Philips CPAP Machine Recall
Suing for Unsafe CPAP Machines & Ventilators
Numerous Philips CPAP machines, BiPAP machines, and ventilators have been slated for a recall after they have been found to contain a dangerous defect. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that a polyurethane sound abatement foam in the devices can deteriorate, releasing chunks and particles into the machine’s airway. If inhaled, the pieces could cause a variety of health problems.
Many Philips CPAP machines have been recalled, including but not limited to these models:
- DreamStation ASV, SV, and AVAPS
- DreamStation CPAP, AutoCPAP, and BiPAP
- DreamStation GO CPAP and APAP
- SystemOne ASV4 and QSeries
- C Series ASV, S/T, and AVAPS
- OmniLab Advances Plus In-Lab Titration
- Dorma 400/500 CPAP
- REMStar SE
- Trilogy 100/200 Ventilator
- Gabrin Plus, Aeris, and LifeVent Ventilator
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator
If you have used a CPAP machine from Philips Respironics, and you were hurt while using it, then the Law Offices of Anthony Urban in Schuylkill can help you explore your legal options. Our attorneys are currently hearing from people in situations just like yours. It might be possible to file an individual claim against Philips, or you might have a chance to join a mass tort or class action lawsuit later. We will analyze your case and determine the best route for your financial recovery.
Harm Caused by Defective CPAP Machines
Inhaling the foam particles from the defective CPAP machines can cause:
- Chronic migraines
- Nausea and vomiting
- Throat irritation
Repeated exposure to the chemicals in the abatement foam has also been linked to more serious side effects like kidney disease, liver disease, and various forms of cancer. Also, if a foam piece breaks off that is comparatively large, then it could cause a choking hazard. Philips and the FDA have recommended that all users of the recalled machines discontinue their use immediately.
Challenges Caused by the Philips CPAP Recall
Philips has been harshly criticized for its approach to the CPAP machine recall. The vast majority of people who have sent away their defective CPAP machines and ventilators have not been given a replacement from the company, nor have they received a refund. Instead, they are left without a vital piece of in-home medical equipment that is essential for them to get a good night’s rest. As exhaustion sets in from numerous sleepless nights, other health conditions can arise, and there could be fallout in other parts of their lives, like deteriorating relationships or termination from their jobs. To make matters worse, CPAP machines are notoriously expensive, so most people do not have the option to “just replace it.”
Damages related to the allegedly fumbled recall might be added to other damages owed to plaintiffs in CPAP recall lawsuits. Our attorneys are investigating the situation, which can vary from case to case.
Who Can Sue Philips?
The strongest cases against Philips will come from clients who used one of the recalled CPAP machines for at least a moderate amount of time and later were diagnosed with a serious health condition or disease that could be related to its use. We can help you understand if your claim against Philips is valid based on the damages you have experienced and will likely experience in the future.
Clients who have suffered the following might have a strong case against Philips:
- Lung disease
- Liver cancer
- Kidney failure
- Cardiovascular disease
- Respiratory damage
- Severe throat inflammation
- Stomach cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Legal Help with Your CPAP Recall Lawsuit
Allow the CPAP recall attorneys of the Law Offices of Anthony Urban to guide you through the entire lawsuit process. With us taking the lead on your case, you don’t have to worry about the little details and big hurdles that might come with it. You can focus on yourself and your recovery while we get to work.
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