Resmeds are more expensive than the PR (Respironics) devices, not less expensive. Resmed makes VERY GOOD devices, every bit as good as PR (Respironics). That is not to say that occasionally a "mistake" doesn't occur - from BOTH manufacturers.
The Respironics M Series had a horribly designed humidifier that took 3-4 revisions to finally correct. Quite a few of the early PR S1s had a problem w/stopping during the night, sometimes re-starting, sometimes not. The Resmed S8s had a power connection problem and a large Recall to rectify the problem. Pooh happens to the best of manufacturers on occasion.
Have YOU contacted Resmed about this problem? Assuming you are reasonable and diplomatic I've found Resmed to be excellent to work with when there is a problem.
I am somewhat skeptical of there being damage done to your throat, lungs, etc. due to the humidifier overheating the dry water tank. Just the air too dry can cause irritation to the throat, mouth, etc. Even too much humidity, especially unheated, can cause chapping of the nasal passages, etc. I've heard others complain about a "plastic" smell to a new mask or even new hose. A thorough washing and rinsing usually takes care of that. Take a few deep breaths to calm now and relax a bit then contact Resmed and see what they have to say. Your doctor or your DME should have done so rather than let you get so upset and scared and worried.
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