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Philips CPAP Machine Recall Lawsuit
Philips recalled certain CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines due to risks of severe health problems caused by the use of these machines. It has been discovered that the machines may be doing more harm than good.
If you have been diagnosed with respiratory disease, cancer, or lung injury after using certain CPAP machines, you may be eligible for compensation.
The lawyers at Wettermark Keith have been reviewing potential cases related to the Philips CPAP recall. Contact a dedicated lawyer at our firm for a review of your potential Philips CPAP lawsuit.
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CPAP MACHINES RECALLED
In June 2021 Philips recalled millions of CPAP and BiPAP machines due to foam degrading, causing users to inhale toxic particles and fumes. The recall was updated in November 2021.
The CPAP machine foam was intended to make the machines quieter and decrease vibration. It was later discovered that the foam was breaking down inside the machine, causing users to inhale and ingest the foam and also inhale toxic fumes. This resulted in users suffering serious, life-threatening health problems.
In September 2021, Phillips announced the “repair and replace” program for the recalled devices. This included replacing the degrading foam with new silicone foam. After presenting its alternative silicone-based foam to the FDA, the silicone replacement was approved based on testing that revealed it was a much safer option.
However, the FDA withdrew approval after further investigation showing the silicone foam creates a host of health and safety issues on its own. After continued investigations of the Philips CPAP recall, it is believed Philips knew about this issue with its machines in 2015. Philips ignored this matter for six years before taking action.
INJURIES CAUSED BY PHILIPS CPAP MACHINE
The polyurethane foam used to decrease the noise of Philips CPAP machines began to degrade over time. The toxic chemicals released by the machines and inhaled by users may cause users to develop a host of health problems including:
- Cancer (liver, kidney, prostate, thyroid, brain, rectal, etc.)
- Heart Failure
- Lung Disease
The health problems caused by using a defective sleep apnea device by Philips Respironics are not limited to just these. These products have been on the market for years and many claims were submitted to Philips prior to the recall. If you have used any of the below devices, contact an attorney today. We can help you determine whether you have a claim related to a defective device.
FILE A LAWSUIT
Our lawyers have been reviewing claims related to the Philips CPAP machines. If you have used a Philips CPAP Machine, you may be eligible for compensation. You must meet the following criteria:
- Have used a Philips CPAP or BiPAP machine for at least six months.
- Have suffered from cancer or leukemia after using one of the recalled devices for at least six months.
If you meet these criteria, you may have a Philips CPAP recall lawsuit. It is important to have someone on your side that is experienced with mass tort cases.
The dedicated lawyers at Wettermark Keith are determined to help you receive the justice and financial compensation you deserve. We understand that medical bills can cause financial distress and we are here to help. That is why our firm operates on a no fee unless we win!
PHILIPS CPAP MACHINES RECALLED
Some of the devices included in the recall include:
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C- Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced+
- Trilogy 100
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
- DreamStation Go
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- REMstar SE Auto
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in the United States)
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
For more details, view the Philips recall notification.
MASS TORT LAWYERS AT WETTERMARK KEITH
The lawyers at our law firm are experienced in mass tort litigation. It is important to choose a lawyer that can represent you in state and/or federal court. Lawyers expect to see a large amount of Philips CPAP lawsuits due to a large number of devices that have been recalled.
Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we do not win your case, you will not pay anything. We operate this way to ensure that our clients do not obtain any additional stress throughout the process. We want you to focus on a successful recovery to carry on with your life.
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A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is a device that allows individuals who have sleep apnea or other respiratory disorders to breathe more effortlessly while sleeping. It keeps the airway open by delivering a steady flow of air pressure via a mask placed over the nose or mouth.