Because the polyurethane foam in the defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ASV sleep apnea machines and ventilators contains toluene diisocyanate and methylene diphenyldiisocyanate, which are carcinogens, frequent exposure to it can lead to the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A study from the British Journal of Industrial Medicine that was conducted on workers in the Swedish polyurethane foam manufacturing industry found that the standardized incidence ratio for non-Hodgkin lymphoma increased to 2.80. However, people who regularly use the faulty Philips sleep apnea devices have a higher risk of developing this cancer, as, unlike workers, who wear protective equipment, they directly inhale the chemicals released by the polyurethane foam.
Another medical study from Italy revealed that people with a medium or high level of exposure to toluene, which is present in polyurethane foam in the form of toluene diisocyanate, are significantly more susceptible to developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Therefore, medical literature supports the strong link between exposure to the hazardous substances released by damaged polyurethane foam and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. If you had the misfortune of coming to struggle with this disease as a result of using a defective Philips sleep apnea device, we encourage you to contact our expert team, who will help you find out whether you are eligible for compensation from the liable company.
In the regrettable case that you received a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using a defective Philips sleep apnea device for a long time, you may want to seek financial compensation for your suffering. However, there are some requirements that you must meet in order to become eligible for filing a claim, namely:
The statute of limitations is very important when it comes to filing a product liability claim, as if it expires, you are no longer entitled to compensation. In most states, it is 3 years from the moment of diagnosis. Nevertheless, the statute of limitations ranges between 1 and 6 years throughout the country, which is why it is essential to reach out to Atraxia Law as soon as you find out about your non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis.
With over 3 decades of experience in evaluating a wide range of product liability claims, our professional team is ready to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional distress. Our experts will thoroughly assess your situation to determine whether you are eligible for filing a claim with Philips for your diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
All we will need from you are proof that you own a defective Philips sleep apnea device and your medical records, which must state your non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis. If we discover that you are entitled to seeking compensation, we will quickly guide you to a specialized attorney so that you can proceed with the legal process and obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
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