Before delving into the connection between these malignant diseases and exposure to the polyurethane foam in the defective Philips sleep apnea devices, it is important to know that both papillary carcinoma and thyroid cancer affect the same part of the body. Making up 80% of all cases, papillary carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer.
However, there are other forms of thyroid cancer, such as anaplastic thyroid cancer and follicular thyroid cancer. Because polyurethane foam contains methylene diphenyldiisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate, both of which are carcinogenic substances, when it deteriorates, it releases these chemicals with the use of defective Philips sleep apnea machines and ventilators.
After breathing in the methylene diphenyldiisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate from the damaged polyurethane foam, the chemicals will quickly enter the bloodstream, which will carry them to every organ and tissue in the body, including the thyroid gland. Over the course of several years, these harmful substances may cause DNA mutations that will ultimately result in papillary carcinoma or another type of thyroid cancer.
In the regrettable event that you came to struggle with one of these awful diseases, please reach out to our team of professionals, who will help you find out whether you can file a product liability claim with Philips.
People whose health was affected by a faulty product are often entitled to financial compensation for their suffering. If you intend to seek money for the physical and emotional distress using a defective Philips sleep apnea device has caused you, which we highly advise you to do, you will first have to meet a series of eligibility criteria to qualify for filing a claim, namely:
The statute of limitations is the period of time during which your claim for papillary carcinoma or thyroid cancer can be filed with the liable company. It is 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in the majority of states, but it ranges between 1 and 6 years across the country. For this reason, you should contact Atraxia Law as soon as you receive your diagnosis, as evaluating your eligibility is a complex process.
Atraxia Law has over 3 decades of experience in evaluating product liability claims, and our team of experts is here is offer you the guidance you need to find out whether you qualify for compensation if you developed papillary carcinoma or another type of thyroid cancer after using a defective Philips sleep apnea device. We will only need proof that you own a faulty Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ASV sleep apnea machine or ventilator and your medical records, which must mention your diagnosis.
Following a thorough and careful assessment of your case, we will be able to tell you with certainty whether you are entitled to financial compensation from the responsible company. If you are, we will recommend you a top attorney who specializes in product liability cases and who will provide you with the legal assistance you need to recover the maximum compensation you qualify for from Philips.
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