Compensation for CPAP Victims Who Suffered Cancer and Other Serious Injuries

People who rely on Philips Respironics CPAP and BiPAP machines or ventilators for breathing assistance may be at risk for cancer and other serious or potentially life-threatening side effects due to allegedly defective sound abatement foam used in the devices, which could release black debris or certain chemicals into the devices’ airpath circuit.

Recalled Philips CPAP/BiPAP Devices

The recall includes Phillips devices that were manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021:

  • Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • Noncontinuous Ventilator
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation Go
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • REMstar SE Auto
  • Continuous Ventilator
  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
  • Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use
  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in US)
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
  • Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
  • A-Series BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP A30

Injuries Linked to Philips CPAP/BiPAP Recall

"Hundreds of thousands of complaints from users of Philips Respironics’ breathing assistance devices have been inadequately addressed by the firm, according to recent information released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "

The potential risks of swallowing or inhaling black debris from the PE-PUR sound abatement foam include:

• Skin, eye, or respiratory tract irritation
• Inflammatory response
• Asthma
• Headache
• Adverse effects to kidneys, liver, and other organs
• Carcinogenic effects

The potential risks of chemical exposure due to off-gassing from the foam include:

• Headache
• Dizziness
• Eyes, nose, skin, or respiratory tract irritation
• Hypersensitivity
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Toxic and carcinogenic effects

Cancers we are investigating include:

• Bladder Cancer
• Brain Cancer
• Breast Cancer
• Hematopoietic (Blood) Cancer
• Kidney Cancer
• Leukemia
• Liver Cancer
• Lung Cancer
• Lymphatic Cancer
• Multiple Myeloma
• Nasal Cancer
• Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
• Papillary Carcinoma
• Prostate Cancer
• Rectal Cancer
• Stomach Cancer
• Testicular Cancer
• Thyroid Cancer

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Significant Compensation May be Available for Individuals Who Suffered Cancer or Other Serious Injuries or Illnesses Following Use of a Recalled Philips CPAP or BiPAP Device.

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