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CPAP Machine Liver Cancer Risk

Do CPAP Machines Cause Liver Cancer?

That’s the question that millions are asking after Philips issued a recall of CPAP machines, BiLevel PAP machines, and mechanical ventilators due to a serious product defect. The company has warned that degrading foam in these CPAP machines can be inhaled or absorbed, potentially increasing the risk of cancer.

Philips CPAP Liver Cancer Risk - Riddle & BrantleyBased on the limited research available, it is apparent that defective CPAP machines may cause liver cancer, among other cancers including lung cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and many more.

Other injuries potentially caused by defective Philips CPAP machines, BiLevel PAP machines, and ventilators include kidney damage, liver damage, heart problems, and sudden respiratory failure.

If you’ve been diagnosed with liver cancer after using a Philips CPAP machine (or BiLevel PAP machine or ventilator), you may be entitled to compensation — call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation concerning a potential CPAP lawsuit.

There are no upfront costs, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case — and you receive compensation in your CPAP liver cancer lawsuit.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim and see if you qualify for a CPAP liver cancer lawsuit.

“If defective Philips CPAP machines caused liver cancer, potential victims deserve justice and we are committed to helping them get maximum compensation.”

Gene Riddle, CPAP liver cancer lawsuit attorney 

IMPORTANT: If you use a recalled CPAP machine or BiLevel PAP machine, Philips advises that you stop using the device immediately and speak with your doctor. Those using recalled Philips life-sustaining mechanical ventilators are advised to NOT stop using the device or altering therapy and instead immediately speak with their doctor.

How Might CPAP Machines Cause Liver Cancer?

The potential CPAP liver cancer risk is based on Philips’ announcement in June 2021 that recalled CPAP machines may cause cancer.

According to the manufacturer, sound-abatement foam in certain CPAP and BiLevel PAP machines, as well as certain mechanical ventilators, may degrade and could potentially be inhaled and enter users’ airways. The effects of inhalation of toxic foam particulate or gaseous Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) may include “Irritation (skin, eye, and respiratory tract), inflammatory response, headache, asthma, adverse effects to other organs (e.g. kidneys and liver) and toxic carcinogenic affects.” (bolding added for emphasis)

The potential increased risk of cancer due to toxic foam exposure and/or “chemical emissions” may include risk of liver cancer, among other types including kidney cancer, lung cancer, and rectal cancer.

“I’ve Been Diagnosed with Liver Cancer After Using a Philips CPAP Machine. What Are My Options?”

CPAP Liver Cancer Lawsuit - Riddle & BrantleyYou may qualify for a CPAP liver cancer lawsuit if you’ve been diagnosed with liver cancer after using a Philips CPAP machine (or BiLevel PAP machine or mechanical ventilator).

Our defective medical device attorneys are actively investigating these claims. For a FREE consultation, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below. The consultation is free and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your case, and you receive compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with a compassionate Philips CPAP liver cancer lawsuit attorney for free. We will review your claim, advise you on your eligibility and available legal options, and if you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.

Potential victims may qualify for a CPAP lawsuit if they meet the following criteria:

  • Used a defective Philips CPAP machine, BiLevel PAP machine, or mechanical ventilator (check out our list of recalled Philips CPAP machines)
  • Diagnosed with a qualifying cancer or another qualifying injury such as liver damage, kidney damage, heart problems, or respiratory failure (see list below)

Other Cancers and Health Problems Potentially Caused by Philips CPAP Machines

Beyond liver cancer, defective CPAP machines may be connected to various other forms of cancer and other health problems.

Cancers potentially caused by degrading foam and “off-gassing” in Philips CPAP machines include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Nasal cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Papillary cancer
  • Various types of leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma

NOTE: The potential danger that defective CPAP machines may cause cancer has not been extensively researched. We anticipate more studies to examine the possibility that defective CPAP machines can cause cancer, and will continue to provided up-to-date information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have used a Philips CPAP machine, talk with your doctor immediately about potential cancer risk.

Other injuries potentially caused by inhaling or absorbing foam particulates from Philips CPAP machines 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

Why Riddle & Brantley?

Since 1985, our product liability attorneys have been fighting to hold manufacturers accountable for potential defects that may cause injury. In the last 20 years alone, we’ve recovered more than $600 million in total compensation on behalf of our deserving clients (see disclaimer below).

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

For a FREE consultation concerning a potential CPAP liver cancer lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim. 

We don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees.

We believe Justice Counts and we would love to help you and your loved ones however we can.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.


*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.