b'PHILIPS CPAP AND BIPAP VENTILATOR DEVICES Philips CPAP and BiPAP sleep apnea and respiratory care devices have been recalled after discovering the sound abatement foam used in these products is linked to illness and injury. The health risks associated with using the Philips CPAP and BiPAP devices range from skin and eye irritation, lung injury to various types of cancer. TALCUM POWDERTalcum powder is a common product used for moisture absorption and a lubricant for chafing and odor reduction. Many have used talcum powdersince infancy. Studies show continued use of talcum powder is linked toovarian cancer.FIREFIGHTING FOAMFirefighting foam, also called aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), contains dangerous chemicals. The durable and lasting effect of such chemicals affects the bodys ability to break them down. Chemicals remain in and affect the body for years to come and have been linked to various types of cancer.IVC FILTERRetrievable IVC filters were created as a temporary aid to improve blood flow for those suffering from certain medical conditions. As the product remains in the body, complications and health risks are more likely to arise. Potential injuries include the movement or shifting of a filter, blood clots, infections, fracture or breakage of the filter, and death.ZANTACZantac is an over the counter or prescription medication used to treat heartburn. Zantac, or generic versions of the medication, are used by millions of Americans across the country and are linked to various types of cancer, such as bladder, prostate, stomach, and colon cancers. ALLERGAN BREAST IMPLANTSThe increased popularity of Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders has shown a significant increase in women who have developed Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of cancer that affects the immune system. Cancer related symptoms may include breast pain and swelling, weight loss, formation of lumps in breast tissue and enlarged lymph nodes. HERNIA MESHIn the United States, there are over 100,000 surgical implantations of hernia mesh each year. During these procedures, flexible mesh is implanted to protect a weakened muscle wall and strengthen surrounding tissue and may assist in holding internal organs in place. Removal of the hernia mesh and additional procedures are common, as complications arise and result in pain, infection and obstruction of vital organs and systems.For a complete list of mass tort cases we handle, visit our website at RichardHarrisLaw.com.31'