Philips May Have Known About CPAP Machine Problems Well Before Recall
Last summer, a huge recall impacting millions of CPAP breathing machines left many consumers fearful for their lives. Certain Philips Respironics’ CPAP, BiPAP and ventilator machines used to help patients breathe while sleeping were suddenly recalled from the market. The sleep apnea devices contain a polyester-based polyurethane foam (PE-PUR) that quiets the vibration noises when the machine is in use. The foam can break down over time, and as it degrades, tiny particles and potentially carcinogenic gases may be released into the machine that may cause harm if inhaled or ingested. The toxic particles and gases may contribute to adverse health conditions, such as respiratory disease, liver failure, and certain cancers.
Consumers are now questioning whether Philips knew of the faulty foam well before issuing the recall. According to an investigation by the FDA, Philips may have known about the problem for years. Lawsuits filed by patients claim that Philips knew of the health risks PE-PUR foam had, but did not warn consumers.
Am I Eligible to File a Philips CPAP Lawsuit?
If you believe your cancer diagnosis, respiratory disease or other injury was a result of using a recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP or mechanical ventilator, call the experienced attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer today at (888) 984-7988 for a confidential consultation. It’s not too late to investigate your potential claim.