Philips CPAP Ventilator Lawyer

Philips CPAP Ventilator Lawyer

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A Philips CPAP Class Action Lawsuit has been filed in Massachusetts amidst multiple Philips product recalls on behalf of potential claimants nationwide. The lawsuit alleges that Philips was aware of problems with a toxic foam degrading and causing potential health issues in users for years but did not issue a warning to the general public until April of 2021. If you or a loved one has developed lung cancer following the use of a Philips CPAP Ventilator, you should consult a Philips CPAP Ventilator Lawyer to learn your legal rights today. You may be entitled to compensation.

Which Devices Were Recalled?

A number of medical devices have been included in separate recalls of recent. Yours may be identified as:

  • Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Trilogy 100 Continuous Ventilator
  • Trilogy 200 Continuous Ventilator
  • Garbin Plus Continuous Ventilator
  • Aeris Continuous Ventilator
  • LifeVent Continuous Ventilator
  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Support, Facility Use
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Support, Facility Use
  • A-Series BiPAP A40 Continuous Ventilator, Non-Life Supporting
  • A-Series BiPAP A30 Continuous Ventilator, Non-Life Supporting
  • V60 Plus Ventilators
  • V60 Ventilators upgraded to enable high flow therapy
  • mechanical ventilator devices.

Why Were the Phillips Respironics Ventilators Recalled?

Philips determined based on testing that there are possible risks to users related to polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam components in these devices. The risks include that the PE-PUR foam may degrade into particles that may enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user, and the foam may off-gas certain chemicals. A number of respiratory issues may result from the inhalation of the particles. Additionally, foam particles are considered carcinogenic. As a part of the recall, Philips has warned:

“These issues can result in serious injury which can be life-threatening, cause permanent impairment, and/or require medical intervention to preclude permanent impairment.”

Additionally, the V60 Plus Ventilators and V60 Ventilators upgraded to enable high flow therapy are having issues with providing reduced oxygen flow under certain situations where the system pressure reaches the default maximum limit. For more info visit: August recall.  There have been 61 reported incidents with 25 injuries known to the FDA of the V60 issues.

How Many Devices are Affected by the Recall?

To date, Philips has produced millions of Bi-Level PAP, CPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices using the PE-PUR sound abatement foam. The majority of the affected devices are in the first-generation DreamStation product family which has a 5-year useful life.

Warnings Regarding Continued/Discontinued Use

Patients who were using the BiLevel PAP and CPAP devices are advised under the recall notice to discontinue use of the device and work with their physician or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment.  Patients using the life-sustaining mechanical ventilator devices are advised under the recall that they should NOT stop or alter their prescribed therapy until they have talked to their physician. In some circumstances, the benefit of continued usage of these ventilator devices may outweigh the risks identified in the recall notification.

The FDA recommends that users register their device on the company website for updated information on their product recall: https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update

Philips Ventilator Lawsuits & Class Action

A number of Philips DreamStation and other Ventilator Lawsuits are likely to follow as more evidence comes to light in this situation. One Philips Ventilator Class Action has already been filed and others are likely to be consolidated into hat action. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Injury and Accident Lawyers, to get connected to an attorney investigating Philips CPAP Ventilator defects if you have been diagnosed with cancer or developed severe respiratory issues as a result of the use of one of these defective ventilators.

Warning: Never discontinue using any prescribed medical device without consulting your licensed physician.

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