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Why is the polyurethane foam in sleep apnea devices harmful?

Polyurethane foam is made of multiple units of urethane, which is a probable human carcinogen. When the foam degrades, people who use the defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ASV sleep apnea machines and ventilators will unavoidably breathe in tiny particles of urethane.

Furthermore, toluene diisocyanate is used in the manufacturing process of polyurethane foam, which is also carcinogenic to humans.

To make matters worse, when polyurethane foam deteriorates, it also releases off-gases, which are the by-products of chemical reactions, such as:

Most of these off-gases also have a strong link to cancer, which only increases the risk of developing it in people who have been using their faulty Philips sleep apnea device for a long time. Nonetheless, it is essential to be aware that cancer will develop several years after you cease using the sleep apnea machine or ventilator. The symptoms you may immediately experience if you use a defective sleep apnea device include the following:

Nevertheless, it is crucial to talk to your doctor before interrupting therapy with a faulty Philips sleep apnea device, as making this decision on your own may actually cause more harm than good. Your doctor has the expertise to assess whether the benefits of using a faulty sleep apnea device outweigh the risks. If you came to struggle with cancer after using a defective Philips sleep apnea device, do not hesitate to contact the team of Atraxia Law, who will evaluate your case and let you know if you are eligible for compensation from the company.

We will help you file a claim with Philips if you developed cancer

For the past 35 years, our professionals have been providing assistance to people whose health was affected by defective products and are here to help you determine whether you qualify for filing a claim with Philips if you have been using one of their defective sleep apnea devices and developed cancer. The only documents necessary are proof that you own a faulty sleep apnea device and your medical records, which must clearly state that you have cancer.

After a careful assessment of your situation, we will be able to tell you whether you can seek compensation from the company. If you are, we will guide you to a lawyer who specializes in product liability so that you can carry on with the legal process and eventually obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your suffering.