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Phillips Respironics, a leading manufacturer of CPAP, ventilators, and BiPAP devices recalled many of their mechanical breathing machines due to the potential risk for serious injury from exposure to toxic materials. If you’ve experienced injury or illness after using a Phillips branded sleep apnea device, you may have cause to join a Phillips CPAP lawsuit. Some injured victims have received financial compensation for medical bills, pain, and suffering. Phillips Respironics issued a voluntary recall for several mechanical breathing devices, CPAP, BiPAP, and powered ventilators. June 2021 recalls highlighted dangers posed by the sound-reducing foam used in the devices, which is created from a compound polyester-based polyurethane.
The company’s recall alerted users to instances where the devices were found to:
- Degrade or decompose into black particles small enough to enter the airpath of the device and the airways of users.
- Provide access to dangerous carcinogenic materials that can be inhaled when using the device.
- Expose users to serious injury from degraded or decomposing foam that was unable to withstand high-heat or highly humid environments
If you or someone you love has been exposed to these dangerous conditions because you used a recalled Phillips Respironics breathing device.
Description of the Recalled Devices
The Phillips Respironics devices on the recall list were from three categories of breathing devices. The primary recalls came from the following device types:
- CPAP Machines: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are designed to keep airways open by pushing pressurized air through a breathing mask. People with obstructive sleep apnea use these devices.
- BiPAP Machines: Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiLevel or BiPAP) machines are designed to pump air into users’ lungs. The air is pumped into the lungs at a higher pressure and out at a lower level.
- Ventilators: Continuous ventilators take control of a patient’s breathing process or assist patients with breathing difficulties while simultaneously supplying oxygen to the patient.
Current Recalled Devices
Phillips Respironics made the following recall list available to consumers of their mechanical breathing devices with the defective foam compound polyester-based polyurethane manufactured between 2009 and 2021.
- A-Series BiPAP A30
- A-Series BiPAP A40 (ventilator)
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto (ventilator)
- C-Series ASV (ventilator)
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation Go
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent (ventilator)
- OmniLab Advanced+
- REMstar SE Auto
- SystemOne ASV4
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
- Trilogy 100 (ventilator)
- Trilogy 200 (ventilator)
Injuries and Health Risks of Philips Sleep Apnea Machines
Philips Respironics received complaints from customers of black particles in their devices, specifically in the airpath of breathing apparatuses used for sleep apnea patients. Specific models of the company’s BiPAP, CPAP, and machine ventilators have been recalled because they pose a potential risk of contracting life-threatening illnesses, such as:
- Kidney, Liver, & Lung Cancer
- Difficulty Breathing, Chest Pressure, and Cough
- Kidney, Liver, & Lung Damage
- Upper Respiratory Infections
If you or someone you care for has been injured or fallen sick because they used a Philips Respironics device, you could have cause to be included in the Phillips CPAP lawsuit and be due compensation.
Get Help Filing a Philips CPAP Lawsuit
Consumers who have used Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or mechanical ventilators could be at risk for developing serious illnesses caused by the carcinogenic materials in the defective compound polyester-based polyurethane used in the device. Vollor Law P.A. has the willpower and legal resources to fight on your behalf.
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