Possible Side Effects & Injuries From CPAP


CPAP machines can cause significant impairment to the human body if there are bugs. If you have newly bought one of Philips’ recalled CPAP machines, you must educate yourself about the major and minor illnesses it can cause. If you are undergoing sickness because of their machines, you can file a claim with the help of a CPAP attorney and demand compensation.

Why do CPAP machines cause illness?

Before we tell you about the side effects and injuries, it’s essential to know the exact cause. CPAP machines are devices to help sleep apnea patients. Not all CPAP machines are harmful to humans. However, Philips has recalled some of its machines because of design defects.

Philips’ machines contained a material called polyester-based polyurethane or known as PE-PUR foam. This material breaks down into tiny particles when the machine is used and emits poisonous chemicals.

These particles are so small that a person will not realize when they are inhaling or swallowing them. These particles can go straight into the lungs and other parts of the user’s body and cause several problems.

Side Effects

The foam material releases toxic chemicals, namely dimethyl diazine, toluene diamine, diethylene glycol, phenol, and toluene diisocyanate. These can cause several side effects.

Using the machine for a short time may not cause significant issues but can affect your body as much as endure a few side effects. Some side effects are minor, while some require immediate medical help.

Some minor side effects include-

  • Headache
  • Irritation
  • Vomiting/Nausea
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Upper airway irritation
  • Minor breathing problems

If you are a CPAP user and experiencing any of these symptoms, it is highly suggested to consult with your doctor and discontinue using the machine. Continuing to use the machine may cause even more significant issues, that may be life-threatening.

Major injuries

Lawyers are representing patients with many severe cases. Most of them are undergoing a life-threatening disease or expecting a permanent impairment.

CPAP can cause over ten types of cancer in your body. They are-

  • Brain cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Lymphatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Nasal cancer

Other diseases include-

  • Heart attack/ heart failure
  • Chemical poisoning
  • ARDS
  • RAD
  • Respiratory failure
  • Kidney/Liver/Lung damage
  • Nose/Ear/Throat inflammation
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Papillary Carcinoma

Have you developed severe health problems after using a CPAP machine?

An illness invites medical bills, lost wages, other economic losses, and pain, and suffering. By filing a lawsuit, you can charge the company for putting your life at risk. Contact Shouse Injury Law Group today.

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