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Philips Respironics has issued a nationwide recall for more than 3 million Philips BIPAP and CPAP machines because users have developed cancer due to foam degradation.
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How Can CPAP Machines Cause Cancer?

Normally, Philips BIPAP and CPAP machines don’t cause cancer. In fact, people with sleep apnea who use CPAP or BiPAP mechanical ventilator machines can reduce their risk of cancer and other health problems.

However, Philips CPAP BiPAP and ventilator machines involved in the Philips CPAP recall contain polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam — used to dampen sound and vibration while devices are operating — that may break down, increasing the CPAP cancer risk to Rhode Island residents.

According to Philips, particles and gases released by the recalled CPAP machines and mechanical ventilators could cause cancer and other toxic effects if they enter the body.

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Philips CPAP Machine Injuries

Philips Respironics has received reports of possible patient impact due to foam degradation in recalled Philips CPAP machines.

The potential health risks of particulate exposure in a defective Philips CPAP, sleep apnea machines, ventilator devices and other similar medical devices include:

  • Headache
  • Irritation
  • Inflammation
  • Chest pressure
  • Respiratory issues
  • Toxic effects
  • Cancer (carcinogenic effects)
  • Other health issues

Potential risks of chemical exposure due to Philips breathing machines off-gassing include:

  • Headache
  • Irritation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Sinus infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Toxic effects
  • Carcinogenic effects

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Are Philips CPAP Lawsuits Being Filed?

Rhode Island residents are filing Philips CPAP Cancer Lawsuits because the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in recalled Philips BiPAP, CPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices may cause cancer and serious respiratory problems.

Individual injury lawsuits filed by Rhode Island residents seek compensation for injuries and claim Philips manufactured defective CPAP breathing machines but didn’t warn the public of the risk of being diagnosed with cancer from a sleep apnea machine.

A handful of Rhode Island CPAP cancer class-action lawsuits demand that Philips pay for the cost of replacing CPAP sleep apnea devices.

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Lawsuit Alleges Philips CPAP BIPAP Caused Man to be Diagnosed With Cancer

In a recently filed Philips CPAP cancer lawsuit, a Rhode Island man alleges he developed pancreatic cancer from a Philips DreamStation, indicating that he was exposed to toxic chemicals and debris from the deteriorating sound abatement foam inside the sleep apnea machine.

The complaint was filed by Plaintiff John Wagner in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on April 18, 2022, joining other Rhode Island residents who used the recalled machines (CPAP, BIPAP or ventilator) who are now pursuing damages for medical expenses against Koninklijke Philips and its U.S. subsidiaries.

Wagner indicates he was prescribed use of the Philips DreamStation for treatment of his sleep apnea in 2017, and used it on a daily basis.

However, he developed cancer in January 2022, which he directly links to breathing particles and debris released by the sleep apnea machine’s sound abatement foam.

“Plaintiff’s use of the subject device caused the development and progression of his CPAP cancer,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff’s development and progression of his pancreatic cancer, as a result of his use of the subject device, necessitated treatment resulting in adverse effects, limitations, and sequelae, as well as the need for continuous future medical care and treatment.”

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