Philips CPAP Complications? What You Need to Know About the Philips CPAP Machines

Tue 28 Jun, 2022 Product Liability

CPAP machines were developed with good intentions for a noble purpose: to help people get a good night’s sleep. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes a person’s airways to become blocked while they sleep. According to sleepapnea.org, over 30 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. What’s most alarming is that many people are unaware that they have this condition, and therefore a large number of people go undiagnosed. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems including high blood pressure and heart conditions. 

Even though there are other treatments available for sleep apnea, the most common and reliable treatment is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines. CPAP users wear a mask attached to a tube that provides a continuous stream of air to keep airways open during sleep. It is estimated that more than 8 million Americans use CPAP machines.

About the Philips CPAP Recall

On June 14, 2021, Philips announced that it would recall 16 different models of CPAP machine because the foam (polyester-based polyurethane [(PE-PUR)] foam) used in the CPAP machines to reduce noise and vibrations can disintegrate over time, releasing dangerous particles and gasses that may be ingested, causing cancer and other severe illnesses. If you’ve developed cancer or another serious illness after using a CPAP machine, Hendler Flores Law can help. We have decades of experience helping people who have been harmed by dangerous medications and defective products

As of this writing, all of Philips Respironics’ CPAP machines manufactured between January 1, 2009, and April 26, 2021, have been recalled for potential health risks. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed across the country to hold the company accountable and seek compensation for health problems. The CPAP Lawyers at Hendler Flores Law are currently reviewing dozens of CPAP cases.

How Can Hendler Flores Law Help Me if I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Serious Illness After Using a CPAP?

If you or a loved one have developed a medical complication from using a Philips CPAP machine, contact a Philips CPAP lawyer at Hendler Flores Law to learn about your legal rights. You have the right to hold the manufacturer accountable for their misconduct and get compensated for your injury. It’s important for you to be able to afford good medical care and make up for any lost income that has resulted from your illness. 

Some of the evidence presented in the early CPAP lawsuits has recently been released. This evidence confirms that Philips was aware as early as 2018 that the foam it was using in its CPAP machines could degrade and be inhaled by users, potentially causing serious health problems. In April 2018, one of Philips’ product engineers contacted the foam supplier by email indicating that customers were complaining they were finding foam particles in the tubes of the machines when cleaning out the devices. Despite knowing about this problem, Philips waited another 3 years to initiate the safety recall of its CPAP devices.  

Contact a Philips CPAP Lawyer As Soon as Possible

There are time limits for filing a lawsuit, so if you think you have a case, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll listen to your story, review the details of your case and develop a legal strategy based on your needs and interests. There is no cost, risk, or obligation to call us for a free consultation. Contact us today via email at info@hendlerlaw.com or call 1-800.443.6353. Your story matters. Let us help you tell it. 

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