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Lung Conditions Associated with Defective Philips Sleep Apnea Devices

Posted on 4th August, 2021

by Legal Staff

By now, the majority of people who had been using Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ASV machines or ventilators to treat their sleep apnea know that up to 4 million of these devices that were manufactured between 2009 and 2021 are defective and have recently been voluntarily recalled by the Dutch company.

Exposure to the polyurethane foam in these products can ultimately result in is lung cancer, as the material can release toxic chemicals in the air that individuals breathe while using these devices.

However, in some cases, people will first develop a benign lung condition before lung cancer develops due to using a defective Philips sleep apnea machine or ventilator. This is a very important aspect you should be aware of if your sleep apnea treatment involves one of the recalled devices, as knowing that having a non-cancerous lung disease may lead to the development of lung cancer will make you pay more attention to your health.

According to reputable medical studies, suffering from a benign lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, or bronchitis, increases your risk of developing lung cancer over the years significantly. Nevertheless, there are many other lung diseases that are not cancerous that can precede the onset of lung cancer. If you have already developed lung cancer or another malignant disease after using a defective Philips sleep apnea device, our expert team will help you recover the compensation you deserve for your suffering from the company.

What Pulmonary Diseases Precede the Onset of Lung Cancer in People Who Used Defective Philips Sleep Apnea Devices?

Because the polyurethane foam that is present in the defective Philips sleep apnea machines and ventilators is manufactured with toluene diisocyanate, a chemical that is carcinogenic to humans, people who regularly use these devices unavoidably inhale and ingest it, which increases their risk of lung disease. Furthermore, when it degrades, polyurethane foam also releases other hazardous agents, such as formaldehyde and benzene, which have a strong connection with cancer as well.

The following are the lung diseases and conditions that you can develop as a result of using a faulty Philips sleep apnea device before lung cancer sets in:

  • acute inhalation injury
  • chronic asthma
  • chronic bronchitis
  • emphysema
  • pleural effusion
  • lung inflammation
  • interstitial lung disease
  • pneumonia
  • respiratory failure
  • pneumoconiosis
  • reactive airway disease
  • pulmonary fibrosis

If you received one of these diagnoses, we advise you to keep a close eye on your health and to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience a worsening of your symptoms. Even after your pulmonary issue is cured, the risk of developing lung cancer remains. Consequently, you should be extremely vigilant with regard to the health of your lungs and undergo periodical screenings for lung cancer so that, in the unfortunate event that you develop it, the disease can be timely detected. When it comes to lung cancer, a timely diagnosis is crucial and can even be life-saving.

Quality Assistance for People Who Developed Cancer After Using a Defective Philips Sleep Apnea Device

The team of Atraxia Law is here to provide you with quality assistance to determine whether you are eligible for compensation if you came to struggle with cancer after using a faulty Philips sleep apnea machine or ventilator. The only requirement is sending our experts proof that you own a defective Philips device and your medical records that clearly state your cancer diagnosis.

Following a careful assessment of your situation, we will be able to tell you without a shadow of a doubt whether you qualify for filing a claim with the company to recover financial compensation. If you are, we will recommend you a top attorney who specializes in product liability so that you can continue the legal process and ultimately obtain the largest sum of money you deserve for your distress.