Sleep apnea CPAP/Bi-Level PAP machines, ventilators recalled due to cancer, foam causing toxicity risk
Medical manufacturer Royal Philips voluntarily recalled multiple sleep apnea machines this week amid reports that degradation may cause the devices to release dangerous gasses and other toxins that may cause cancer.
Included in the recall are Philips’ Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and mechanical ventilator devices. The devices contain a sound-abatement foam that is made of polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR). The foam can degrade over time and trace particles and gasses can enter airways which is potentially toxic.
If inhaled, toxins from the degraded foam may cause potentially dangerous side effects, including:
- Chronic Respiratory Issues
- Possible Toxicity and Cancer
Motley Rice medical attorneys have extensive experience litigating for patients harmed by defective medical devices. We understand that you may not be familiar with every aspect of your or your loved one’s medical device. Our attorneys have the experience needed to help determine if you have been affected, and to guide you through a potential legal claim.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a chronic respiratory illness, cancer or other significant health effects after using a Philips Bi-Level PAP, CPAP or mechanical ventilator, you may contact medical attorneys Kimberly Barone Baden or Ann E. Rice Ervin by email or call 1.800.768.4026 to discuss a potential claim.