CPAP Lawsuits Due to Potential Cancer Risk & Health Problems
Have you been diagnosed with cancer or another health problem after using a Philips CPAP machine for sleep apnea? You may qualify for a Philips CPAP lawsuit and be entitled to compensation. Those who have suffered from a qualifying type of cancer or other condition after using a Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), or mechanical ventilator may qualify for a lawsuit.
For a FREE consultation concerning a potential Philips CPAP lawsuit with an experienced product liability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the convenient form below.
The CPAP lawsuit consultation is free, there is no obligation, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation. Our attorneys are actively representing CPAP lawsuit clients and we would love to help you however we can.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let one of our experienced Philips CPAP lawsuit attorneys review your cancer claim (or claim for another qualifying condition). You may be entitled to compensation, and you deserve justice.
WARNING: Philips CPAP machines and ventilators have a product defect that may increase the risk of cancer and other health problems. Contact your doctor immediately for any health-related questions.
In June 2021, Philips issued an urgent recall of CPAP machines and mechanical ventilators, warning that a product defect may put users at risk of cancer. Since the recall was announced, researchers have considered the possibility that multiple types of cancer may be linked to defective Philips CPAP machines, including kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, rectal cancer, and potentially others.
- Philips BiLevel PAP machines
- Philips CPAP machines
- Philips mechanical ventilators (certain models)
According to the manufacturer, roughly 80 percent of devices affected by the recall are Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines. The Philips CPAP recall covers millions of potentially defective machines, all but guaranteeing that this will be one of the most expensive medical device recalls in recent history.
For the most up-to-date information from the manufacturer concerning the recall, — including a complete list of respiratory devices affected — please visit the Philips recall page.
IMPORTANT: If you use a Philips CPAP for sleep apnea (either a Bi-Level PAP or CPAP), the manufacturer advises that you stop using the device immediately and contact your physician about potential cancer risk and alternative devices. Those using Philips mechanical ventilators affected by the recall are advised to talk with their doctor before discontinuing use of the device.
Potential plaintiffs must meet the following criteria to qualify for a Philips CPAP lawsuit:
- Used a qualifying Philips BiLevel CPAP, Philips CPAP machine, or Philips ventilator
- Diagnosed with a qualifying cancer or other health problem (see below)
- Meet certain criteria re: smoking history (if diagnosed with lung cancer)
Cancers that may qualify you for a CPAP lawsuit include:
- Lung cancer
- Oral cancer
- Oropharynx cancer
- Nasal cavity / sinus cancer
- Nasopharynx cancer
- Larynx cancer
- Hypopharynx cancer
- Salivary cancer
Respiratory injuries that may qualify you for a CPAP lawsuit include:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
If you’ve suffered from one of the cancers or other health problems listed above after using a recalled Philips CPAP machine, BiLevel PAP machine or ventilator, call 1-800-525-7111 for a free consultation concerning a potential CPAP lawsuit.
Philips CPAP Cancer Risk and Resulting Lawsuits
In announcing the recall, Philips warned consumers that certain Philips CPAP machines and ventilators include a potentially defective sound-dampening foam that may degrade and be ingested or absorbed. Ingestion or absorption of these foam particles may cause cancer and other injury.
Potential side effects of degraded foam exposure include:
- Irritation to skin, eyes, and/or respiratory tract
- Respiratory issues (breathing problems)
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Organ damage (including liver damage and kidney damage)
- Toxic carcinogenic effects (cancer, including potentially kidney cancer, liver cancer, rectal cancer, lung cancer, and others)
To be clear, using a Philips PAP, CPAP, or mechanical ventilator may increase the risk of developing kidney cancer, liver cancer, rectal cancer, lung cancer or other injury or illness. Victims who have used a Philips CPAP machine or ventilator and suffered from a qualifying cancer, you may be eligible for a Philips CPAP lawsuit.
While no deaths have been reported as associated with these products as of mid-2021, Philips said in a statement that the company has “received reports of possible patient impact due to foam degradation.” The company noted that it was first alerted of the potential danger in April 2021, raising questions as to why the recall was issued two months later.
Are CPAP Lawsuits Class Actions?
There are two types of lawsuits being filed against Philips related to defective CPAP machines: personal injury lawsuits and class action lawsuits.
Here are the primary differences between the “injury-based” CPAP lawsuits and CPAP class action lawsuits:
- CPAP Personal Injury Lawsuits — These lawsuits allege that defective CPAP machines, BiLevel Pap machines, and mechanical ventilators caused physical injury (among other losses such as lost wages, loss of future income, and pain and suffering including emotional trauma). It is likely that these CPAP personal injury lawsuits will be consolidated into multidistrict litigation, in which claims remain separate, but are consolidated into a single federal court with lead plaintiffs’ co-counsel in order to streamline the legal process. If this happens (as is widely expected), a series of “bellwether” trials will likely be influential in determining a potential (but not guaranteed) global settlement.
- CPAP Class Action Lawsuits — CPAP class action lawsuits are separate from the CPAP personal injury lawsuits, in that they seek economic compensation for defective product replacement and other economic losses. They are not focused on injuries potentially caused by defective Philips CPAP machines, BiLevel PAP machines, or mechanical ventilators. In class action lawsuit, the claims of plaintiffs are very similar, as opposed to other CPAP lawsuits where potential victims may have suffered a variety of injuries. However, it’s important to note that you may qualify for BOTH a CPAP personal injury lawsuit AND a CPAP class action lawsuit.
