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Nasal Cancer Due to Defective Philips CPAP Devices

How Does the Polyurethane Foam in the Defective Philips Sleep Apnea Devices Cause Nasal Cancer?

Annually, 2,000 people in the United States receive a diagnosis of nasal cancer, which makes this malignant disease quite rare. While tobacco smoking is one of the main causes of nasal cancer, another major risk factor for it is exposure to toxic chemicals, including the toluene diisocyanate and methylene diphenyldiisocyanate that are found in polyurethane foam.

According to medical studies, the inhalation of the chemicals released by polyurethane foam can cause severe irritation of the nasal passages. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that frequent exposure to polyurethane foam, which occurs in the case of people who use defective Philips sleep apnea devices, may result in nasal cancer.

A study published in the medical journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine that was conducted on female textile workers in Shanghai, China, revealed that exposure to toluene, which is also present in polyurethane foam in the form of the toluene diisocyanate, had a strong connection with nasopharyngeal cancer. More specifically, out of the 3,188 women that participated in the research, 67 eventually developed a form of nasopharyngeal cancer.

If you came to struggle with this awful disease as a consequence of exposure to the polyurethane foam in your defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ASV sleep apnea device, we encourage you to contact Atraxia Law, as our expert team will help you find out whether you are eligible for compensation from the liable company.

What Are the Eligibility Criteria for Filing a Philips CPAP Claim for Nasal Cancer?

In the unfortunate event that you developed nasal cancer as a result of using a faulty Philips sleep apnea machine or ventilator, it is important to know that you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible company. However, before filing a product liability claim, you must meet a series of requirements, which are the following:

  • you must have a clear nasal cancer diagnosis
  • you must have used your defective Philips sleep apnea device for at least 6 months
  • your claim must be filed within the statute of limitations

In most states, the statute of limitations for product liability claims is 3 years from the moment of diagnosis. Nevertheless, it ranges between 1 and 6 years, depending on where you live. For this reason, it is essential to reach out to our professional team as soon as you find out about your nasal cancer, as the process of assessing your eligibility is quite complex and tedious.

The Expert Team of Atraxia Law Will Help You File Your Philips CPAP Claim for Nasal Cancer

With over 35 years of experience in assessing product liability claims, our team is here to provide you with the necessary assistance in order to find out whether you are entitled to financial compensation from Philips if you struggle with nasal cancer due to using their defective sleep apnea devices. All you have to do is send us proof that you own a faulty Philips sleep apnea machine or ventilator and your medical records, which must clearly state that your diagnosis is nasal cancer.

Following a thorough evaluating, during which we will take into consideration each and every aspect of your situation, you will know with certainty whether you qualify for compensation. If you do, we will recommend you a top attorney who specializes in product liability and who will help you obtain the money you deserve for your suffering.

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