Philips CPAP Lawsuits
Philips Respironics has recalled millions of CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices due to health concerns. The foam used in these devices can break down into particles that may be inhaled or ingested by users. This foam contains harmful chemicals that can cause cancer, respiratory issues, and other health problems. Philips discovered this issue during testing. The recall specifically targets the CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices that could release these harmful particles or gases. Inhaling the particles can lead to breathing difficulties, respiratory failure, and even infections in the lungs. The foam’s off-gassing can cause lung irritation and is associated with the risk of cancer.
The recall was announced by Philips in June 2021, warning users about the potential risks associated with the breakdown of the foam. Philips emphasized that using unapproved cleaning methods or operating devices in high-temperature and high-humidity environments could accelerate the degradation of the foam.
Ongoing Lawsuits Against Philips for CPAP/BiPAP Devices
Since the recall, individuals who have developed cancer or serious respiratory problems after using the recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or mechanical ventilator devices have filed lawsuits against Philips in both state and federal courts. These cases are currently in the early stages, and no outcomes have been announced yet.
In October 2021, the federal lawsuits regarding CPAP/BiPAP devices were consolidated into one legal process in the Western District of Pennsylvania. This consolidation will handle all federal lawsuits related to CPAP/BiPAP devices moving forward.
Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and Mechanical Ventilator Legal Assistance
Are you or a loved one facing health issues, including cancer, after using one of the recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or mechanical ventilator devices? GDS Law Group’s team of attorneys is here to help. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your situation. You may have the right to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Serial numbers and all manufactured before April 26, 2021 on these devices
- A-Series BiPAP A30
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in US)
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne, ASV4
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- DreamStation Go
- OmniLab Advanced+
REMstar SE Auto
Contact GDS Law Group LLP for a free consultation if you have been injured by a CPAP, BiPAP, or Mechanical Ventilator device.