Do You Qualify for a Philips CPAP Lawsuit?
If victims’ cancer was potentially caused by defective Philips CPAP or ventilator devices, they may qualify for a Philips CPAP lawsuit — provided they are not a current or former smoker. Our defective medical device attorneys are actively investigating these claims with no obligation or upfront costs.
Potential plaintiffs must meet the following criteria to qualify for a Philips CPAP lawsuit:
- Used a Philips BiLevel CPAP, Philips CPAP machine, or a qualifying Philips ventilator
- Diagnosed with a qualifying cancer or health problem (see list above)
- Meet certain smoking history criteria if diagnosed with lung cancer
For a FREE consultation concerning a potential Philips CPAP cancer lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free, there is no obligation, and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover financial compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees. That’s our promise to you.
If you’ve suffered from lung cancer after using a Philips BiLevel PAP, CPAP, or mechanical ventilator device, call 1-800-525-7111 for a free consultation with an experienced CPAP lawsuit attorney.
We will review your case for free, advise you on your best legal options, and if you decide to hire us, fight tirelessly for your right to compensation in a Philips CPAP lawsuit.
“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”
–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
Cancers Potentially Caused by CPAP Machines
While initial reports indicated that defective Philips CPAP machines, BiLevel PAP machines, and mechanical ventilators may increase the risk of developing lung cancer, in recent months, attention has focused on other cancers that may be caused by CPAP machines.
Cancers that may be caused by defective CPAP machines include:
- Lung cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Brain cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Throat cancer
- Laryngeal cancer
- Thryoid cancer
- Papillary cancer
- Various types of leukemia
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
Other Conditions Possibly Caused by Defective Philips CPAP Machines
Beyond cancer, foam degradation and “off-gassing” in Philips CPAP machines may cause other serious health problems. Other health problems that may qualify you or a loved one for a Philips CPAP lawsuit include:
- Severe ear, eye, nose, throat, sinus, or oral cavity inflammation and injury including nodules, cysts, and tumors
- Respiratory problems, including:
- Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
- Recurrent pneumonia
- New or or worsening asthma
- Lung damage / lung disease
- Kidney damage/ kidney disease
- Liver damage / liver disease
- Heart problems
- Sudden respiratory failure leading to heart attack
We are currently evaluating claims that defective CPAP machines or other breathing machines caused these types of cancer, and there may be others potentially linked to Philips CPAP machines, as well. For a FREE case review to evaluate your eligibility for a potential CPAP lawsuit, please call our defective medical device attorneys at 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you in your CPAP lawsuit, you won’t pay any attorney fees. It’s as simple as that.
“What Damages Are Available in a CPAP Lawsuit?”
Those who have suffered from cancer or other injury potentially due to Philips PAP, CPAP, or mechanical ventilator machines may be entitled to significant damages.
Damages potentially available in a CPAP lawsuit include:
- Medical bills — compensation may pay for past, current, and future medical treatments associated with cancer or injury potentially caused by defective breathing devices
- Lost wages — you or a loved one may qualify for compensation to make up for income lost due to missed work
- Future income loss — if your cancer or injury prevents you from working in the future, damages for future lost earning potential may be available
- Pain and suffering — you may be entitled to compensation to make up for emotional injury associated with your cancer or condition
- Punitive damages — in some cases, a judge or jury may decide that the defendant owes additional punitive damages in order to “punish” them for gross negligence
Experienced Trial Attorneys
Since 1985, Riddle & Brantley’s product liability lawyers have been holding potentially negligent manufacturers like Philips accountable for possibly dangerous products. If you’ve suffered from lung cancer potentially due to use of a Philips CPAP, PAP, or mechanical ventilator device, we would love to help you however we can.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Philips CPAP lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free, and because we work on a contingency basis, you’ll never pay any attorney fees unless we win your CPAP lawsuit and you receive compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
Award-Winning Trial Attorneys Handling CPAP Claims
If you’ve suffered from lung cancer due to a Philips CPAP or other breathing device, you deserve an experienced advocate on your side. You don’t have to go through this alone. We are here to help however we can.
Riddle & Brantley’s experienced trial lawyers have been recognized by many prestigious organizations for their results and experience (see disclaimer below), including:
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Gene Riddle)
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Gene Riddle, Chris Brantley, Darren Dawson)
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (Gene Riddle)
- The Litigator Award (Gene Riddle)
- Super Lawyers (Gene Riddle, Adam Smith)
- AV Preeminent Rating – Martindale Hubbell (Gene Riddle, Adam Smith, Darren Dawson)
- The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Gene Riddle)
Since 2000 alone, we’ve recovered over $600 million in total compensation for our deserving clients, and pride ourselves on fighting tirelessly for injured victims’ right to justice (see disclaimer below).
We pride ourselves on treating every client like family and fighting relentlessly on their behalf.
“You’ll walk in the door as a client but leave as family. They are the absolute best.”
–Susan S., Riddle & Brantley client
Don’t wait — the longer you wait to contact a Philips CPAP lawsuit attorney, the harder it may be to prove liability and win your case, recovering you the compensation you need and deserve. We are ready to help at a moment’s notice.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced CPAP lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs, and we don’t get paid unless you do. It’s as simple as that.
Justice Counts for those who have suffered from cancer potentially due to defective products like Philips PAP, CPAP, and mechanical ventilator machines. Call us today at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE case review and let’s see how we can help.
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