Philips Recall Leads to More Lawsuits; Users Frustrated

man using a CPAP or Bi-PAP machine in bed

As lawsuits mount against Philips concerning its CPAP and Bi-PAP breathing machines, a new lawsuit filed by a Missouri woman claims that her kidney cancer was caused by her defective CPAP machine.

Many CPAP and Bi-PAP machines and mechanical ventilators manufactured by Philips are equipped with a polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam designed to drown out the vibration noises of the machines. In a June 2021 recall issued by Philips, the company cites that the foam—primarily used in the in the first-generation DreamStation product family—“may degrade into particles which may enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user, and the foam may off-gas certain chemicals.”

Since the recall, consumers that rely on these machines to manage sleep apnea are searching for answers, should they continue to use the machine and risk injury or discontinue use and risk death? “It’s really frustrating and scary,” said one consumer of her and her husband’s device use, “If we don’t use it, will either one of us not wake up in the morning?”

Do You Have a Valid Philips CPAP/Bi-PAP Claim?

If you or a loved one used any of the following Philips PAP models for at least one year and experienced any of the above conditions, call our law firm at (888) 984-7988 for a free consultation:

  • DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, and BiPAP
  • DreamStation Go CPAP and APAP
  • Dorma 400 and 500 CPAP
  • REMStar SE Auto CPAP
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