Many Philips CPAP machines have been recalled, but that doesn’t mean they are now off the market. Currently, there is a robust repair and replacement program in place, but this may take up to a year to complete. People who use CPAP machines may have serious side effects if they don’t use one.
It would be impossible to remove CPAPs completely from the market, as there are currently not a lot of viable alternatives. You should speak to your doctor to see what you can do.
If you think you may have a case for a lawsuit against Philips, Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers could help. Your attorney will provide you with legal advice and get your claim started. We can give you information about recalled Philips CPAP machines.
Which CPAP Machines Are Affected By the Recall?
Philips Respironics recalled many CPAPs and other ventilator machines in June of 2021. Following the voluntary June recall, the machines were recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CPAP machines from Philips Respironics have been shown to cause many adverse effects to their users.
Philips Respironics has estimated that over three million devices may be affected by their recall. The recalled devices are listed below.
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C Series ASV S/T, AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
- SystemOne Q series
- DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
- Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
- REMStar SE Auto CPAP
- Trilogy 100 Ventilator
- Trilogy 200 Ventilator
- Garbin Plus, Aeris LifeVent Ventilator
- A Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator
If you are not sure if your CPAP machine has been recalled, you can secure a complete list of the recalled products from the FDA. If you have used one of the products listed above, you may be entitled to compensation.
The above machines all use polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR foam) to make the machine less noisy. The section below will address PE-PUR foam and its usage in Philips CPAP machines.
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What Is PE-PUR Foam, and Why Is It Potentially Dangerous?
PE-PUR foam is used as a liner to decrease the sound and vibration in CPAP and ventilator machines. When whole and solid, this foam is generally harmless. However, in the case of Philips CPAP machines, when the foam breaks down, it can release small particles and gases. If inhaled or ingested, many negative health issues can occur.
PE-PUR foam does not show any visible sign as it breaks down and releases these harmful particles and chemicals. The FDA has indicated that inhaling PE-PUR foam can cause dizziness, headaches, vomiting, and more. In basic terms, the PE-PUR foam used to line CPAPs, and other ventilator devices is the root cause for the medical issues users have experienced.
Our law firm could fight for you if you have experienced any of these symptoms while using a Philips CPAP machine.
What Medical Problems Can Be Caused By CPAP Machines?
Carcinogenic effects on the kidney and liver are among the symptoms of exposure to PE-PUR. However, cancer is only one of the many serious side effects caused by these CPAP machines. Philips machines have been linked with a whole range of other medical issues.
CPAP machines have been linked with breathing difficulties, including respiratory failure and lung damage. In some cases, device users experience asthma symptoms and eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation and inflammation.
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What Should I Do After Determining That My CPAP Is Defective?
You should only confirm that your CPAP is defective by speaking with your doctor. Your doctor might determine that it is healthier for you to continue using the machine than give it up.
Then, determine whether you should stop using the machine. Make sure you register your machine with Philips Respironics. The company has not taken their CPAPs off the market. However, you could get your machine repaired or replaced by Philips, so the foam no longer poses a threat.
Then, begin gathering evidence of your losses or record them so your lawyer can gather the evidence for you. This evidence could include:
- Medical records
- Testimony from your loved ones
- Pay stubs
- Pictures of your device
Could I Get My Money Back for My Philips CPAP?
Yes, you could get your money back for your CPAP or ventilator machine. However, you must have purchased your machine within the last 30 days and have proof of purchase. You can log in to your MyPhilips account and begin the return process.
You could also file a lawsuit if the recall directly affected you.
Filing a Legal Claim Can Bring You Closure, Justice, and Compensation
The idea of taking on a large company like Philips might be intimidating. However, you are not alone in this fight; you have your legal representative by your side. Your lawyer can negotiate a fair outcome that allows you to pay for your related medical expenses and more.
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Can Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Help Me?
We are a personal injury and accident law firm. Our attorneys are familiar with the legalities and procedures this kind of case requires. The focus for our staff is making sure that you get adequate compensation for your hardship.
You could file a lawsuit if you or a family member has been affected by the Philips Respironics product recall. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has secured millions for our clients. Your lawyer’s experience and knowledge can help you get what you deserve. Our team offers free consultations to prospective clients.
While the CPAP has not been taken off the market, defective model owners can take action.
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A large amount of Philips Respironics CPAP machines has been recalled. These products have been shown to cause various serious health problems. The breakdown of the PE-PUR foam used to quiet the devices causes the danger.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury from using a Philips CPAP machine, get your free consultation with our personal injury and accident law firm. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will help you get the information you need to move forward with your defective product case. Dial (855) 529-0269 today.
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