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CPAP Machine Lung Cancer Risk

Can CPAP Machines Cause Lung Cancer?

That’s the question many are asking after Philips issued a recall for many of its CPAP machines and other ventilators due to health risks posed by degrading foam.

CPAP Machine Lung Cancer Risk - Riddle & BrantleyTo be clear, Philips has recalled many CPAP machines, saying that sound-dampening foam can degrade and be inhaled or absorbed, potentially increasing the risk of cancer and other injury. Based on what we know now, defective CPAP machines may cause lung cancer and other health problems, and those using Philips CPAP machines are advised to stop using these devices and contact their doctor about health risks and potential replacement devices.

If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer after using a Philips CPAP machine, BiLevel PAP machine, or mechanical ventilator, you may be entitled to compensation in a Philips CPAP lung cancer lawsuit.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation concerning a potential CPAP lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and convenient form below. You may qualify if you’ve suffered from lung cancer after using a Philips CPAP machine, BiLevel PAP machine, or mechanical ventilator.

There is never any obligation, the consultation is free, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your CPAP lung cancer lawsuit and you receive compensation.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s see how we can help.

How Might CPAP Machines Cause Lung Cancer?

According to Philips’ announcement of the CPAP machine recall, certain CPAP machines, BiLevel PAP machines, and mechanical ventilators contain a foam material designed to minimize noise. The problem, however, is that this foam material can degrade into small, potentially toxic particles, which can be inhaled and irritate the airways, potentially causing lung cancer.

In its initial statement, the company said that “The potential risks of chemical exposure due to off-gassing include headache, irritation, hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting, and possible toxic and carcinogenic effects.” (bolding has been added for emphasis)

Do CPAP Machines Cause Lung Cancer - Riddle & BrantleyPhilips added that it has received no reports of cancer caused by CPAP machines, including lung cancer caused by CPAP machines or other types of cancer, like kidney cancer, liver cancer, or rectal cancer.

We have more information about what CPAP machines have been recalled on our website.

The company has said that roughly 80 percent of the defective machines that may increase the risk of cancer are CPAP or BiLevel PAP machines, with the other 20 percent being mechanical ventilators.

Do You Qualify for a CPAP Lung Cancer Lawsuit?

If you’ve used a Philips CPAP machine and been diagnosed with lung cancer, you may be entitled to compensation and qualify for a CPAP lung cancer lawsuit.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced CPAP lawsuit attorney concerning your CPAP lung cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111.

You may qualify for a CPAP lung cancer lawsuit and be entitled to significant financial compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let an experienced Riddle & Brantley defective medical device attorney review your claim. We believe Justice Counts and we are ready to help however we can.

Why Riddle & Brantley for Your CPAP Lung Cancer Lawsuit?

Philips CPAP Lung Cancer Lawsuit Attorney - Riddle & BrantleyAt Riddle & Brantley, we’ve been holding manufacturers of potentially dangerous medical devices accountable for more than three decades. We know the law and are determined to seek maximum compensation for those who have suffered injury or illness due to companies’ negligence.

Since 2000 alone, we’ve recovered more than $600 million in total compensation for our deserving clients, and we would love to help you if we can (see disclaimer below).

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

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Our award-winning trial attorneys (see disclaimer below) have been recognized for their results and experience with such memberships and awards as:

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The Litigator Award

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced CPAP lung cancer lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111. 

Defective Philips CPAP machines may increase the risk of developing lung cancer (as well as other cancers and injuries), and you deserve justice. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim today.

“You’ll walk in the front door as a client, but leave as family. They’re the absolute best.”

Susan S., Riddle & Brantley client

Other Cancers and Health Problems Potentially Linked to Philips CPAP Machines

Beyond lung cancer, many other conditions may be linked to defective Philips CPAP machines.

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 and other health problems has not been extensively researched. We anticipate more studies to examine the possibility that defective CPAP machines can cause cancer and health problems, and will continue to provide 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 health risks.

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

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