Philips CPAP Cancer Recall Lawsuit
Information About the June 2021 Recall Philips CPAP, BiPAP and Ventilators
Philips recalls more than 3 million breathing medical devices because they may expose users to a higher risk of developing cancer. Those who have used one of the recalled machines and then been diagnosed with cancer may file a claim against the company.
Persons and family members of persons who have developed cancer from using a Philips CPAP breathing machine or mechanical ventilator may be entitled to compensation through filing Philips CPAP lawsuits. Anyone matching this description is eligible for a free, no-obligation case review with an attorney handling national CPAP cancer lawsuit claims. CPAP recall lawsuits against the manufacturer, Philips, are the only way for individual consumers to hold the company accountable for the harm it has caused through marketing a dangerous medical device. Lawyers handling Philips CPAP recall lawsuits for cancer work on contingency, meaning you will never pay legal fees unless we win compensation for you. Read full Philips CPAP cancer lawsuit information from attorneys handling claims from plaintiffs nationwide.
This page provides answers to common questions about filing a Philips CPAP recall lawsuit. Compiled by attorneys handling CPAP cancer lawsuit claims, this information applies to most general questions regarding lawsuits against Philips for cancer from recalled CPAP machines, mechanical ventilators, or other Philips breathing machines. Our attorneys handling CPAP cancer recall lawsuit claims also offer free, no-obligation case consultation. If you find you still have questions or you would prefer to speak directly with a lawyer handling national Philips CPAP recall lawsuits, please complete our contact form. Read full CPAP cancer recall lawsuit questions and answers.
Our Philips CPAP recall attorneys are distinguished by a long track record of success, winning compensation for individuals and families harmed by billion dollar medical device companies. When a multinational corporation appears to be profiting at the expense of consumer safety, our CPAP cancer lawyer group sees it as our mission to pursue justice no matter how complex the case. Our attorneys handling Philips CPAP recall cases related to cancer from CPAP machines, mechanical ventilators or other sleep apnea machines help individuals recover the compensation they need and deserve, while holding the corporate entity accountable for greed, wrongdoing and resulting harm. Read information from attorneys handling CPAP cancer recall lawsuits nationwide.
In June of 2021, Philips issued a global recall for CPAP breathing machines and mechanical ventilators due to a risk of cancer. When a foam component in the device degrades over time, toxic particles and gases are released, which the patient breathes in. Patient reports show CPAP cancer is a risk from these Philips machines, and more than 3 million have been recalled. Persons and family members of persons who developed a serious health problem from using a machine included in the Philips CPAP recall may be eligible for compensation through filing a CPAP cancer recall lawsuit against Philips Read full Philips CPAP recall information.
The risk of Philips CPAP cancer only became public knowledge in 2021, but critics say company executives have been aware for some time. When a foam component used for noise abatement breaks down, cancer-causing gases and particles are released. These toxic substances are ingested by the patient and can lead to a number of side effects including Philips CPAP cancer. Persons and family members of persons who have developed cancer from using a Philips CPAP machine or ventilator may be eligible for compensation through filing a CPAP cancer lawsuit against Philips. Read full Philips CPAP cancer information.
Philips CPAP sleep apnea machines and life supporting mechanical ventilators have been recalled due to a risk of cancer, according to the FDA. A foam component in the devices, which is used to mute the noise of the machine, is prone to degradation. When the foam breaks down, toxic particles and gases are released, which are carcinogenic. An estimated 3-4 million machines are subject to the Philips recall, including breathing machines used for sleep apnea, known as BiLevel PAP and CPAP machines, as well as life-sustaining mechanical ventilators.
Critics say Philips officials were aware of the CPAP cancer risk prior to the recall but did not immediately warn consumers. In April of 2021, Philips reported a "quality issue" with the machines in its first quarter results, stating the company had "received reports of possible patient impact due to foam degradation". Two months later, on June 14, 2021, the company issued a global Philips CPAP cancer recall for approximately twenty different breathing machines sold around the world. Royal Philips is a Dutch health technology company that manufactures a wide range of medical devices. Philips annual revenue exceeded $23 billion in 2020, while CEO Frans Van Houten earned over $7 million in total compensation.
Now Philips officials are facing difficult questions regarding the company's prior knowledge of the risk of cancer from its CPAP machines. Persons and family members of persons who have developed cancer while using the machine are now filing claims against the company. In our day and age, corporate negligence toward consumer safety is all too commonplace. Unfortunately, it is often only the threat of litigation that motivates a company to become a better corporate citizen. In the case of the Philips CPAP cancer recall, filing a CPAP lawsuit against Philips is the only means for patients and family members to obtain the compensation they need and deserve for suffering, damage, medical expenses and loss related to CPAP cancer from toxic foam exposure.
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We will represent all persons involved in a CPAP cancer lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. Anyone who developed cancer or another serious side effect as a result of using a Philips CPAP sleep apnea machine or ventilator--or is a family member of such a person--is eligible to receive a free, no-obligation case review from our attorneys. Simply contact our firm through the online contact form or the chat feature and one of our Philips CPAP cancer lawyers will contact you promptly to discuss your case.