Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is currently evaluating cancer, lung disease, kidney failure, and liver failure claims that may be linked to defective Philips CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and mechanical ventilator devices.
If you or a loved one used one of these devices between 2009-2021 and now suffer from any of these injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
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Recalled Philips CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and Ventilator Models
On June 14 2021, Philips recalled millions of CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and ventilator devices. The company said degraded polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam that was meant to reduce sound and vibration in these devices could break down and potentially release black debris and toxic chemicals which may then be inhaled or swallowed by users
The foam degradation may increase in environments with high heat and humidity and by use of unapproved cleaning methods, such as ozone.
Here’s a list of recalled devices manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021:
- E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST AVAPS
- DreamStation Go
- REMstar SE Auto
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus
- SystemOne ASV4
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
As a patient or family member of a loved one who suffered injuries from one of these recalled devices, you may choose to file a Philips CPAP lawsuit. Please note that there is a time limit to file so you should speak to a lawyer right away to start the legal process.
RELATED NEWS: SoClean Inc. sued Philips for attributed some foam degradation to the use of the company’s ozone cleaning machines. On December 2, 2021, SoClean filed an amended complaint stating:
“This is a case about a multinational corporation deflecting attention away from inexcusable design flaws, misleading the public, creating confusion, and causing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage in the process.”
Potential Health Risks Users May Experience
In July 2021, the FDA identified this device foam breakdown problem as a Class I safety recall—the most serious type of recall.
Furthermore, this product defect may result in serious injury and impairment that would require medical intervention to prevent permanent damage or even life-threatening harm to the user such as a diagnoses of one of these types of cancer:
- Colon cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Lymphatic cancer
- Blood cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Oral cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Thyroid cancer
- Papillary carcinoma
- Bone marrow cancer
Other than developing cancer or suffering from kidney, lung, or liver damage, the following are health risks that may also result after prolonged exposure to, inhalation of, or swallowing toxic chemicals:
- Acute Respiratory Distress System (ARDS)
- Irritation (skin, eye, and respiratory tract)
- Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)
- Recurrent pneumonia / lung infections
- Acute kidney disease
- Liver and lung disease
- Severe ear, eye, nose, throat, sinus, oral cavity inflammation and injury including nodules, cysts, and tumors
- Heart attack / Heart failure
If you or a loved one meet the following criteria, you may be entitled to recover compensation:
Where Can You Bring Your Philip CPAP Lawsuit?
Recent Philips CPAP lawsuits reference the July 2021 FDA report stating that Philips knew about these health risks years ago but failed to advise their patients until April 2021 and then waited another three months to recall the devices in June.
Additionally, Philips designed and manufactured a defective product by including polyester-based polyurethane that can degrade into toxic substances.
In short, Philips is in violation of consumer protection statutes, breaches of warranty, unjust enrichment, and fraudulent concealment or misrepresentation. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective Philips CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, or other mechanical ventilator device—we want to hear from you.
RELATED NEWS: As of January 19, 2022, there were 222 lawsuits pending in the Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and Mechanical Ventilator Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation 3014.
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