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Philips CPAP Lawsuit • BiPAP Lawsuit
Were you given a Philips CPAP or BiPAP machine for sleep apnea? You may have been exposed to pieces of degraded sound foam particles or carcinogenic chemicals while using the device. If you or a loved one has used a Philips CPAP or BiPAP device, you may have legal options available to you. Contact The Carlson Law Firm today at 800-359-5690 to speak with a CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer.
On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall notification in the United States for specific Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiLevel PAP) devices and mechanical ventilators. The recall comes months after the company advised of a potential health risk related to its products.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start. According to the Mayo Clinic, people who snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep might have sleep apnea. There are three types of sleep apnea:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- complex sleep apnea syndrome
You may be able to file a lawsuit against the company if a Philips CPAP or BiPAP machine helped treat your sleep apnea. Consult with a CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
What are the potential health risks associated with Philips CPAP and BiPAP Sleep Apnea machines?
There are two ways these machines may have affected a person.
- Degraded foam
- Exposure to chemical emissions
Symptoms of degraded foam exposure
- Irritation to the skin, eyes, respiratory tract
- Inflammatory response
- Adverse effects to other organs (such as the kidney and liver)
- Sinus infection
- Chronic cough
- Upper airway irritation
Philips admits that it has received several complaints concerning the presence of black debris and particles in the airpath circuit. Patients who developed chronic respiratory illnesses or cancer should speak with a qualified CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer to discuss their sleep apnea machine lawsuit.
Symptoms of chemical emission exposure
- Irritation (eyes, nose, respiratory tract and skin)
The company claims that it has not received adverse reports of serious harm as a result of this issue.
What type of CPAP injuries can I sue Philips for?
A CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer will be able to help you identify the damages that you may be able to pursue and recover from Philips. The Carlson Law Firm is accepting clients who developed chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma and anyone diagnosed with cancer after using one of the devices. It is important to seek counsel immediately. You can call a CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer at 800-359-5690 to discuss the device you have and the illnesses you experienced as a result of your defective CPAP, BiPAP or ASV Sleep Apnea Machine.
Which devices did Philip name in the CPAP Recall?
The following CPAP and BiLevel PAP Devices that were manufactured before April 26, 2021 are affected by the recall. The recall affects all serial numbers. The following CPAP and BiPAP models in the CPAP recall:
Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use
- E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation (ST, AVAPS)
- SystemOne (ASV4)
- C Series (ASV, S/T, AVAPS)
- OmniLab Advanced Plus (In-Lab Titration Device)
- SystemOne (Q Series)
- DreamStation (CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP)
- DreamStation GO (CPAP, APAP)
- Dorma 400,500 (CPAP)
- REMStar SE Auto (CPAP)
The following mechanical ventilators are also under recall. The recall applies to any device made prior to April 26, 2021 and all serial numbers.
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid (A30) – not marketed in the United States
- A-Series BiPAP V30 (Auto)
Continuous ventilator, non-life supporting
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
What contributes to the degradation of the CPAP and BiPAP device’s foam?
The foam inside of the CPAP and BiPAP machines decompose over time and leave tiny particles inside of the devices. In addition to particles, the degradation of polyurethane foam leads to the emission of dangerous, carcinogenic gases that lead to cancer. According to their website, Philips has identified the following two causes of the degradation of the foam:
- Certain environmental conditions with high humidity and temperature.
- Unapproved cleaning methods (such as ozone)
There are more than 1 million Philips CPAP machines in use in the United States. If someone you know is unaware of the dangers or the CPAP recall, let them know immediately. Next, tell them to give us a call to discuss their legal options.
I’m in the military and was given a CPAP or BiPAP device by the VA, can I sue Philips?
Yes. Your status as a veteran does not hinder you from pursuing legal actions against corporations and it will not affect your benefits.
The VA has distributed approximately 300,000 of these devices for Veterans’ home use. In addition, Veterans may have been exposed to these dangerous recalled devices in a VA hospital or clinic.
Veterans given the DreamStation and SystemOne may be able to seek compensation through a CPAP Recall Lawsuit. We are a Veteran-owned law firm dedicated to defending our country’s bravest from greedy corporations who put profit over your health.
How is Philips at fault for the defective devices?
The company failed to warn consumers of the potential dangers associated with its devices. While the company is offering a remedy for repair, the repair is limited to devices under warranty. As a result, thousands of affected patients may be able to seek compensation for illnesses, injuries, loss of a loved one and, in some cases, the cost of the device.
Contact a qualified lawyer to discuss your claim today.
If my CPAP or BiPAP device is affected by the recall what should I do?
Speak with your doctor as soon as possible if you are concerned about your device.
Contact a Defective CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer
If you developed chronic respiratory issues or were diagnosed with cancer, contact a Defective CPAP Machine Attorney at 800-359-5690. Our team of lawyers is available around the clock to answer your questions.
The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
The Carlson Law Firm has been representing clients across the United States for more than 45 years. If a Philips CPAP and BiPAP machine lead to a short-term, chronic or terminal illness, our team of compassionate lawyers are ready to help.
We care. We can help.