Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman is investigating potential claims arising from the recall of various CPAP medical devices. On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall of various CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilators used to treat sleep apnea after it was determined that the sound-reducing polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in the devices could degrade and break down into small particles that can enter the device’s airpath and be inhaled or swallowed by the user. This degradation exposes the user to dangerous and potentially carcinogenic chemicals that can be ingested.
The foam degradation defect can cause serious injuries and may be exacerbated by the use of unapproved cleaning methods (like ozone), as well as by high-heat and high-humidity environments.
Which Philips Products Have Been Recalled?
The following Philips CPAP, BiPAP and ventilators are the subject of the recall:
- A-Series BiPAP A30® and Hybrid A30®
- A-Series BiPAP A40®
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto®
- C-Series ASV®
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS®
- Dorma 400®
- Dorma 500®
- DreamStation ASV®
- DreamStation Go®
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS®
- Garbin Plus®, Aeris®, LifeVent®
- OmniLab Advanced+®
- REMstar SE Auto®
- SystemOne ASV4®
- SystemOne (Q-Series)®
- Trilogy 100®
- Trilogy 200®
If you or a loved one has one of the recalled products, contact our Philips CPAP Recall Attorneys today for a free consultation.
Potential Philips Respironics Injuries and Diseases
Some consumers have described finding black debris in the breathing tubes and have reported feeling sick with symptoms such as headache, inflammation, breathing problems, irritation, nausea, and other issues. Inhalation of toxic chemicals may also increase the risk of cancer. The following complaints, injuries and diseases may be related:
- Airway Inflammation/Irritation
- Lung Damage
- New or Worsening Asthma
- Heart Failure
- Respiratory Failure
- Lung Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Other Illnesses
If you or a loved one is suffering from any of the above illnesses, or symptoms such as sinus infections, coughing, headaches or breathing difficulties, it is important that you speak to a doctor about your use the recalled products and whether it may be related to your condition.
Nationwide Philips Respironics Defect Lawyers
If you or a loved one used any of recalled Philips’ sleep apnea machines, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact our Philips Respironics attorneys today for a free consultation. We can help determine if you have a viable claim.