What is Ventilator – CPAP – BiPAP Cancer & Respiratory Disease Litigation?
If you regularly used a PHILIPS® Ventilator and developed a respiratory disease or certain cancers, you may be entitled to financial compensation.Importantly, users of recalled Ventilators, CPAP and BiPAP devices have been advised to stop using the recalled devices immediately and talk to their health care provider about treatment alternatives. A Class 1 Recall is the most serious and urgent of the FDA’s recalls.
On June 30th, 2021, the FDA alerted those using certain Philips® Respironics Ventilators – BiPAP – and CPAP machines manufactured between 2009 and April 2021 of potential health risks associated with the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound reduction foam. The PE-PUR foam can break down and possibly enter the device’s air corridor. Should this occur, black debris from the PE-PUR foam and/or certain potentially cancer-causing substances released into the device’s air corridor can be inhaled or swallowed by the persons using the device.
If you regularly used a PHILIPS® Ventilator and developed a respiratory disease or certain cancers, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Which Philips® devices have been recalled?
To date, the recall includes the following Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use E30 CPAP and BiPAP Devices manufactured between 2009 and April 2021:
Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- SystemOne ASV4
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced+
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
- DreamStation Go
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- REMstar SE Auto
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
Note: The newly launched DreamStation 2 has NOT been recalled; it is not affected by the presence of PE-PUR. The A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 is recalled, but is not marketed in the U.S.
What health conditions are related to the Philips® Recall?
In addition to cancer, exposure to polyurethane foam gases may be linked to Respiratory Disease.
Lundy LLP is a personal injury law firm representing Philips® Ventilators, BiPAP and CPAP users in the U.S. We are investigating cases where the patient used one (or more) of the recalled Philips® devices and was diagnosed with one or more of the relevant health conditions.
We are bringing lawsuits to help victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.