Philips CPAP Lawsuit
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is representing people who have been injured by the use of specific Philips Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and mechanical ventilator devices.
According to Philips
Philips issues a voluntary recall notification to mitigate potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam component in certain sleep and respiratory care devices. Various Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices are discussed.
Philips has produced millions of Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and mechanical ventilator devices using the PE-PUR sound abatement foam. Despite a low complaint rate (0.03% in 2020), Philips determined based on testing that there are possible risks to users related to this type of foam. The risks include that the PE-PUR foam may degrade into particles which may enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user, and the foam may off-gas certain chemicals. The foam degradation may be exacerbated by use of unapproved cleaning methods, such as ozone, and high heat and high humidity environments may also contribute to foam degradation.
Philips website states: “We deeply regret any concern and inconvenience that patients using the affected devices will experience because of the proactive measures we are announcing today to ensure patient safety,” said Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. “In consultation with the relevant regulatory agencies and in close collaboration with our customers and partners, we are working hard towards a resolution, which includes the deployment of the updated instructions for use and a comprehensive repair and replacement program for the affected devices. Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do at Philips.”
Possible Health Risks from Philips CPAP machine
The potential risks of particulate exposure include headache, irritation, inflammation, respiratory issues, and possible toxic and carcinogenic effects. The potential risks of chemical exposure due to off-gassing include headache, irritation, hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting, and possible toxic and carcinogenic effects. Philips has received no reports regarding patient impact related to chemical emissions.
Can I Be Compensated By Philips?
If you or a loved one were using any of the Philips CPAP machines and experienced lung damage or cancer, we will be fight for your deserved compensation for any of the following:
- Past and future medical expenses to treat your injuries.
- Past and future pain and suffering that results from your injuries, both from a physical and mental standpoint.
- Wage loss, if any.
- Other economic losses experienced because of your injuries.
- Punitive damages, if appropriate.
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