Defective ProductsPhilips CPAP Machine Cancer Recall Lawsuit

If you were injured by a Philips CPAP machine, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case
August 5, 2021
Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers that were injured by Philips CPAP machines.

If you were injured by a Philips CPAP machine, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.

 

Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers that were injured by their Philips CPAP machines. If you were injured by a Philips CPAP machine, contact our law firm right now to protect your rights.

Philips, based in the Netherlands, is recalling ventilators, CPAP machines and several other types of breathing equipment that it has made due to defects. These machines have foam that is designed to reduce the sound from the machine’s operation.¬† However, there have been concerns raised because people can inhale this foam, which can potentially cause health problems. Cancer is one of the possible serious health risks associated with foam.

Possible serious health risks from recalled Philips CPAP machines

  • Acute Respiratory Distress System (ARDS)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Hematopoietic Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney/Renal Damage
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Damage
  • Lymphatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Papillary Carcinoma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Severe Inflammation
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Philips CEO Frans Van Houten  has stated that anywhere from three to four million devices will be recalled. Philips makes about 66 percent of the CPAP machines that are sold in America. Eighty percent of the devices that are affected by this recall are CPAP machines. Twenty percent of the devices are ventilators.

Philips stated that most of these devices have polyurethane in order to reduce the sound. They said that the polyurethane has certain chemicals in them that can be harmful if they are ingested. There have not been any deaths reported due to this. However, the company will be sending out information that will give people guidelines for using the equipment.

If you are exposed to the foam, then you may develop inflammation, irritation, headache and respiratory issues. Exposure to large amounts of this foam is toxic. Philips have stated that people who have to use ventilators in order to stay alive should keep using them. However, they should stop using the CPAP machine unless they are told otherwise by their doctor.

Models covered by this recall

CPAP and BiLevel PAP Devices manufactured before April 26, 2021:

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting

  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device

Non-continuous Ventilator

  • SystemOne (Q series)
  • DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
  • DreamStation Go CPAP, APAP
  • Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
  • REMstar SE Auto CPAP

Mechanical Ventilator Devices manufactured before April 26, 2021:

Continuous Ventilator

  • Trilogy 100 Ventilator
  • Trilogy 200 Ventilator
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in U.S.)
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting

  • A-Series BiPAP A40 (not marketed in U.S.)
  • A-Series BiPAP A30 (not marketed in U.S.)

Were you injured by a Philips CPAP machine? You may be entitled to compensation.

Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers that were injured by Philips CPAP machines. If you were injured by a Philips CPAP machine, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.