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Philips CPAP Lawsuit Attorneys

Millions of Americans use machines to help with sleep apnea, a condition marked by disruptions in breathing during sleep. Philips, the large multinational corporation, is among the many companies that manufacture ventilator devices to treat sleep apnea. Recently, Philips issued a voluntary recall of certain CPAP machines and ventilators because using them can increase the risk of cancer. 

In a recent announcement, Philips disclosed that the sound abatement foam in some of their ventilator devices has the potential to degrade into particles that might enter the air pathway and be inhaled by the user. The company also said this foam might off-gas toxic chemicals. These particulate matter and gases could cause cancer. According to Phillips, foam degradation might be increased by the use of unapproved cleaning methods. High heat and humidity environments could also contribute to the degradation. 

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Approximately 3.5 million Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and ventilators are equipped with this foam, and they are all being pulled from the market. While Phillips says they are taking action to remedy the dangers associated with its CPAP machines and ventilators, it could be too late for the many users of these defective devices. 

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after using a Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP) or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), you might want to consider filing a lawsuit. You could be owed compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. With the help of an experienced attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, you can hold Philips accountable for causing you harm. Call (212) 779-0057 now for a free and confidential consultation. 

Health Risks Associated with Phillips CPAP Machines

There have been reports that some people have suffered serious health issues due to foam degradation in Phillips CPAP machines. The potential risks of exposure to this toxic foam include:

  • Cancer
  • Coughing 
  • Headache
  • Organ damage
  • Irritation
  • Inflammatory response
  • Breathing problems
  • Toxicity
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nausea and vomiting

CPAP Machines and Ventilators Subject to Recall

If you use a CPAP or Bi-Level PAP, it’s important to check if your device is among those considered dangerous. The Phillips devices subject to the recall include:

All Devices manufactured before April 26, 2021, such as:

Continuous Ventilator

  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in the United States)
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto

Continuous Ventilator, Non-Life Supporting

  • A-Series BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP A30

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)

Continuous Ventilator, Non-Life Supporting

  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+

Noncontinuous Ventilator

  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation Go
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • REMstar SE Auto

If you’ve used any of these devices, seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think your CPAP machine or ventilator had any of the disclosed problems, you might have suffered adverse health effects that you’re unaware of. A doctor can examine you to see if you were affected by the defect and promptly treat you. 

If you’ve been harmed due to a defective CPAP machine, you could be owed significant compensation from the manufacturer. 

What If I Believe a Foam Degradation Caused My Cancer?

Despite a low complaint rate (0.03%), Philips determined from their testing that there are possible risks to users related to the type of foam in their CPAP machines. The risks include that the foam might degrade into toxic particles. 

At this point, it’s difficult to determine exactly how pervasive the health risks are from inhaling the toxic degraded foam particles. If you’ve used one of these devices, we recommend that you talk about the recall with your family doctor. 

If you’re experiencing health issues, including cancer, that you believe could be related to foam degradation, talk to your family doctor or an oncologist as soon as possible. Your doctor might recommend further testing for the cancers that are believed to be caused by toxic foam exposure. After you’ve discussed your concerns with a physician, consult with an experienced defective product lawyer.

Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP

The highly skilled and experienced New York defective product lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP can evaluate your Phillips CPAP claim and discuss your legal options. We can determine whether you’re entitled to financial compensation. If we represent you in a Philips CPAP lawsuit, our attorneys will handle the case on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t owe any upfront expenses and won’t be charged legal fees until and unless we help you recover compensation.

If you’ve suffered harm due to one of the recalled Phillips CPAP machines or ventilators, contact the experienced New York product liability lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP right away. We can listen to all the facts of your case and explain your options. We might be able to help you get various types of compensation in a CPAP lawsuit, including: 

  • Related medical bills
  • Lost wages 
  • Future income loss 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Punitive damages 

Hach & Rose, LLP has a strong track record of successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients in New York and throughout the country. We’ve helped clients recover over $400 million in fair compensation for the harm they’ve suffered. We’ll be ready to put our skills, experience, and resources to work for you. 

Contact Us Today

Have you been diagnosed with cancer or suffered adverse health effects after using a Philips CPAP machine for sleep apnea? If so, you might qualify to file a Philips CPAP lawsuit for financial compensation. 

Our CPAP lawsuit consultation is free and comes with no obligation. If you choose us, you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation. Call Hach & Rose, LLP today at (212) 779-0057 and allow one of our experienced Philips CPAP lawsuit attorneys to review your claim. 

 

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