On June 30th, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a product safety recall for Philips Respironics CPAP breathing machines. The product in question was largely marketed as the Philips DreamStation CPAP machine. You may also hear the medical device referred to as a Bilevel PAP, BiPAP, BPAP. Millions of CPAP machines were affected by the original recall.
Philips CPAP Machines Linked to a Toxic, Harmful Polyester-Based Polyurethane Foam
Unfortunately, serious health and safety questions have been raised regarding the Philips CPAP breathing machine. Specifically, the FDA’s recall notice emphasized that many patients have reportedly been exposed to a toxic and carcinogenic polyester-based polyurethane foam. Alarmingly, the polyurethane foam can harm people. It has been linked to very serious health conditions, including some that could potentially be fatal.
Toxic Foam Associated With Respiratory Disorders, Cancers, and Other Health Conditions
Medical Device Makers May Be Legally Liable for Harm Caused By Defective Products
The DreamStation CPAP breathing machine was originally designed and manufactured by a company called Respironics. Respironics is an American medical device company with main headquarters in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. In 2008, the company was wholly acquired by the Netherlands based multinational conglomerate Philips. As the owner of Respironics, Philips may be legally liable for harm caused by dangerous and defective DreamStation CPAP breathing machines.
Federal Litigation is Currently Ongoing for Philips CPAP Breathing Machines
Anyone harmed after using a Philips CPAP breathing machine lawsuit to treat their sleep apnea may have a legal claim against the company. As with other types of defective product claims, these are time-sensitive cases. If you believe that you are covered by the lawsuit, you should consult with an experienced dangerous and defective medical device attorney right away. A lawyer will be able to answer questions and advise you on the next steps to take to protect your rights and interests.
Financial Compensation May Be Available to Those Harmed by the Philips CPAP Machine
Bernheim Kelley Battista & Bliss, LLC is a full-service product liability and plaintiffs’ rights firm with the skills and legal expertise to handle defective Philips CPAP breathing machine claims. Contact the law firm today to set up a free, fully confidential initial consultation. With law offices in Florida and Massachusetts, the defective medical device lawyers at Bernheim Kelley Battista & Bliss provide local and national legal representation in defective Phillips CPAP breathing machine claims.