Is there a lawsuit against Philips Respironics CPAP Machines?
Yes, product liability lawsuits and Philips CPAP machine class action lawsuits are being pursued by individuals who may have been exposed to toxic particles and chemicals released by defective sound abatement foam used with certain Philips DreamStation, CPAP, BiPap and mechanical ventilator devices sold between 2009 and April 2021.
The Philips CPAP machine foam issues may be the cause of persistent and serious side effects after repeated use of the sleep apnea or breathing machines, including:
- Headaches (sometimes referred to as “CPAP Headaches”)
- Eye, Skin, Nose or Respiratory Tract Irritation
- Persistent Cough
- Chest Pressure
- Nausea and Vomiting
Many users have reported finding black particles or debris in their Philips DreamStation or CPAP machines. However, even if no visible evidence is seen, the Philips CPAP machine foam degradation issues may expose users to toxic chemicals that are known to increase the risk of serious and potentially life-threatening health complications, including:
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Respiratory Failure
- Wrongful Death
All Philips CPAP Recall lawsuits are being investigated by our lawyers under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any fees or expenses unless a Philips Respironics settlement or recovery is obtained.
Philips Respironics Dreamstation Recall: June 2021
On June 14, 2021, a Philips Respironics DreamStation Recall was issued for various different CPAP Machines, BiPAP Machines and Ventiltors, which contained PE-PUR sound abatement foam. This polyester-based polyurethane foam was used to reduce sounds and vibrations in recalled machines. However, the CPAP machine foam breaks down and may cause black debris or particles to enter the mask, tubing or air pathway. The foam may also release toxic chemicals directly into the lungs or body.
Owners of recalled CPAP and BiPAP machines have been advised to stop using the device immediately and talk to your healthcare provider about treatment alternatives. This may include another similar CPAP sleep apnea machine that is not recalled, or alternative treatments like positional therapy, mouth appliances or retainers. Continue using the recalled CPAP machines only if your doctor advises that the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
For individuals reliant on recalled Philips ventilators for life-sustaining treatment, health officials are warning not to stop using the device until after you have spoken with a health care provider, as the benefits of continued use may outweigh the potential risks.
Which Philips CPAP Machines are being recalled?
According to an CPAP machine FDA recall notice issued on June 30, the following Philips Respironics sleep apnea and breathing devices sold between 2009 and April 2021 may pose serious health risks:
CPAP and BiPAP Device Recalls
- DreamStation Go
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- REMstar SE Auto
Continuous ventilators, non-life supporting:
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- System One ASV4
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- OmniLap Advanced+
Continuous ventilator for facility use:
- E30 (Emergency Use Authorization Due to COVID-19 Pandemic)
Philips Ventilator Recalls:
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
Continuous ventilators for facility use:
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (sold outside the U.S.)
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
Continuous ventilators, non-life-supporting:
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
What Allegations Raised in the Philips DreamStation Recall Lawsuit?
Individual injury claims and Philips Respironics CPAP machine class action lawsuits are being pursued for individuals exposed to the defective foam in these recalled sleep apnea machines, alleging that the manufacturer:
- Knew about the CPAP machine foam problems long before announcing a recall;
- Failed to warn the public until April 2021, concealing information about the risk until the company launched a new DreamStation2 product that does not suffer the same foam degradation issues;
- Negligently continued selling dangerous and defective products without warning consumers;
- Failed to adequately warn about the long-term side effects of exposure to the CPAP machine sound foam;
- Failed to immediately replace recalled CPAP and BiPAP machines with safer models;
- Placed the desire for profits before consumers safety;
Are there any costs hire a Philips Respironics recall attorney?
There are absolutely no out-of-pocket costs to review your case or hire our Philips CPAP machine recall attorneys. Potential claims are evaluated for individuals throughout the United States, and all cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing up front to hire our CPAP recall lawyers, and we only receive an attorney fee or expenses if a payout is obtained. Our law firm receives nothing unless we win.
Through the use of contingency attorney fees, individuals have access to the experience and resources of our national law firm for their Philips Respironics lawsuit settlement – regardless of their individual financial resources.
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