Phillips CPAP, BiPAP, & Mechanical Ventilator Recall

Mechanical VentilatorEffective June 14, 2021, Phillips Respironics initiated a voluntary recall for specific Phillips Respironics models of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. Phillips stated that the recall is “to ensure patient safety in consultation with regulatory agencies.” Of the three to four million recalled devices, approximately 80% are CPAP devices commonly used for sleep apnea. If you or a loved one previously used one of the recalled machines and sustained injuries or illnesses, you may be eligible for a monetary settlement. Contact the CPAP, BiPAP & mechanical ventilator injury attorneys Hollis, Wright & Clay, PC today for a free review and consultation.

The recalled devices include all devices manufactured before April 26, 2021 and include the following models:

  • A-Series BiPAP A30® and Hybrid A30®
  • A-Series BiPAP A40®
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto®
  • C-Series ASV®
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS®
  • Dorma 400®
  • Dorma 500®
  • DreamStation®
  • DreamStation ASV®
  • DreamStation Go®
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS®
  • E30®
  • Garbin Plus®, Aeris®, LifeVent®
  • OmniLab Advanced+®
  • REMstar SE Auto®
  • SystemOne ASV4®
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)®
  • Trilogy 100®
  • Trilogy 200®

The recall addresses potential health risks, including cancer, related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in the above devices. If you or someone you love has experienced any respiratory health issues you think may be linked to one of these devices, please contact us as soon as possible at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or through the form to the right for a free and confidential consultation regarding your claim. The Phillips Respironics device recall attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. have a proven track record of holding companies accountable for placing dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices on the market.

Hollis Wright & Clay, PC Mass Tort Department

Hollis, Wright & Clay, PC has a dedicated mass tort department that exclusively represents injured victims on a national level against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Our team of mass tort attorneys, paralegals & investigators have decades of experience investigating these types of claims, reviewing the injured victims’ medical records and filing lawsuits for individuals and families hurt and/or damaged by defective drugs and medical devices, like the CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilator machines. The Hollis, Wright & Clay, PC mass tort team has successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of literally thousands of individuals that have been injured or killed by bad prescription drugs and defective medical device systems and implants.

Health Risks of Phillips Sleep Apnea and Other Respironics Devices

Phillips Respironics received complaints regarding black debris in the airpath circuit of the mechanical ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP devices. There is the potential the recalled devices could cause cancer and have been linked to other health issues. Health issues to be aware of that could be linked to Phillips devices include:

  • Sinus infection,
  • Cough and chest pressure,
  • Headaches and dizziness,
  • Damage to kidney, liver, or lungs,
  • Cancer (kidney, liver, lungs etc.),
  • Upper respiratory and airway infections.

The health risk originates with the sound-reducing polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in the Phillips devices. The material degrades into black particles that can either enter the airways or be swallowed. This presents the risk of being exposed to and inhaling dangerous and potentially carcinogenic chemicals. The inherent risk of the material can be exacerbated by the use of various unapproved cleaning methods and/or using the machines in high-heat and high-humidity environments.

There are a number of different types of cancers that could be caused by the release of these bacterial particles. The list includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Breast cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Lymphatic cancer (including non-Hodgkin's)
  • Leukemia
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Hematopoietic cancer (immune cell)
  • Lung cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Nasal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Papillary carcinoma
Trust the Phillips Respironics Device Recall Attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C.

If you or a loved one has used a Phillips CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machine and have been diagnosed with kidney, lung, or liver disease or cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us for a free and confidential consultation at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or through the form to the right. The trusted attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. are experienced and well-equipped to hold Phillips Respironics responsible for placing unsafe CPAP, BiPAP and/or mechanical ventilators into the marketplace.

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