Philips CPAP Recall Information; Can I Sue For Injuries?

Philips CPAP Recall Information; Can I Sue For Injuries?

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Philips Respironics manufactures “continuous positive airway pressure” (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and ventilators for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Those with this condition experience disruption of normal breathing during sleep, as manifested by snoring.

Phillips has issued a recall on many of its CPAP machines and you can get more details here:

These machines use polyester-based polyurethane foam to diminish the noise and vibrations generated while the user sleeps. When the foam degrades, it releases toxic gases and matter, which the users may inhale and ingest.

As explained more below, the toxins may sicken users and expose them to serious conditions such as organ failure and cancer.

Philips issued a recall on June 14, 2021, for the first-generation devices. In the wake of this recall, numerous users have sued Philips for personal injuries and other damages. Below, we explain whether you can sue Philips if you claim one of its devices has resulted in illness or serious disease.

Did You Use One of the Recalled Models?

Determine if you used a device with potentially toxic foam. Philips manufactured the CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines that used polyester-based polyurethane foam between 2009 and April 26, 2021. The devices which Philips recalled include:

  • *A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator
  • *C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
  • *E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
  • *DreamStation ASV
  • *DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
  • *DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • *DreamStation GO CPAP, APAP
  • *Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
  • *Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator
  • *OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
  • *REMStar SE Auto CPAP
  • *SystemOne ASV4
  • *SystemOne (Q series)
  • *Trilogy 100 Ventilator
  • *Trilogy 200 Ventilator

The company has a page devoted to the recall of these devices. You can enter the device’s serial number to learn if Philips has recalled it.

The fact that your machine is subject to recall does not automatically mean you will recover from Philips. Generally, a voluntary recall is not admissible to prove fault. However, you can use evidence of such a recall to show that Philips manufactured and controlled your device. Below, we’ll tell you the specific legal theories upon which plaintiffs may rely in Philips CPAP lawsuits.

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