CPAP Machine Recall
Were you or a loved one injured by using a Philips Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine? In June 2021, home healthcare giant Philips issued a recall of their BiLevel PAP devices. The reason? A foam used for dampening sound and keeping the machine quiet was made with a dangerous material.
Over time, this unstable material would shed tiny microplastics directly into the user’s lungs, raising their risk of a number of different complications. Philips received complaints about “the presence of black debris/particles within the airpath circuit,” as well as, “reports of headache, upper airway irritation, cough, chest pressure and sinus infection.”
These are not minor health problems, they are not your fault, and treating them could cost you a lot of money. We are representing CPAP victims nationwide. We will fight for compensation for you. Call us today at 800-718-4658 or text us now.
Since we have six California offices we handle cases throughout California and nationwide.
What This Recall Means for You
Technology isn’t a perfect science. As it evolves, materials that once seemed safe turn out to pose serious health risks. This is why it’s crucial for companies like Philips to thoroughly test their products before they are released to the public. Unfortunately, the shimmer of profits sometimes gets in the way.
Negligent or not, the foam in their BiLevel PAP machine contains carcinogenic compounds that lead to the formation of cancer cells. Philips had a duty to make sure their materials held up over time and with regular use—they didn’t. They need to be held accountable for the physical and financial harm they caused their users. If you need help filing a defective medical device claim, we can help.
Philips CPAP Recall List
- BiPAP A30
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LiveVent
- OmniLab Advanced Plus
- SystemOne (Q series)
- SystemOne ASV4
- DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
- DreamStation Go CPAP, APAP
- Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
- REMstar SE Auto CPAP
- Trilogy 100, 200
Our attorneys and legal teams are actively investigating and representing victims involving Phillips CPAP, BiPAP & APAP recalled devices.
Note: The above list only includes devices marketed in the U.S. and does not include devices intended for use in a hospital or clinic setting.
CPAP Recall and Cancer Risk
Sound-dampening foam in certain CPAP units has been linked to:
- Breast Cancer
- Lymphatic Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Nasal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Brain Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Hematopoietic Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
Sound-dampening foam in certain CPAP units has also been linked to:
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Sudden respiratory failure which can lead to a heart attack
CPAP Manufacturers’ Duty to Their Customers
The goal of any company is to profitably serve the needs of customers. Sometimes, finding cheaper ways to produce things may seem like a good way to cut costs. It never is. In the case of Philips, that meant using polyurethane foam in their products.
To make sure these issues don’t cause a huge problem, manufacturers may use flame retardants and other additives in hopes that the product will be safer. But the trade-off is that the foam is now weaker than before, causing it to break apart and flake off over time.
With the Philips Bi-level CPAP, those pieces of polyurethane ended up in its users’ bodies.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer, organ failure or any respiratory issues after using a recalled CPAP device, immediately contact our office for a free consultation by calling 800-718-4658. You can also text us through our text icon.
Why It’s Important to Work with Nadrich & Cohen
Ideally, the EPA or some government bureau would take the reins on this case and hold Philips accountable for the harm caused by their products. Unfortunately, this isn’t likely to happen. If you or a loved one ends up needing hospital care, Philips will not offer to cover it unless they are legally forced to.
When you bring a case against a company, you don’t actually fight them in court—you fight their insurance carrier whose fiduciary duty hinges on keeping clients from paying a penny more than absolutely necessary. These insurers have massive budgets and will stop at nothing to keep you from receiving a settlement. You need Nadrich & Cohen. We are experts.
If you think you have been injured by a recalled CPAP, the next step for you is:
- Keep silent on social media about your injuries, as your posts can be used against you
- Avoid any conversations with an insurance company about your case
- Contact Nadrich & Cohen immediately
We will show you how to obtain medical attention if your injuries are the result of the CPAP machine. Whatever you do, prioritize your health. Don’t let worries about money keep you from getting care for harm caused by Philips. You’re not alone. We will help you.
Remember, we have six offices in California.
Get started on your fight for compensation today by using the texting feature on this page, or calling our office at 800-718-4658.