First we always remember that when a new tort comes along we are talking maximum risk as not much is known yet about the project and not many studies have been done yet on this PUR foam being used in the Phillips CPAP machine to damper the noise from the engine.
So lets start with what we do know.
Voluntary Recall: Philips CPAP/BiPAP/ASV Sleep Apnea Machines got recalled on June 14, 2021.
What is nice about a voluntary recall is that you have time to make a 2nd product ready to replace the recalled product. However not so nice for the people that are breathing deathly cancer causing PUR foam. I am sure the evidence will show that Phillips knew long before they decided to recall the product that the PUR foam used was cancer causing. (Look into It).
How Many Victims: There are between 1-2 million Phillips CPAP machines in United states. Worldwide recall of 3-4 million machines for our European Mass Tort friends.
We know why the Phillips CPAP’s got recalled: Polyurethane (PUR) foam inside the CPAP machines puts users at risk for leukemia, breast cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, and many more potentially deadly cancers. We know that PUR is a cancer causing agent, just like gasoline. In fact the foam is often referred to as “Solid Gasoline”.
Problem: So here is the problem in a nut shell. The foam, made from polyester-based polyurethane (PUR), decomposes over time. As it does so, it emits toxic gases that can cause illness, including asthma, headache, nausea and vomiting, hypersensitivity, respiratory problems, cognitive difficulties, and a number of different cancers.
What we are looking for:
Exposure: More then 6 month use of a recalled Phillips CPAP machine
Injuries: Several cancers are caused by inhaling gases emitted from polyurethane foam, including:
• Leukemia • Breast cancer • Lymphatic cancer • Liver cancer • Nasal cancer • Lung cancer • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) • Brain cancer • Multiple Myeloma • Prostate cancer • Bladder cancer • Testicular cancer • Stomach cancer • Hematopoietic cancer • Papillary carcinoma and other thyroid cancers
Handling Firms (For ref. Lawyers)
This feels a lot like a Zantac but with more cancers and its easier to figure out if they used the product or not. Everyone with a CPAP machine knows exactly what mark and model they have. We think here is the beginning cancer cases are less then $500 and the price will increase as the market becomes aware of this new developing tort. I do want to Caution everybody that the earlier you get involved in a tort the more risk you are taking.
What nobody is taking but should be considered.
As we all know it takes time from exposure to a cancer diagnoses. Nobody are doing medical monitoring of the people that used the CPAP machines for future cancer diagnoses and the day the cancer does show up that person will have no SOL. A class of medical monitoring or taking all Phillip CPAP users for future claims is not being considered by anybody. I am sure there is a reason why ?