Philips CPAP & BiPAP Recall Lawsuit Settlement
The sleep apnea machine recall lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are now accepting inquiries from victims of defective sleep apnea machines made by Philips Respironics. These machines have been shown to pose potentially catastrophic health risks to users.
If you need legal assistance after suffering harm from using one of Philips’ sleep apnea devices, we’re here to help represent and fight for you. Contact our CPAP attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.
Users of Philips Sleep Apnea Devices Face Serious Health Risks
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can lead to many serious health complications without treatment. Sufferers often turn to sleep apnea machines such as ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines to manage their sleep apnea.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest manufacturers of these devices, Philips Respironics, has now recalled a massive number of its devices manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021.
The recall stems from the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in the machines. The foam was integrated to reduce the sound and vibrations of sleep apnea devices in an effort to make them much quieter under normal operation. BiPAP and CPAP manufacturers did not consider the possibility that the foam could deteriorate and potentially enter the device’s air pathway.
If this breakdown occurs, black debris from the foam or certain chemicals released into the device’s air pathway could be ingested or inhaled by the user. Philips Respironics admits that they had received reports of users experiencing:
- Upper airway irritation
- Chest pressure
- Sinus infection
The Potential Consequences of Inhaling Sleep Apnea Device Foam
An internal investigation by Philips revealed that users of its devices could face serious risks, including:
- Kidney damage
- Liver damage
- Effects associated with toxic carcinogens
These are potentially devastating, life-threatening conditions, and more serious injuries and illnesses could also result. The side effects we already know about are associated with extensive, costly medical treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
The effects of the faulty sleep apnea devices have already led to several lawsuits against Philips Respironics. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our BiPAP and CPAP attorneys are currently accepting inquiries about lawsuits against Philips Respironics, and we’re ready to take your call today for a free consultation.
Sleep Apnea Machines Subject to Recall
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the sleep apnea device recall includes continuous ventilators and noncontinuous ventilators. The recalled devices are:
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced+
- 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 U.S.)
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
If you’re considering your next steps after learning about the BiPAP or CPAP recalls, know that our CPAP attorneys proudly represent those who have suffered serious harm using Philips sleep apnea devices due to the manufacturer’s negligence.
Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Today
We believe that makers of dangerous products should be held accountable for the harm they cause consumers. Our firm has built its reputation on our ability to hold manufacturers financially responsible for the damages victims suffer.
If you need help filing a case against Philips Respironics, then our CPAP attorneys are ready to help fight for your compensation. There’s no cost for a case review, and you’re under no obligation to move forward with a lawsuit if you don’t wish to do so.
Contact the CPAP attorneys at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today to get started.