Philips Device Linking To Cancer? Here’s what you should know!
If you have ever bought a Philips CPAP machine, you have probably received their email about recalling some models of the CPAPs, Bi-PAPs, and mechanical ventilators due to technical faults in them. If you own one of these, consulting a CPAP lawyer could be a wise choice.
Does Philips CPAP device cause Cancer?
Philips’ CPAP devices contained a sound and vibration abatement foam called polyester-based polyurethane. This material gets broken down into microparticles upon usage and gives out harmful gases. These, when inhaled or swallowed by a person, can cause various types of Cancer.
Given the information, there are risks of liver, lung, and Kidney Cancer. Other than that, it can also cause Pneumonia, Leukemia, RAD, heart attack, and organ failure in the human body.
Besides severe diseases, victims have also reported minor side effects of using the machine, such as headaches, respiratory problems, vomiting, dizziness, and sinus infection. No deaths have been reported. However, the FDA has issued a warning and recognized this as a Class I recall.
Which devices are recalled?
Philips has recalled mainly three types of machines-
- Bi-Level PAP and
- Mechanical ventilators
Many different models come under these categories. Philips recalled more than ten models of CPAP machines in June 2021 because of severe technical faults which posed a significant threat to its users. Users have reported illnesses from minor symptoms to fatal diseases.
Check the list of models recalled by Philips.
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne (Q series)
- E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
- Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator
- C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
- Trilogy 100 Ventilator
- REMStar SE Auto CPAP
- OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
- DreamStation GO CPAP, APAP
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator
- Trilogy 200 Ventilator
You could get compensation if Philips’ CPAP machine injured you. The payout varies from person to person and depends on how significant your injury is and some other factors. Listed below are four crucial things that should help you with your case.
- Consult a doctor and document proof of your injury.
- Collect evidence of purchase such as the date, time, model, units purchased, etc.
- Hire a lawyer before taking any legal steps.
- Consult with your lawyer before registering your defective device on Philips’ customer care website.
Are you looking for an attorney to represent you?
Fighting cases like this all on your own is never a good idea. An expert can help prepare your best defense. Contact Shouse Law Group to find the perfect attorney to represent you.