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Recalled CPAP Machines Linked to Serious Illnesses

We Can Help You Seek Compensation
for Your Injuries and Losses

What CPAP & BiPAP
Devices Were Recalled?

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Attorneys Helping Users of Defective CPAP Devices Recover Compensation for Injuries and Health Issues

Philips Respironics has recalled devices used by millions of people to treat sleep apnea. These machines were manufactured from 2009 to June 2021, and they include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) devices used by people in their homes on a daily basis, as well as CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices used by hospitals and medical facilities.

Non-Life Supporting
Continuous Ventilators

DreamStation ASV
DreamStation ST, AVAPS
SystemOne ASV4

Non-Continuous
Ventilators

SystemOne Q Series
DreamStation CPAP, BiPap
DreamStation GO CPAP, APAP

Mechanical Continuous
Ventilators

Trilogy 100
Trilogy 200
Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent

What Injuries Can Be Caused by CPAP and BiPAP Devices?

The recalled devices used polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam to reduce noise and minimize vibration. As this foam degraded over the time that a device was used, a person may have been exposed to microscopic particles and harmful chemicals. The inhalation of these substances can cause lung injuries and chronic lung disease, including acute inhalation injuries, pneumonia, emphysema, bronchitis, or COPD. The toxic substances used in these machines have been linked to heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, strokes, chronic headaches, and skin irritation. In addition, inhalation or exposure to harmful chemicals in PE-PUR foam may lead to multiple forms of cancer.

What Types of Compensation Could I Collect?

Victims may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, disability, wrongful death, or birth defects resulting from the use of a defective device during a mother's pregnancy.

What Is the Current Status of CPAP and BiPAP Litigation?

Following the announcement of the recall, several lawsuits have been filed by users of these devices. Some of these plaintiffs have made claims of consumer fraud and are seeking to recover compensation for the costs of replacing recalled CPAP and BiPAP devices. These plaintiffs have asked courts to certify a Class-Action for these claims. These cases are currently in the early phases of litigation, and users of the recalled devices who have suffered injuries may soon be looking to pursue product liability lawsuits individually or through consolidated Multi-District Litigation.

What Should I Know About Class-Action Lawsuits and Multi-District Litigation?

A Class-Action lawsuit allows multiple plaintiffs to pursue a single claim against a defendant. Since the plaintiffs' claims are based on similar facts, pursuing a single case is often more efficient than pursuing multiple individual cases. When multiple individual lawsuits are filed in Federal Courts in different parts of the country, cases may be consolidated before a single Judge ad Court as designated by the Multi-District Litigation Panel, allowing for the gathering of evidence that is relevant to all of the individual claims and resolution of common issues.

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