Philips Hit with Lawsuit Alleging Injuries Caused by Recalled CPAP Device
Nine plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in September 2021 alleging toxic foam in Philips CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines caused them to develop life threatening injuries such as cancer and organ failure. Plaintiffs allege that their injuries were caused by toxic chemicals released when the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam degraded inside the device.
In June 2021, Philips issued a recall notification for millions of their CPAP devices over concerns of possible risks to users related to the sound abatement foam. Many of the affected machines and ventilators are in Philips’ first-generation DreamStation product family.
Many individuals rely on these ventilators to provide mechanical, life-sustaining breathing assistance when sleeping. The new lawsuit alleges the manufacturer knew for months about potential health risks associated with their devices, but failed to issue a warning.
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