Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit

Philips Respironics has recalled certain mechanical ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines due to potential health risks associated with the sound-reducing foam in these devices. This foam can break down and be inhaled by those using the device, potentially exposing them to dangerous chemicals in the process.

If you’ve used a Philips sleep apnea machine and experienced cancer or damage to your lungs, liver, or kidneys as a result, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation through a Philips CPAP lawsuit.

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Breaking News: Philips CPAP Recall Linked to Health Risks

On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall of various CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilators after the sound-reducing polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in the devices was found to:

  • Degrade and break down into black particles that can enter the device’s airpath and be swallowed by the user
  • Expose the user to dangerous and potentially carcinogenic chemicals that can then be inhaled

The foam degradation can cause serious injuries and may be exacerbated by the use of unapproved cleaning methods (like ozone), as well as by high-heat and high-humidity environments.

The Health Risks of Philips Sleep Apnea Machines

Philips Respironics has received numerous complaints from customers about black debris or particles in the airpath circuit of their mechanical ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP devices.

The recalled Philips sleep apnea devices have been associated with serious, potentially life-threatening health complications, including:

  • Cancer (particularly in the kidneys, liver, and lungs)
  • Damage to or failure of the kidneys, liver, or lungs

If you’ve used Philips Respironics sleep devices and experienced the health issues listed above, you may be able to pursue compensation through a Philips CPAP lawsuit.

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If you experienced organ damage or cancer after using a Philips ventilator, CPAP or BiPAP machine, an experienced product liability lawyer with Sokolove Law can help you understand your legal options.

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Philips CPAP Recall Symptoms

The sound abatement foam used in Philips Respironics respiratory care devices can break down and expose users to potentially cancer-causing chemicals.

Although cancer may take years to develop, there are a number of more immediate and less severe Philips CPAP recall symptoms to look out for, including:

  • Cough and chest pressure
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Respiratory tract irritation or inflammation
  • Sinus infections
  • Upper airway infection

If you or your loved one used a recalled Philips Respironics device and experienced any of these symptoms, you may want to consult a medical professional to evaluate the extent of your injuries.

Products Affected by the Philips Respironics CPAP Machine Recall

Different models of a variety of Philips’ sleep and respiratory care devices have been affected by the recent product recall, particularly:

  • Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-level PAP or BiPAP) Devices
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines
  • Mechanical Ventilators

Of the estimated 3-4 million recalled Philips devices, roughly 80% of the affected products are CPAP machines, particularly those in the first-generation of DreamStation machines.

Philips Ventilator, BiPAP, and CPAP Recall List 2021

Philips Respironics mechanical ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines affected by the recall include:

  • 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, AVAPS®
  • E30®
  • Garbin Plus®, Aeris®, LifeVent®
  • OmniLab Advanced+®
  • REMstar SE Auto®
  • SystemOne ASV4®
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)®
  • Trilogy 100®
  • Trilogy 200®

If you used one of the recalled devices listed above and experienced organ damage or certain types of cancer as a result, you may be able to pursue compensation through a Philips Respironics recall lawsuit.

Who’s Eligible to File a Philips CPAP Machine Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a Philips Respironics CPAP lawsuit if you or your loved one:

  • Used a Philips Respironics ventilator, BiPAP, or CPAP machine
  • Experienced organ damage or cancer of the lungs, liver, or kidneys as a result of using the device

Not sure if you have a case? We can review your situation and let you know if you’re eligible to take legal action — at no cost or obligation to you. Get a free case review or call (800) 995-1212 today.

How to File a Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit

When you become a client of Sokolove Law, your Philips CPAP recall attorney and legal team can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your family during this difficult time.

Though every potential case is different, the legal process may involve us:

  • Reviewing your case to determine your eligibility to take legal action
  • Gathering the evidence needed to substantiate your claim
  • Filing the Philips CPAP lawsuit on your behalf
  • Pursuing compensation in the form of a Philips CPAP settlement or trial verdict

Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts

When you file a Philips CPAP lawsuit, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries in one of the following forms:

  • Philips CPAP Lawsuit Settlement: By reaching a Philips CPAP settlement with the defendant, you may be able to avoid going to court and start receiving compensation sooner.
  • Philips CPAP Jury Verdict: If a CPAP settlement isn’t reached, your case will continue to court, where a judge and jury will hear your case and reach a verdict. Our lawyers are prepared to fight on your behalf in court, but there’s no guarantee of compensation in these cases.

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What to Look for in a Philips CPAP Recall Lawyer

Navigating the legal system can be difficult without the help of an experienced Philips CPAP cancer lawyer — but not all attorneys are able to offer you the same resources and advantages.

