Did You Use a Recalled Philips CPAP? Get the Latest on Lawsuits & Compensation
In a previous post, we discussed the Philips recall of dangerous CPAP devices. Here, our Philips CPAP lawyers explain in more detail the latest in the personal injury lawsuits against Philips for dangerous CPAP machines.
Philips is alleged to have lied about the dangers posed by certain CPAP machines. Specifically, these machines contained a sound-dampening foam designed to make the CPAP machines quieter. As ProPublica reports in a bombshell investigation, “Philips packed the devices with an industrial foam — the same kind used in sofas and mattresses.”
As early as 2011, Philips received complaints that the foam could break down and reach the lungs of unsuspecting CPAP users while they slept. As ProPublica reports, “The foam tested positive multiple times for genotoxicity — the ability of a chemical to cause cells to mutate, a process that can lead to cancer.”
One medical expert told ProPublica:
“It’s one of the two or three worst things I have ever seen,” said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, a longtime medical researcher and founder of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group in Washington, D.C. “It was unacceptable to sell these machines.”
Which Recalled CPAP Machines Are Dangerous?
Contact our Philips CPAP cancer lawyers today if you or a loved one used one of these recalled devices:
CPAP and BiLevel PAP Devices
E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
DreamStation ST, AVAPS
C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
SystemOne (Q series)
DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
DreamStation GO CPAP, APAP
Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
REMStar SE Auto CPAP
Trilogy 100 Ventilator
Trilogy 200 Ventilator
Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator
A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
A-Series BiPAP A40
A-Series BiPAP A30
Do I qualify for a Philips Recall Lawsuit?
To understand if you qualify to bring a product liability lawsuit against Philips for the dangerous CPAP machines they sold, you need to know a few things. First, you must have used one of the recalled devices. Second, there is a latency period between when you first used the device and when your injuries first began to appear. Our Philips CPAP cancer lawyers believe that the strongest cases will involve a latency period of at least three years. Third, your injury must have been caused by the CPAP machine and the degraded foam particles in your breathing airway. The most common types of injuries that medical proof supports can be caused by the recalled CPAP machines include:
Oral cavity cancer
Nasal cavity cancer
CPAP-related Respiratory Illnesses
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Will Philips Get Away With This?
Lawsuits are one way to hold misbehaving corporate actors like Philips accountable. But they aren’t the only way. ProPublica reports that the United States Department of Justice is investigating Philips over its handling of complaints related to the dangers of their recalled CPAP devices. According to ProPublica:
Philips has acknowledged that it is in discussions with federal prosecutors and that the company received a subpoena last year for information about the events leading up to the recall.
There will certainly be more developments in this litigation, and our Philips CPAP injury lawyers are following all developments closely.
Philips CPAP MDL 2024 Update
The Philips CPAP MDL is centralized in the Western District of Pennsylvania. The official MDL case name is In Re: PHILIPS RECALLED CPAP, BI-LEVEL PAP, AND MECHANICAL VENTILATOR PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION. The case number is 2:21-MC-01230. The judge overseeing the MDL is Senior District Joy Flowers Conti, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002.
Contact a Philips CPAP Lawyer Today
Our experienced team of injury lawyers stands ready to handle your important Philips CPAP lawsuit. Please contact us today if we can help.