People who have used certain Philips (Philips Respironics) CPAP, APAP, or BiPAP devices and developed medical complications may be entitled to compensation.

The Recall

In June of 2021, Philips announced a recall for the following respiratory devices:

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

These devices used a polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam to help with noise reduction. Unfortunately, when this foam disintegrates, it outgasses particulates and toxic compounds into patients’ airways and digestive tracts. Other factors, such as storage, high humidity, and certain cleaning methods, can aggravate the degradation of the foam. Philips failed to include health warnings in the user manuals for the first-generation of the DreamStation family of devices.

The Injuries

Patients may face disabling and life-threatening injuries.

Cancers

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hematopoietic Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Papillary Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Soft Palate Cancer
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer

Respiratory Illness

  • Acute Respiratory Distress System  (ARDS)
  • Lung damage/disease
  • New asthma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Respiratory failure
  • Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)

Other Injuries

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Liver damage/disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Severe ear, eye, nose, throat, sinus, oral cavity injury, including nodules, cysts, and tumors

If you believe you may have been injured after using a recalled Philips CPAP, APAP, or BIPAP device, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Call Brown & Crouppen at 800-536-4357 for your free legal consultation, or save time with our online form.

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