The main issue with the defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ASV sleep apnea machines and ventilators is the polyurethane foam that they have to make the devices less noisy. However, when the polyurethane foam deteriorates, it releases toxic chemicals, the most dangerous being methylene diphenyldiisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate, which are carcinogens. A study found that stomach cancer mortality was slightly high in the shoe manufacturing industry in the United States and in the people working in rotogravure printing in Sweden.
The reason why these occupational groups were found to be more susceptible to developing stomach cancer is that they would be regularly exposed to toluene diisocyanate on the job. However, you should remember that most employees who handled this hazardous chemical would wear protective equipment, whereas people who use the defective Philips sleep apnea devices are directly exposed to it via inhalation, which greatly increases their stomach cancer risk. Once toluene diisocyanate enters your body, it can easily travel to your stomach through the bloodstream and eventually result in cancer.
If you had the misfortune of developing this disease as a consequence of using a faulty Philips sleep apnea machine or ventilator, we encourage you to reach out to our expert team, as we are here to ease the legal process of recovering compensation for you. We will assess your situation to determine if you qualify for seeking compensation from the liable company.
Most people with stomach cancer who came to struggle with this awful disease as a consequence of using a defective Philips sleep apnea device are entitled to financial compensation from the company, as it failed to warn consumers of the risk of cancer. Nevertheless, in order to become eligible for compensation, you must meet a series of criteria, which are the following:
It is essential to be aware of the statute of limitations of product liability claims as if it expires, you are no longer eligible for compensation. Referring to the period of time during which you can file your Philips CPAP claim, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, but it ranges between 1 and 6 years across the country. Therefore, to make sure you can still recover the money you deserve, we strongly advise you to contact Atraxia Law as soon as you find out about your stomach cancer.
The expert team of Atraxia Law has over 3 decades of experience in assessing a wide range of product liability claims and is here to provide you with the assistance you need to find out whether you qualify for compensation from Philips if you developed stomach cancer as a result of using their faulty device. We will only need proof that you own a defective sleep apnea machine or ventilator and your medical records, which must state that your diagnosis is stomach cancer.
After a careful examination of your situation, we will promptly inform you with regard to eligibility. If we find that you are entitled to seeking financial compensation, we will recommend you a top attorney whose area of practice is product liability so that you can carry on with the legal process and obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your suffering.
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