If youPhilips has issued a recall on certain of their mechanical ventilators due to potential health concerns, including cancer. “The FDA has categorized this recall as a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.” If you used a Philips mechanical ventilator between November 5th 2005 and April 23, 2021, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a lawsuit.

What are CPAP & BiPAP Machines? 

CPAP and BiPAP Machines are used to treat certain types of Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing is momentarily interrupted and may stop for a brief period of time. Many patients who suffer from Sleep Apnea may be recommended the use of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. CPAP therapy works to maintain open, obstruction-free airway through the flow of pressurized air, to keep the airway open. The machine delivers airflow at a fixed pressurized setting through a tube, which is attached to the machine. The demand for CPAP Machines and Ventilators has skyrocketed recently, in part due to Covid-19. CPAP sales generated roughly $6 billion in revenue for Philips in 2020. 

Information About the Recall 

Philips publicly announced a broad safety recall of several CPAP, BiPAP and Ventilators, along with the DreamStation series, on June 14, 2021, due to Potential Health Risks related to the PE-PUR Sound Abatement Foam. It is believed that this Polyester-based polyurethane foam may release particles or off-gas certain chemicals that can cause a chronic inflammatory response, lack of oxygen, and other toxic reactions.

Polyester polyurethane may be quickly broken down by heat, sunshine, moisture, microbial, fungal attack, and even oxygen, which is an issue with PE-PUR foam. If your equipment, for example, was exposed to excessive humidity or temperatures, you are more vulnerable to this recall.

How Many Devices Are Affected?

Prior to the FDA officially recalling Zantac and Ranitidine products, numerous brands vReports show that there are roughly 15 million machines that were sold between 2005 and April 2021, which could contain the defective foam. The majority of these recalled machines belong to the “DreamStation” line of the CPAP machines, which was launched in October 2015.

If you have used a CPAP machine and have been injuried, you may be eligible for significant compensation. Bighorn Law can help you today.

Injuries

Some of the symptoms associated with CPAP Machine Foam Deterioration are:

  • American Health Packaging
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Respiratory Tract Irritation
  • Persistent Cough
  • Chest Pressure
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Cancer, Lymphoma, Leukemia or Tumors
  • Heart Failure

Philips Recalled Devices

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®

DreamStation ASV®

DreamStation Go®

DreamStation ST® and AVAPS®

E30®

Garbin Plus®, Aeris®, LifeVent®

OmniLab Advanced+®

REMstar SE Auto®

SystemOne ASV4®

SystemOne (Q-Series)®

Trilogy 100®

Trilogy 200®

Bighorn Law knows the CPAP lawsuit situation and can get you compensated if you have a connection between the device and injuries. 

What Can I Get In a CPAP Lawsuit? 

You can receive a settlement that takes into account past and future medical bills, in addition to lost earnings. Noneconomic losses can also be recovered for the emotional pain and suffering that you have endured due to the situation. 

Bighorn Law will fight for you in your CPAP lawsuit in Las Vegas. Talk to someone today about your situation by calling 702-935-6209.

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