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CPAP, BiPAP & Ventilator Recall

Weintraub Law is representing clients who have been exposed to Philips CPAP/BiPAP/Ventilator Machines in lawsuits alleging that the manufacturer failed to warn them of dangerous risks associated with the device.

Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPAP & Ventilator Recall

On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a Class I recall of numerous CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines due to serious potential health concerns including the risk of cancer and respiratory complications. A Class I recall is the most significant and urgent type of FDA recall which pertains to defective products that can lead to serious injury or death.

 

In the recall notice, Philips Respironics warned that the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used to reduce sound and vibration within the ventilation machines may break down and potentially enter the device’s air pathway. When this occurs, toxic chemicals and debris emanating from the foam may be inhaled or swallowed by the patient causing serious injury.

Recalled Philips Respironics CPAP/BiPAP/Ventilator Machines

Philips Respironics’ Class 1 recall affects the following CPAP, BiPAP and ventilator machines manufactured prior to April 26, 2021:

A-Series BiPAP A30
A-Series BiPAP A40
A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
A-Series BiPAP V30
A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
C-Series ASV
C-Series S/T
C-Series AVAPS
Dorma 400 CPAP
Dorma 500 CPAP
DreamStation ASV
DreamStation Auto CPAP
DreamStation AVAPS
DreamStation BiPAP
DreamStation CPAP
DreamStation ST
DreamStation GO APAP
DreamStation GO CPAP
E30 Continuous Ventilator
Garbin Aeris Ventilator
Garbin LifeVent Ventilator
Garbin Plus Ventilator
OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
REMStar SE Auto CPAP
SystemOne ASV4
SystemOne Q Series
Trilogy 100 Ventilator
Trilogy 200 Ventilator
The above ventilation machines were distributed by Philips Respironics in the U.S. from November 5, 2005 to April 23, 2021.

Please note that the above list may be updated if the recall notification is expanded to include additional devices or as new information is learned during the course of litigation.

Complications

PE-PUR foam degradation can result in serious injury, which can be life-threatening, including cancer and respiratory conditions. The potential health risks from exposure to particulate debris or toxic chemicals released into the device’s air pathway from the PE-PUR foam can include:

 

  • Lung cancer or damage

  • Kidney cancer or failure

  • Liver cancer or failure

  • Colon cancer

  • Heart attack or heart failure

  • Stroke

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Respiratory distress or failure

  • Hypoxia (a lack of oxygen)

  • New or worsening asthma

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Irritation to the skin, eye, or respiratory tract

  • Headache

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Dizziness


If you were exposed Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPAP & Ventilator and think you may be affected but are not sure, call (504) 656-6280 today to speak with one of our defective medical device attorneys and learn if you qualify for compensation. We are happy to answer your questions free of charge.

Filing a Lawsuit

As a national firm experienced in representing clients injured by defective devices, Weintraub Law is prepared to file appropriate lawsuits on behalf of patients who have been exposed to the Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPAP & Ventilator.

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