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Philips Respironics CPAP Lawsuits
Philips Respironics is in the middle of numerous claims and lawsuits filed against it after it was revealed that many of its CPAP continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines could become dangerously defective with regular use. If you used a CPAP, Bi-PAP, or ventilator from Philips Respironics and were later diagnosed with a serious throat- or lung-related illness, then there could be a connection. You might be able to sue the company for significant finances that help you recover and live comfortably with your chronic or serious condition. Boesen Law in Denver can help.
Recalled Philips Respironics CPAP devices include:
- DreamStation ASV, ST, and AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C Series ASV, S/T, and AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
- SystemOne Q series
- DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, and BiPAP
- DreamStation Go CPAP and APAP
- Dorma 400 and 500 CPAP
- REMStar SE Auto CPAP
- Trilogy 100 and 200 Ventilator
This list is not fully comprehensive. There are other Philips Respironics CPAP machines that might have dangerous defects. Let us figure out if your case is valid today by calling (303) 327-9988 and speaking with our Denver CPAP machine lawyers.
Why are CPAP Machines Dangerous?
The Philips Respironics CPAP machines and respirators with defects have been recalled due to an issue with the polyurethane sound abatement foam used in them all. This foam is located in each device’s airway, and it helps reduce the sound of the machine while it is running. However, it is now known that this foam can break apart into microscopic pieces from regular use. If these pieces are inhaled or ingested, then the user can suffer serious health consequences.
Injuries caused by defective CPAP machines might include:
- Esophageal, lung, liver, and kidney cancer
- Respiratory failure
People who are at risk of pneumonia might also be in danger while using a defective CPAP machine. The microscopic bits of foam can get lodged in the lungs, irritate them, and increase the risk of respiratory infection.
Lawsuits Against Philips Respironics
CPAP lawsuit clients will have a stronger chance of filing a legitimate lawsuit if they:
- Used the defective CPAP machine for at least 6 months.
- Did not use CPAP machines from other brands during that time.
- Were diagnosed with a life-threatening respiratory illness or cancer.
Not sure if you have a valid claim to file against Philips Respironics? Our Denver CPAP machine lawsuit lawyers would be happy to help review the situation for you. With our extensive legal experience, we know where to look for evidence of the connection between your illness and your CPAP machine, such as testimonies from outside medical experts and product engineers.
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More CPAP Information
On June 14, 2021, Philips announced a voluntary recall of certain respiratory and ventilator devices over concerns that a certain foam component can break down and cause health risks, including cancer. The polyurethane-based foam is used to muffle the noise made by the breathing devices and reportedly has the potential to release toxic particles and hazardous gases into the air as it degrades.
The recall includes some 3 to 4 million devices, half of which have been sold in the United States.
Which Devices Are Affected?
- Certain Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure machines (Bi-Level PAP)
- Certain Philips Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine (CPAP)
- Certain Life-Sustaining Mechanical Ventilator Devices
Philips has also announced the potential for health risks associated with “off-gassing,” the release of dangerous chemicals into the air as the foam degrades. While no reports have been made regarding this specific scenario, patients should be aware of the indications of off-gassing. The following are symptoms reported have thus-far been correlated to the Philips recall:
- Potential toxic/carcinogenic effects
- Respirator Issues
What Should You Do If You Use One of These Machines?
According to Philips company guidelines, if you are using an affected CPAP or Bi-Level Pap device, you should “discontinue use of your device and work with your physician or Durable Medical Equipment(DME) provider to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment.”
If you are using an affected Life-Sustaining Ventilator Device, “do not stop or alter your prescribed therapy until you have talked to your physician.”
- For more information regarding the recall and for Philips’ contact information, click here.
- For a complete list of affected ventilator devices, click here.
- For a complete list of affected Bi-Level PAP and CPAP machines, click here.
Boesen Law is investigating this matter. If you or someone you know has been affected by the recall of a Philips B-Level PAP, CPAP, or has been treated using a Philips mechanical ventilator, please contact us at (303) 327-9988.
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