CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and BiPAP machines used to treat sleep apnea that were manufactured by Philips were recently recalled due to a release in toxins and foam particles to patients that used them. Over 3 million devices have been known to be faulty. The faulty CPAP and BiPAP machines have been on the market for years, but up until a Class Action lawsuit had been filed, Philips chose to ignore all of the previous claims from users. The toxins and foam particles that release during usage has been known to cause lung cancer, asthma, heart failure, and kidney disease and other serious or life threatening harm.
Court documents allege that Philips knew of the risks in using its CPAP machines long before they recalled the devices. The documents also claim that patients using the defective devices had complained to Philips about the black particles and black debris they saw on their mechanical ventilators for years. The documents also allege that Philips failed to warn the public about the known hazards and health risks of their defective medical device and the problems with the sound abatement foam component until late April 2021. The company still waited to recall its mechanical ventilators until June 14, 2021, knowing about the foam degradation and the carcinogenic effects that could lead to lung cancer or other health problems.
Symptoms of Philips CPAP and BiPAP complications include death, liver cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, headaches, dizziness, chest pressure with coughing, sinus infections, and upper airway infections.
Philips CPAP affected units include Dreamstation 1st generation products, SystemOne, C-Series, OmniLab Advanced Plus, Dorma 400, Dorma 500, and REMStar SE Auto, Trilogy 100, Trilogy 200, Garbin Plus, Aeris, and LifeVent.
If you or a loved one are a non-smoker and has used a Philips CPAP or BiPAP machine and were diagnosed by a doctor with death, cancer to the kidneys, liver, or lungs or diagnosed by a doctor with sinus infections, difficulty breathing, headaches, or other similar injuries you may qualify for CPAP lawsuits and will be entitled to compensation which includes past, current, and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, lost wages and future lost earnings, and other economic and personal injuries.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications from using a Philips CPAP or BiPAP machine, contact the office of Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington PLLC for a free consultation. For a free confidential consultation with Mass Tort & Class Action Lawyers at our law firm, please call 601-948-8005 or use our live chat.