If you developed lung cancer or another serious medical condition after using a Philips CPAP machine, you may be entitled to a substantial cash award. Let Ankin Law help you file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
On June 14, 2021, Philips issued a nationwide recall of nearly 4 MILLION Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices after the defective machines were linked to various serious health conditions.
According to the recall notice, a polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used as a sound-abatement component in some models may degrade into particles that enter into the device’s air tube, causing users to inhale and/or ingest toxic substances that may be carcinogenic.
Additionally, the foam may off-gas chemicals which may cause cancer, lung irritation, and organ damage.
Philips indicated that the breakdown of the foam may be exacerbated by unapproved cleaning methods.
On July 22, 2021, the FDA issued an official Class 1 recall of millions of Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and in-home ventilator machines. The FDA notes that a class 1 recall is “the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.”
Numerous Philips CPAP and BiPAP breathing machines manufactured before April 26, 2021, may be affected by the recall.
If you have used a Philips CPAP or BiPAP machine or an in-home ventilator, and you developed the following medical conditions, Ankin Law can help you recover compensation by filing a Philips CPAP lawsuit.
Call 312-667-3446 to see if you qualify.