Millions of Philips Respironics CPAP machines, BiPAP machines, and Mechanical Ventilators have been recalled because of a defect that could cause cancer or serious lung injury.
Our medical device attorneys believe that anyone harmed by products included in the Philips CPAP Machine Recall might be entitled to financial compensation for their injury-related damages, including:
To learn if you qualify to file a Philips CPAP Machine Lawsuit, please fill out our online form or call (888) 994-5118 to contact our office directly.
In April 2021, Philips Respironics issued an advisory warning of potential health risks related to sound abatement foam used in certain Philips Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) devices, and Mechanical Ventilators.
In June 2021, the company recalled around 4 million specific CPAP, BIPAP, and ventilator devices in the United States that were affected by this issue.
According to Philips, the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used as a sound abatement component may degrade into particles, enter into the device air pathway, and be inhaled or ingested by the patient. There’s also a possibility that the foam will “off-gas” chemicals that may be toxic.
Although Philips had not received any patient death reports to date, the company was aware of possible patient impacts associated with foam degradation. Consequences of particulate exposure and off-gassing may include:
Specific devices affected by the Philips CPAP Machine Recall include:
Philips Respironics has advised patients with recalled CPAP and BIPAP machines to stop using the devices immediately and consult their physician to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment.
However, patients dependent on a life-sustaining ventilator included in the recall SHOULD NOT STOP using the device until they’ve talked with their doctor.
“Philips recognizes that alternate ventilator options for therapy may not exist or may be severely limited for patients who require a ventilator for life-sustaining therapy, or in cases where therapy disruption is unacceptable,” the recall notice states. “In these situations, and at the discretion of the treating clinical team, the benefit of continued usage of these ventilator devices may outweigh the risks.”
The company also recommends using an inline bacterial filter when a physician determines that a patient should continue their prescribed therapy with a recalled ventilator.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now offering free lawsuit reviews to anyone who experienced the following complications after using one of the recalled Philips CPAP Machines, BiPAP Machines, or Mechanical Ventilators:
Contact our defective medical device lawyers at (888) 994-5118 to arrange your free, no-obligation consult.
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