It was announced on June 14, 2021, Philips would be voluntarily recalling various models of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines and mechanical ventilator devices. The company identified possible health risks in the sound abatement foam component, polyester-based polyurethan (PE-PUR), in which the component can disintegrate or outgas, causing users to inhale and/or ingest potentially toxic and harmful carcinogenic substances.
Our law firm has partnered with one of the top mass tort law firms in the United States, Levin | Papantonio | Rafferty, who is recognized as a national leader in lawsuits involving medical device injuries. We are evaluating cases for clients who used the following Philips’ devices:
DreamStation ST, AVAPS
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 AutoCPAP
E30 (Under Emergency Use Authorization)
Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator
A-Series BiPAP V30 AutoVentilator
And have suffered one or more of the following health risks:
Irritation of eye, skin and respiratory tract
Adverse effects to liver, kidneys and other organs
Upper airway irritation
Other respiratory health problems
What do we know about the Philips CPAP Lawsuit?
In the first-quarter company report of 2021, Philips, “determined from user reports and testing that there are possible risks to users related to the sound abatement foam used in certain of Philips’ sleep and respiratory care devices currently in use.” Many people suffered adverse effects from the first-generation DreamStation product family as well as others listed above. With those findings, Philips took the precautionary measure and offered a recall.
These devices have been placed into three categories such as a continuous ventilator, a BiPAP machine and a CPAP machine.
What should you do if you are using a recalled CPAP ventilator from Philips?
First, consult your physician before discontinued use. Register your device on the Philips’ recall website.
How do you qualify for the Philips CPAP lawsuit?
To qualify to file a claim, you must have used one of the recalled sleep apnea machines and have been diagnosed with one of the above listed medical conditions.
What compensation is available in the Philips CPAP lawsuit?
There is potential compensation for wage loss, punitive damages, past and future medical expenses to treat injuries sustained from device(s), past and future pain and suffering resulting from those injuries, and any other economic losses experienced because of said injuries.
When must you act?
Under Florida Statutes, you must file your suit within four years from the ate you discovered the injury.
How can you contact us to find out more or to file a Philips CPAP claim?
Call us at 239-791-7950