CPAP Machine Recall Lawsuits

CPAP Machine Recall Lawsuits

Philips recalls ventilators, sleep apnea machines due to health risks

CPAP Machine Recall

In June of 2021, Philips Respironics has announced a major recall of many CPAP devices due to a risk these devices may cause serious lung and heart injuries, disease and cancer.

 

What is a CPAP device?

CPAP Devices are most commonly used to treat Sleep Apnea. Common CPAP Devices that are affected by this recall include the Philips Dreamstation ASV, DreamStation ST, AVAPS, SystemOne ASV4 and OmniLab Advanced Plus.
Philips recall action for CPAP, Bi-Level PAP devices and mechanical ventilators.

 

What is specifically affected with the CPAP devices?

  • Product defect correction – safety hazard caused by foam degradation and emissions
  • Foam degradation may form into particles , when inhaled may also release certain chemicals/gases
  • Foam particles may penetrate into the lower respiratory tract.

 

What are the risks associated with these issues?

  • A foam particle might degrade and become toxic, and may potentially cause cancer
  • The potential risks associated with these issues include headache/dizziness, irritation (eyes, nose, respiratory tract, skin), inflammatory responses, asthma, hypersensitivity, nausea / vomiting, adverse effects to other organs (e.g., kidneys and liver) and possible carcinogenic effects.

It is recommended by Phillips Respironics to contact your health care provider if you use this machine and register your device to see if it is affected.

If you have used a CPAP machine and suffered serious side effects, contact our office today for a free case consultation. Cases are being reviewed now and you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries.

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For a complete list of Philips recalled CPAP machines and guidance see: https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update

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