To find the right lawyer for your Philips CPAP lawsuit, be sure to look for a law firm that offers:

  • Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluations: Not sure what your legal rights are? During a free review of your case, we can let you know if you’re eligible to take legal action over your injuries.
  • Decades of Legal Experience: For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has helped injured clients hold the companies that harmed them accountable.
  • Nationwide Representation: Our national network of attorneys allows us to help clients in all 50 states pursue the justice and compensation they deserve.
  • A History of Success Handling Similar Cases: We’ve recovered over $1.5 Billion on behalf of clients affected by dangerous medical devices and drugs.
  • Legal Help With No Upfront Cost: Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if a case results in compensation. There are no upfront or out-of-pocket fees to work with us.

Get Help Filing a Philips CPAP Lawsuit

If you’ve used a Philips mechanical ventilator, BiPAP, or CPAP machine and suffered serious injuries as a result, you may be entitled to compensation from the product manufacturer — and Sokolove Law may be able to help.

As an established national law firm, Sokolove Law has the resources and reach to fight on behalf of our injured clients and hold powerful companies accountable for their negligence. Over the last 40 years, we’ve recovered over $1.5 Billion on behalf of clients affected by dangerous medical devices and drugs.

Get a free case review or call (800) 995-1212 today to learn more about your potential legal options with Sokolove Law.

Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit FAQs

Is there a recall on Philips CPAP machines?

Yes — a variety of Philips Respironics mechanical ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines have been recalled after elements of the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in these devices was found to break down, potentially being inhaled by the user or exposing the user to certain dangerous chemicals.

Which Philips CPAP machines are being recalled? 

The following Philips BiPAP and CPAP machines have been recalled due to potential health risks, including lung cancer:

  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation Go
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • E30
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)

The following models of Philips mechanical ventilators have also been recalled for the same health and safety concerns:

  • A-Series BiPAP A30 and A40
  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
  • Trilogy 100 and 200

Why are Philips Respironics CPAP machines being recalled?

The sound-reducing foam used in ventilator, CPAP, and BiPAP respiratory care devices by Philips Respironics can break down and release potentially carcinogenic chemicals that can be inhaled by the user. Exposure to these foam particles has been linked to a variety of health risks, including organ damage and multiple types of cancer.

If you or a loved one used a Philips sleep apnea device and experienced organ damage or cancer of the lungs, liver, or kidneys, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more.

Can I sue Philips over the CPAP recall? 

Potentially. If you used a recalled Philips CPAP machine and experienced organ damage or certain types of cancer listed above, you may be eligible to file a Philips CPAP recall lawsuit. Get a free case review today to see if Sokolove Law can help with your potential case.

Do I need a lawyer to file a CPAP recall lawsuit?

Navigating the justice system without experienced legal help can be difficult, especially if you or your loved one are suffering side effects after using a sleep apnea device. By working with an experienced national law firm like Sokolove Law, you can put the legal process in our hands and free yourself up to focus on your health and your family.

When you work with us, we can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from gathering the evidence to filing the lawsuit. Get started today by filling out our contact form.

How much does a lawyer for a Philips CPAP lawsuit cost?

There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with Sokolove Law. Our Philips CPAP cancer lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if you do.

How long do I have to file a Philips CPAP machine recall lawsuit?

Due to state-specific laws called statutes of limitations, you only have a limited amount of time to file a Philips CPAP lawsuit. Once these deadlines pass, you won’t have the opportunity to take legal action again, so it’s important to contact a lawyer for a Philips CPAP lawsuit as soon as possible.

Can CPAP cause cancer? 

Potentially — recalled Philips Respironics CPAP machines have been linked to a variety of serious health risks, including multiple types of cancer, organ damage, renal (kidney) failure, lung injuries, and more.

If you’ve used a Philips CPAP machine and experienced serious health injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Get a free case review today to learn more.

Which cancers can a Philips CPAP machine cause?

Philips ventilator, CPAP, and BiPAP machines have been linked to kidney (renal) cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, and a variety of other serious respiratory injuries.

If you’ve used a Philips-brand BiPAP or CPAP machine and been diagnosed with one of these cancers, you may be eligible to file a Philips CPAP cancer lawsuit. Get a free case review today to learn more.

What do I do if my Philips CPAP has been recalled?

Although Philips sleep apnea and respiratory care devices have been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that device users not change or stop using their devices until they’ve discussed the matter with their health care provider.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or experienced any of the serious health complications listed above after using a recalled Philips device, you may be eligible to pursue compensation from a Philips CPAP lawsuit. Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more about your options.

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Last modified: November 1, 2021

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