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CPAP Machine Lawsuits

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Various CPAP machines, BiPAP machines, and ventilators have recently been recalled and met with lawsuits after a dangerous defect was uncovered, which could potentially cause cancer in users. Research from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that certain CPAP machines – mostly Philips brand devices – contained polyurethane foam that could deteriorate with regular use and be inhaled by the user as they slept. Inhaling too much of this foam could cause a buildup in the user’s body that eventually causes cancer.

If you have used a CPAP machine or ventilator to help with your sleep or day-to-day life, and you have been diagnosed with some form of cancer, then there might be a connection. Call (215) 278-4449 and speak with a CPAP machine lawsuit attorney from Golomb Spirt Grunfeld P.C. Our legal team can help clients with individual lawsuits in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as class action lawsuits for clients nationwide.

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What Machines Are Defective?

Philips CPAP machines that have been recalled include these models and more:

  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator
  • C Series ASV, S/T, and AVAPS
  • Dorma 400/500 CPAP
  • DreamStation ASV, SV, and AVAPS
  • DreamStation CPAP, AutoCPAP, and BiPAP
  • DreamStation GO CPAP and APAP
  • E30
  • Gabrin Plus, Aeris, and LifeVent Ventilator
  • OmniLab Advances Plus In-Lab Titration
  • REMStar SE
  • SystemOne ASV4 and QSeries
  • Trilogy 100/200 Ventilator

If you own one of these machines, then the manufacturer requests that you discontinue its use immediately. However, before you send the machine back for a recall, dial (215) 278-4449 and talk to us. Keeping the defective CPAP machine might keep the best available evidence in your control. Furthermore, Philips and other manufacturers have been criticized for their slow reaction to the recall, leaving thousands of people without replacement units and unable to sleep in the meantime. In other words, there is not necessarily a rush to get rid of your CPAP machine, but you should stop using it. Talk to your doctor about possible alternatives.

Harm Caused by a Defective CPAP Machine

Diseases linked to inhaling the polyurethane foam include:

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Heart disease

Inhaling a large amount of the foam at once can also cause temporary or semi-permanent side effects, such as migraines, throat irritation, and vomiting. People who have asthma could also be at risk of a serious asthma attack.

Can You Sue the CPAP Machine Manufacturer?

Every case is unique, so your case should be evaluated by our skilled attorneys to determine what can be done about it. If you own a recalled CPAP machine or ventilator and have been diagnosed with cancer, then you might have a strong case against the manufacturer. Whether your lawsuit should be pursued individually or should be part of a larger class action lawsuit is a complicated question. Yet, again, we’re here to help you answer it and pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Talk to Us About Your CPAP Machine Lawsuit

You surely have a lot on your mind right now about how the CPAP machine that helps you sleep could have been hurting you the entire time due to a preventable product defect. To avoid stressing yourself out further with legal procedures surrounding your lawsuit, leave everything up to our talented team of CPAP machine lawsuit attorneys. Thanks to our vast legal experience and network, we are capable of assisting clients in all 50 states with class action lawsuits.

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