About 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder. Sleep apnea is one of the most common disorders that could be preventing you, your partner, and your friends from a good night’s sleep. Even if you do not use a sleep apnea device, most likely someone you know does.

Philips CPAP lawsuits are on the rise as some of their machines (including BiPAP and ventilator devices) have been linked to causing cancer, respiratory problems, vision issues, and other serious health issues.

The recall, issued June 2021, involves an estimated 3 – 4 million devices that may be affected. The bulk of which are first-generation DreamStation and products sold before April 2021. If you are suffering from any health issues that your device could have caused, it is time to contact legal support.

The related health issues and injuries are most likely caused by the sound-reducing polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in the devices. In some devices, the foam degraded and broke down into black particles that went through the device’s airpath and are swallowed by the user. This exposes the user to potentially dangerous gases and carcinogenic chemicals.

Breathing in polyurethane foam is associated with over a dozen types of cancers including: Leukemia, prostate, lung, breast, and brain.

While dozens of types of cancer are some of the most severe health issues of concern in this recall, the other potential risks and injuries include:

  • Cough and chest pressure
  • Lung disease
  • Severe ear, nose, and throat inflammation
  • Damage to the kidneys, liver, or lungs
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Sinus infections
  • Vision and eye damage
  • Upper airway infection

Philips Respironics mechanical ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines affected by the recall include:

  • A-Series BiPAP A30® and Hybrid A30®
  • A-Series BiPAP A40®
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto®
  • C-Series ASV®
  • C-Series S/T® and AVAPS®
  • Dorma 400®
  • Dorma 500®
  • DreamStation®
  • DreamStation ASV®
  • DreamStation Go®
  • DreamStation ST® and AVAPS®
  • E30®
  • Garbin Plus®, Aeris®, LifeVent®
  • OmniLab Advanced+®
  • REMstar SE Auto®
  • SystemOne ASV4®
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)®
  • Trilogy 100®
  • Trilogy 200®

If you or a loved one are suffering from the following injuries after using a recalled Philips device, contact us today:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress System (ARDS)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Hematopoietic Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney/Renal Damage
  • Kidney/Renal Disease
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Damage
  • Lung Disease
  • Lymphatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Papillary Carcinoma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Severe Ear Inflammation
  • Severe Nose Inflammation
  • Severe Throat Inflammation
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

KDLM is a top New York personal injury firm committed to helping injured clients get the justice they deserve. We are pioneers in medical negligence in New York and have extensive experience with products liability. We have negotiated more than $1 billion in settlements for clients. Our senior partners are part of The Inner Circle of Advocates, which is limited to the top 100 trial lawyers in America.

If you suffered harm as a result of using a recalled Philips CPAP device, contact our CPAP injury attorneys for a free, no-obligation consultation.