CPAP machines help thousands of people with sleep apnea and COPD breathe better at night. Recently, however, certain models of Philips CPAP machines were recalled after reports they emit dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde. Now, many patients may suffer serious health consequences, including cancer and respiratory issues.

Craig Swapp & Associates represents patients that have been harmed and subsequently had to have medical treatment after using a recalled Philips CPAP machine. If you or someone you love has been affected by the recall, learn more about how a Philips CPAP lawyer can help you through this difficult time.

Philips CPAP Recall Facts

In 2021, the FDA sent out a recall alert to doctors and patients about certain Philips ventilators, BiPAP machines, and CPAP machines. When the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in the devices breaks down, degradation allows particles to enter the lungs through inhalation. 

Now, lawsuits are being filed against the company producing the dangerously faulty medical equipment. If you’re experiencing worsening lung conditions after using a CPAP machine, talk about your condition with a lawyer who can help you take action. Your lawyer has the most up-to-date information you need when preparing to sue for your suffering. 

What Makes Faulty CPAP Machines So Dangerous?

PE-PUR foam fragments and particles can easily lodge in human lungs, leading to problems much like the toxic and carcinogenic effects of inhaling asbestos. That can lead to mesothelioma and other serious lung diseases. 

CPAP machines are used over extended periods of time by individuals who need to manage life-threatening lung diseases, which puts them at greater risk. The amount of time sleep apnea and COPD patients spend using defective breathing machines makes them more likely to inhale harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than other users. 

But no one who uses the recalled Philips CPAP machines is immune to the risk. Philips CPAP machines are also utilized by other groups of patients for shorter periods of time to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary edema brought on by congestive heart failure
  • Other ailments that cause shortness of breath

Any of these conditions could be severely worsened by breathing in these dangerous materials. Anyone with breathing problems that are also experiencing headaches, irritation, or nausea after using a Philips CPAP machine should carefully check the recall list and be examined by a doctor. If you see your machine on the list, reach out for legal guidance. 

Contact a Philips CPAP Lawyer for a Free Case Review

If want to pursue legal action, a Philips CPAP lawyer can help you get compensated for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. While your lawyer can’t undo the damage, your lawyer can help you get the compensation you’re due for the suffering you experienced. That can help you get the support you need while you recover from the damage done.

Countless plaintiffs are launching lawsuits against the manufacturers of this faulty equipment. Join them by contacting Craig Swapp & Associates for a free consultation. Reach out through our online form or call 1-800-404-9000 today. 

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