CPAP Cancer Lawsuit
CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and other mechanical breathing devices are used by millions of individuals to treat sleep apnea. Unfortunately, the breathing equipment they rely on may be spewing harmful poisons and debris that they consume. Toxins and particles from deteriorated foam may induce harmful side effects if inhaled, including respiratory problems, toxicity, and cancer.
Following allegations that the device’s sound reduction foam may decay and emit hazardous gasses and particles that might poison the user, cause severe lung ailments, or increase the risk of cancer, Royal Philips announced a voluntary recall for many of their sleep apnea devices in June 2021.
Background on CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and Ventilator Recalls
Philips has issued a recall for many Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. Foam is employed in the devices to assist make the devices quieter. This foam is constructed of polyurethane with a polyester basis (PE-PUR). Over time, the foam can disintegrate, allowing debris and pollutants to enter the user’s airways, which can be dangerous.
Which Philips CPAP Devices Were Recalled?
All Devices Manufactured Before April 26, 2021.
All Affected Devices Manufactured Before 26 April 2021, All Device Serial Numbers
Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
- A-Series BiPAP A30
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- Trilogy 100 Ventilator
- Trilogy 200 Ventilator
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator
Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting:
- C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
- DreamStation ASV
- SystemOne ASV4
- REMStar SE Auto CPAP
- DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
- DreamStation GO CPAP, APAP
- Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
- SystemOne (Q series)
You may be eligible for compensation if you used one of the recalled devices and had problems. Patients who use Philips Respironics CPAP, Bi-PAP, or ventilators should speak to their doctors. Once a choice has been made about future medical treatment, it’s critical to speak with a skilled law firm about legal options.
Attorneys for CPAP, Bi-Level PAP Devices
The manufacturer of this medical device may be liable to pay you a large sum of money if you were hurt by it. David P. Willis is board certified as a personal injury trial law specialist. Our medical device attorneys give free consultations to clients around the country to analyze whether people have grounds to pursue a legal claim for a defective medical device. Although every case is different, we’ve achieved excellent results for clients injured by defective devices. Call us at 713-654-4040 or toll-free at 1-800-883-9858 to tell us your story about your defective CPAP machine.