Can CPAP Machines Cause Cancer?

Man sleeping with CPAP mask on his face.

The Health Concerns of Using Defective CPAP Machines

If your doctor has prescribed a CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, learning that your machine may be causing you to become sick, can be shocking news. If you’ve been using a Philips Respironics brand CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilators, here’s what you need to know about the cancer risks.

Why Have Some Philips Respironics CPAP Machines Been Recalled?

Due to possible cancer and other health risks, various Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines have been recalled. The machine’s sound abatement foam that is used to reduce machine noise can deteriorate. The breakdown and degradation of this foam can release toxic particles and gasses, which then enter the body through the machine’s airway. The toxic particles can pose a severe risk of developing lung, throat, liver, breast, blood cancers, and other chronic health conditions.

Related Article: Are CPAP Machines Safe?

Who Is Eligible to File a Claim?

You may be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation if you have used one of the CPAP, BiPAP, or other ventilators on the recall list and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer or other respiratory problems. You can view the complete list of recalled Philips Respironics machines here.

When You Need Help Filing a Cancer Claim Against Philips Respironics

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or other health problems after using the Philips Respironics CPAP machine, you may be eligible to file a claim to receive compensation for your illnesses. Our team of attorneys at Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP have 40 years of experience in helping victims seek justice through defective medical device claims. We want to be your advocate and protect your rights.

Contact our national lawyer today at (800) 914-2894 for a free consultation.

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