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Recall of Philips CPAP, BIPAP and Ventilators Prompt Lawsuits Over Serious Health Risks

Updated April 3, 2024.

If you have used a Philips sleep apnea device and have experienced health issues, please read the following for information about the Philips CPAP Recall lawsuit.

In June 2021, Philips Respironics recalled several models of its CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices. The recall was prompted by the discovery of potential health risks associated with the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used to reduce sound and vibration in the devices. The foam breaks down over time, exposing users to harmful particles and chemicals. The health risks include lung cancer and other potentially life-threatening issues.

Seeking Justice and Compensation

In response to the Philips CPAP recall and the potential harm caused to users, a wave of litigation has emerged against the company. Lawsuits filed by affected individuals allege negligence, failure to warn, and product liability on the part of Philips. Plaintiffs allege that the company knew or should have known about the risks associated with the PE-PUR foam used in its devices and failed to take appropriate action to mitigate these risks or adequately warn consumers.

The CPAP recall lawsuits seek to hold Philips accountable for the harm caused to users and to secure compensation for damages incurred. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits are pursuing various forms of relief, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. The goal is to ensure that affected individuals receive the support and justice they deserve for the physical, emotional, and financial hardships they have endured due to using defective Philips CPAP devices.

List of Recalled Machines

The recalled models of Philips BiPAP and CPAP machines include:

  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • Dorma 400 and Dorma 500
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation Go
  • DreamStation ST and AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • REMstar SE Auto
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • System One (Q-Series)

The following models of Philips breathing machines and continuous ventilators were recalled:

  • A-Series BiPAP A30 and A-Series BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, and LifeVent
  • Trilogy 100 and Trilogy 200

In February 2023, an announcement was made that even the newly reworked foam in Philips Respironics machines could still break down and put users at risk of cancer and other serious injuries.

Health Risks and Concerns of Philips Machines

The degradation of the PE-PUR foam in Philips CPAP devices poses serious health risks to users. Exposure to degraded foam can result in a range of adverse health effects, including respiratory conditions, cancer of the head, kidneys, liver, lungs and neck, kidney, liver and lung injuries, and kidney failure or disease. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with any of these conditions after using one of the above-mentioned Philips devices, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced attorney to discuss your options.

Less severe symptoms that are concerning for exposure to toxic chemicals include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Cough and chest pressure
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Sinus infections
  • Upper airway irritation and inflammation

Can You File a Philips CPAP Claim?

If you have used a Philips sleep apnea machine that has been recalled and have any of the serious injuries listed above, please contact us to learn more. We can help determine your legal options and guide you through the process of filing a claim.

When Should You File a Philips CPAP Claim?

There are time limitations that apply so it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney will help determine your timeline for filing a claim. The attorneys at Lacy Katzen LLP have been helping those injured due to the negligence of others for more than 70 years. Please contact us if you believe you or a loved one may have a Philips CPAP claim.

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