Philips CPAP/BiPAP Lawsuits
Injuries Sustained from a Philips CPAP/BiPAP Machine Can Cause Cancer
The CPAP, BiPAP, and other mechanical ventilators recalled by Philips Respironics can cause serious injury and potentially fatal diseases, including cancer. If you or a loved one has become ill or was injured using one of these Philips machines, a Philips CPAP lawsuit may provide the financial compensation you deserve.
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Why Did Philips Recall Their CPAP/BiPAP Machines?
Recently the FDA ordered a recall of all Philips Respironics, ventilators, BiPAP and CPAP machines manufactured between 2009 and April of 2021. This recall included ventilators that were granted EUAs (Emergency Use Authorizations) to treat covid patients.
Philips recalled these machines because of how the foam — that kept the sound volume and reverberation in the machines to a reasonable level — was breaking down and potentially entering the air pathway of the device. To make things worse, there wasn’t only the risk of actual foam fragments entering a user’s respiratory system, but also toxic chemicals produced by the degradation. In short, it could be extremely dangerous for someone to use the recalled machines.
Philips knew about these “substantial and material risks” from its CPAP machines long before the recall. The filing also supports the social media comments that Philips did not even issue a public warning about the dangerous machines until late April and did not issue their recall until June 14.
How Severe Are the Injuries and Health Risks of Philips CPAP/BiPAP Machines
Philips Respironics has received numerous complaints from customers about black debris or particles in the airpath circuit of their mechanical ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP devices, though the cause of the symptoms has not been definitively linked at this time.
Potential risks associated with the recalled Philips sleep apnea devices can be life-threatening and include:
- Cancer (particularly in the kidneys, liver, and lungs)
- Cough and chest pressure
- Damage to the kidneys, liver, or lungs
- Headaches or dizziness
- Sinus infection
- Upper airway infection
If you’ve used Philips Respironics sleep devices and experienced any of the health issues listed above, you may be able to pursue compensation through a Philips CPAP lawsuit. Learn more about your legal options today in a free case review.
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What Philips Respironics Products Are Part of the Recall?
The types of Philips products that are part of the current recall include:
- Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-level PAP or BiPAP) Devices
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines
- Mechanical Ventilators
80% of the approximately 4 million affected products are CPAP machines, particularly those in the first generation of DreamStation machines.
Philips Ventilator, BiPAP, and CPAP Recall List
Here is a comprehensive alphabetical list of the Philips Respironics CPAP and BiPAP machines and mechanical ventilators that are part of the recall:
- A-Series BiPAP A30® and Hybrid A30®
- A-Series BiPAP A40®
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto®
- C-Series ASV®
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS®
- Dorma 400®
- Dorma 500®
- DreamStation ASV®
- DreamStation Go®
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS®
- Garbin Plus®, Aeris®, LifeVent®
- OmniLab Advanced+®
- REMstar SE Auto®
- SystemOne ASV4®
- SystemOne (Q-Series)®
- Trilogy 100®
- Trilogy 200®
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Why Should You Choose Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC In a Philips CPAP/BiPAP Lawsuit?
Our co-founder, Paul Lagnese, was recently quoted in law.com on the class action lawsuit recently filed against Philips. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys understand how to navigate the complexities involved in suing a defendant as large and powerful as Philips.
At Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC, we know what it takes to hold large international medical device manufacturers such as Philips responsible for keeping defective products. Our track record of success includes some of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Pittsburgh history.
We represent clients in Pittsburgh and across Western Pennsylvania and work with attorneys around the county to handle potential cases. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, so there is never an attorneys’ fee unless we win.
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