Philips CPAP Recall: 260 Deaths & 90,000 Injuries Reported
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of Philips CPAP machines after receiving reports of 260 deaths and 90,000 injuries related to the company’s medical devices. The recall includes Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines, which contain materials that cause cancer, respiratory problems, and other serious health issues.
An attorney with our firm can help if you or your loved one suffered harm due to a recalled Philips CPAP machine or medical device. You may qualify for compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.
Health Problems Associated with Philips CPAP Machines and Medical Devices
According to MedTech Dive, since April 2021, the FDA has received reports of 260 deaths and 90,000 injuries associated with the use of Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines. Many of these reports relate to problems with the devices’ polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) soundproofing foam. When the foam breaks down, it releases toxic gasses and particles linked to cancer and respiratory issues, including but not limited to:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer and lung damage
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Chemical poisoning
- Heart attack and heart failure
- Respiratory failure
Additionally, Philips recalled more CPAP and BiPAP machines in 2022 due to magnets in the devices’ masks that can cause interference with metallic medical implants, such as pacemakers. The company also recalled ventilators that year because of issues with degraded PE-PUR foam and blocked airways.
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Products Named in the Philips CPAP Recall
According to Philips, the company has recalled several CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilators manufactured before April 26, 2020. The recall affects all device serial numbers for the following models:
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced+
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
- DreamStation Go
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- REMstar SE Auto
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
What Should You Do If You Own or Have Used a Recalled Device?
If you have a recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator, you should register the device with the manufacturer. Philips will send you a replacement device. However, do not discontinue using the device until you consult with your doctor. Make an appointment with your healthcare provider immediately if you have not done so already.
If you or your loved one used a recalled device and now suffer from a related health condition, you should explore your legal options. A lawyer with our firm may be able to help you recover compensation with a Philips CPAP lawsuit.
You May Qualify for Damages in a Philips CPAP Lawsuit
Drugwatch reports more than 340 lawsuits pending because of the Philips CPAP recall, 260 deaths, and 90,000 reported injuries. If you qualify for legal action, you can recover damages related to your Philips CPAP injury or illness. Compensation may include:
- Medical expenses. Your attorneys can seek damages to pay for emergency medical services, diagnostic testing, doctors’ visits, hospitalizations, cancer treatments, medications, surgeries, rehabilitation, and any other necessary medical care resulting from your Philips CPAP-related condition.
- Lost income. You can recover lost wages, benefits, and earnings from the work you missed due to your health condition. You can also seek compensation for the loss of your earning capacity if your illness requires you to quit working, change jobs, or reduce your hours.
- Pain and suffering. You can pursue monetary compensation for physical pain, mental suffering, emotional anguish, and quality of life reductions caused by your Philips CPAP injury.
You may also pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your loved one if they died from a disease caused by a Philips CPAP or medical device. Qualified survivors may receive compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, and loss of the deceased’s services, support, consortium, or parental relationship.
We Can Help You Take Action
A lawyer with our firm can provide you with a free consultation to tell you more about your options for pursuing damages. If you qualify for a Philips CPAP lawsuit, we can:
- Prepare and file your case
- Collect evidence, including your medical records, medical and scientific research, and expert testimony
- Assess and calculate your damages
- Handle case-related paperwork, deadlines, phone calls, and emails
- Negotiate for an appropriate settlement
- Represent you at trial, if necessary
We can also help you get started on your case before time runs out. According to NRS § 11.190(4)(e)), Nevada residents have two years from the time of injury to file their lawsuit. Washington State residents have three years to take action under RCW § 4.16.080.
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