On June 14th, Philips announced a recall of many of its Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (“CPAP”) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (“BiPAP”) machines, and ventilators, due to an increased risk of cancer and other injuries. CPAP and BiPAP machines are used to treat sleep apnea, and ventilators are used to treat respiratory failure.
The products in question contain polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam for sound abatement. It’s now known that the PE-PUR foam may break down and be inhaled or injested, which may emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) resulting in potential harm to organs, and cancer.
Not all Philips CPAP/BiPAP machines or ventilators are being recalled. Many of the devices being recalled are from Philips’ DreamStation line. The recall affects serial numbers of the follow devices manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021.
Anyone who used a recalled Philips device (CPAP/BiPAP/ventilator) and later developed health issues or anyone who lost a loved one due to these injuries may qualify.
Some of the health conditions include:
The experienced team of product liability lawyers of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively evaluating legal claims associated with Philips’ CPAP/BiPAP/ventilators alleged link with serious health conditions or cancer. If you or someone you love suffered injury after using one of the listed Philips devices, please contact us at 202-682-5800 to receive a free consultation. All inquiries are completely confidential. Because time limits apply to filing a claim, we recommend getting in touch at your earliest convenience. The Cochran Firm, D.C. is accepting claims nationwide for Philips CPAP/BiPAP/ventilator cases.