McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, Bringing Lawsuits Against Philips Over Defective CPAP and BiPAP Machines

Illness caused by Philips Bi-Level CPAPs and Ventilators

What is the Defect Affecting CPAP, BiPAP, and Other Machines?

In June 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for select Philips Respironics ventilators, CPAPs, and BiPAPs. The list includes models from the popular DreamStation, A-Series, and Dorma lines of ventilator machines. The recall cited a defect that saw the sound abatement foam within these machines break down into airborne particles. These particles allegedly enter the machine’s airway, allowing for the user to inhale the foam particles. Consumers who are using one of the models listed here should contact their doctor right away to determine the best course of action.

What Are the Risks of Using an Affected Machine?

While consumers may not realize they are inhaling or swallowing the disintegrated foam, this defect can cause some harmful side effects. These symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Coughing
  • Respiratory irritation
  • Vomiting
  • And more

Philips Respironics has begun their own investigation into the defect in their CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines, uncovering potential carcinogenic effects.

Protecting Consumers Against Dangerous and Defective Medical Devices Nationwide

Our team of Medical Device & Pharmaceutical attorneys is hard at work building a case to help harmed consumers attain justice for this alleged gross oversight.

If you believe you have been harmed by a defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator, contact us today or call (909) 345-8110 to schedule your free, confidential consultation!

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