Our defective product injury lawyers are now accepting cases for injuries caused by the defective sleep apnea machines produced by Philips Respironics, which have been voluntarily recalled due to the potential catastrophic health risk they pose to users.
If you or someone you love uses a Philips sleep apnea device and may have been put at risk, we want to hear from you. Contact our defective sleep apnea machine attorneys today to schedule your free no-obligation consultation.
Philips Sleep Apnea Machines Recalled in June 2021
Sleep apnea is a relatively common sleep disorder, but one that can lead to serious health complications without proper treatment. Therefore, sufferers often turn to sleep apnea machines – such as ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines – to manage their condition.
Unfortunately, one of the largest manufacturers of sleep apnea machines, Philips Respironics, has issued a recall affecting two million defective units; specifically, those manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021.
The recall was issued because the foam insulation used to reduce the noise levels of the machines has the potential to break down in the affected devices and then be breathed in or swallowed by users.
The Health Risks Associated With Accidentally Inhaling Sleep Apnea Device Foam
Between reports from users and an internal investigation conducted by Philips when they became aware of the defect, users of the affected machines may suffer from a wide variety of alarming health problems as a result, including:
- Airway irritation or inflammation
- Breathing difficulty
- Lung damage
- New or worsening asthma
- Lung cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Colon cancer
- Heart attack/heart failure
- Respiratory failure
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
The full cost of this type of injury isn’t yet known, and even more serious health conditions may result. However, the existing side effects are already causing victims to require treatment, miss work, and suffer stress and pain.
Which Specific Sleep Apnea Machines were Recalled?
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilators recalled include the following models:
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced+
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
- DreamStation Go
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- REMstar SE Auto
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in US)
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
If you’re considering your next steps after learning of this recall, know that our sleep apnea device lawsuit attorneys are representing those who have suffered serious harm because of the manufacturer’s negligence.
What to Do If You Used One of the Affected Devices
Philips recommends ceasing use of any affected CPAP or BiPAP machines, while the FDA recommends speaking to your doctor about alternate options to treat your sleep apnea. However, do not cease using a life-sustaining ventilator without first speaking to a doctor.
If you or someone you love used one of the recalled machines and have since been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed above, you may be eligible for compensation for the harm you suffered due to Philips’ negligence in the manufacturing of these devices.
Contact our firm today to discuss what our defective product injury lawyers can do for you.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Philips Respironics or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Cases may be referred to another attorney or law firm.