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What CPAP and BiPAP Devices Have Been Recalled?

Defective Philips Respironics CPAP machine recall

Attorneys Representing Victims of Injuries Caused by Recalled Sleep Apnea Treatment Systems

Patients assume that devices that have been approved for medical use are safe, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. This was made clear recently when a manufacturer of CPAP and BiPAP machines issued a recall of around four million products. People throughout the United States use these devices every night to treat sleep apnea, and defective devices may have caused these patients to suffer injuries or experience serious health issues. Those who have used recalled devices may be able to take legal action against the manufacturer to recover compensation for their injuries and damages.

If you have used a CPAP or BiPAP machine that has been recalled, our attorneys can advise you of your legal options. We will help you gather the necessary documentation and evidence to show that you have experienced adverse effects, and we will work to ensure that you will be fully compensated for the damages you have suffered. We will help you determine whether and how you can join class-action lawsuits and multi-district litigation or whether you have other options for pursuing compensation.

Recalls of Philips Respironics Devices

In June of 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall of a large number of CPAP and BiPAP devices. These devices used a polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam meant to reduce vibration and allow the devices to operate more quietly. However, this foam has been found to break down, increasing the likelihood that the machines' users would breathe in or swallow debris. Exposure to foam particles or chemicals may have caused users to suffer multiple types of serious or life-threatening injuries that could result in permanent disabilities.

The recall involves multiple types of devices that were manufactured between 2009 and June 2021, including CPAP and BiPAP machines meant for personal use, as well as ventilators used at hospitals or other medical facilities. The following CPAP and BiPAP devices were recalled:

  • Non-life supporting continuous ventilators:
    • DreamStation ASV
    • DreamStation AVAPS
    • DreamStation ST
    • C-Series ASV
    • C-Series AVAPS
    • C-Series S/T
    • SystemOne ASV4
    • OmniLab Advanced+
  • Noncontinuous ventilators:
    • DreamStation CPAP
    • DreamStation Auto CPAP
    • DreamStation BiPAP
    • DreamStation Go CPAP
    • DreamStation Go APAP
    • SystemOne Q Series
    • REMstar SE Auto CPAP
    • Dorma 400 CPAP
    • Dorma 500 CPAP
  • Continuous ventilators used by medical facilities for minimum ventilatory support:
    • E30, which had been authorized for emergency use

In addition, the following ventilator devices were recalled:

  • Continuous ventilators:
    • Trilogy 100
    • Trilogy 200
    • Garbin Plus
    • Aeris
    • LifeVent
  • Non-life supporting continuous ventilators:
    • A-Series BiPAP A30
    • A-Series BiPAP A
  • Continuous ventilators used by medical facilities for minimum ventilatory support:
    • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
    • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that patients who use CPAP or BiPAP machines that have been recalled consult with their healthcare providers to determine how they can receive the necessary treatment for sleep apnea or other related conditions. A provider may recommend that a person stop using a recalled device, use another similar CPAP or BiPAP device, use alternative sleep apnea treatments such as oral appliances, or pursue other forms of therapy, such as losing weight or quitting smoking. In rare cases, a provider may recommend that a person continue to use a recalled device if the benefits of doing so outweigh the potential risks of injury.

Contact Our CPAP Recall Attorneys

The recalled CPAP and BiPAP machines have been on the market for over a decade, and they have been used by millions of patients. If you have used one of these devices, you will want to understand how this may have affected your health, and you may be able to pursue compensation from the manufacturer for the damages you have suffered. Our lawyers can advise you of the best approach to take in these cases, and we will work to ensure that you will be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.

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