Philips CPAP Recall – What you need to know!
Royal Philips announced a voluntary recall of Philips CPAP machines in June 2021 due to potential health risks, including cancer. If you used one of the recalled Philips CPAP machines and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may have a legal claim on your hands.
CPAP devices manufactured by Philips are being recalled due to sound-absorbing foam composed of polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR). The PE-PUR foam reportedly degrades into small particles that may be inhaled or swallowed, or emits chemical substances that could be harmful, including cancer-causing effects.
Contact us now if you have been diagnosed with cancer or another injury while using a recalled Philips CPAP machine. CPAP lawsuits may help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other harms.
In the event you have suffered injuries or illnesses as a result of using a Philips CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, you may be entitled to financial compensation through Philips CPAP lawsuits.
Class I recalls, the most serious of all recalls, have been identified by the FDA. There is a risk of death or serious injury when using these devices.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Potential Symptoms
- What to Do
- Possible Violations
- Call Ferrell & Brown Today
Potential Symptoms of Particulate and Chemical Exposure
The potential symptoms of particulate and chemical exposure can include:
- Skin, eye, and respiratory tract infection
- Inflammatory response
- Kidney, liver, and other organ problems
- Toxic carcinogenic effects
What To Do
The FDA recommends that patients impacted by the recall seek alternative treatment options from their health care providers. It is important that patients who are using a ventilator at home do not stop using it or change it before speaking to their healthcare providers.
Approximately 3 to 4 million devices will be recalled, according to Philips CEO Frans van Houten. In the wake of the recall, over 1,200 complaints and more than 100 injuries have been reported to the FDA. A separate FDA warning noted that many at-home CPAP cleaning devices are not legally marketed for cleaning purposes — in fact, a CPAP typically won’t need a separate machine of any kind to clean it.
- Mechanical ventilation devices: Trilogy 100, Trilogy 200, Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent 200, BiPAP V30, BiPAP A30/Hybrid/A40
- Serial Numbers: Devices manufactured before April 26, 2021, all serial numbers
- Distribution Dates: November 5, 2005, to April 23, 2021
- Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 204,776
- Date Initiated by Firm: June 14, 2021
List of Recalled Philips CPAP Machines and Ventilators:
- E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
- SystemOne (Q series)
- DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
- DreamStation GO CPAP, APAP
- Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
- REMStar SE Auto CPAP
- Trilogy 100 Ventilator
- Trilogy 200 Ventilator
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator
The recently launched next-generation CPAP platform, DreamStation 2, is not included in the recall.
- Defective Design:Philips sold defective and dangerous devices to patients, which led to lawsuits against the company.
- Failure to Warn:Additionally, Philips failed to warn the public of the dangers associated with PE-PUR foam in their machines as soon as they knew about its presence. The recall was issued in June 2021, even though Philips knew about the issue in April 2021. Patients continued to buy and use their machines for at least two months after Philips knew.
CALL FERRELL & BROWN
Consult a physician if you believe your Philips ventilator or CPAP machine caused you harm. After that, please give us a call right away. We are working with mass tort litigation firms to protect the rights of people injured by products such as Zantac, talcum powder, and Philips CPAP machines.
Our initial consultation is absolutely free and you won’t pay a cent unless you’re awarded money first.
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