CPAP Injury and Recall Lawyer
CPAP Machine Replacement ad Recall Cases: Los Angeles & Nationwide
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are devices prescribed to patients to help them breathe better while sleeping. CPAP machines are meant to protect against brain damage, suffocation, and discomfort caused by breathing disorders such as sleep apnea. Unfortunately, there’s been a massive effort over the last year to recall a number of CPAPs manufactured by Philips Respironics, one of the leading providers of CPAP machines in the country. Philips has issued multiple recalls and faced admonishment from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for poor handling of its defective CPAP machines, BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) devices, and mechanical ventilators.
If you have a Philips CPAP, BiPAP, ventilator, or any other breathing assistance machine and you suspect that you have suffered an injury due to a defect in the device, see a doctor immediately and call an experienced defective product lawyer for advice and assistance. The CPAP recall attorney at Morris Law Firm will help you get the medical care you need and the justice you deserve for the harm you have suffered.
The Dangers Posed by Faulty CPAP Machines
Thousands of users of the Philips CPAPs, BiPAPs, and ventilators have complained that the company’s devices are designed and manufactured in such a way as to cause severe harm to patients hooked up to the machines. The devices are manufactured with polyester-based polyurethane foam meant to dampen sound and vibration. According to the claims against the company, that foam tends to break down over time, releasing small pieces of foam and gassing off invisible chemicals into the machine. Those particles are then inhaled or ingested by the patient, which can cause serious injury, cancer, and even death. The risks are even greater in certain climates or when the machines are cleaned using certain ultraviolet or ozone cleaning methods.
Several lawsuits have been filed against Philips, many of which have been combined into a multi-district litigation class action. If you believe you may have a claim based on a faulty CPAP, BiPAP or ventilator, talk to an experienced device defect lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights.
FDA Scolds Philips for Half-Hearted Recall
As if selling defective medical products weren’t problematic enough, Philips has been admonished by the FDA for failing to properly recall its breathing devices the first time around upon discovering the dangerous defects. The FDA “expressed concern that it is likely a significant portion of patients and consumers using the recalled products are unaware of the health risks presented by those products.”
Although the products were originally recalled in June 2021, the FDA found that doctors, device suppliers, and patients were not properly informed about the recall or the dangers posed by the devices. After receiving many complaints, in March 2022 the FDA issued a notification ordering Philips to re-double its recall efforts and notifications concerning the recall process.
For any patients harmed after Philips discovered the dangers posed by its products but before the company issued a proper recall, those patients may be entitled to substantial damages. If Philips acted in bad faith and deliberately downplayed the recall, leaving thousands of patients around the country at unknowing risk of injury, Philips might be subject to punitive damages as well. Talk to an experienced medical device defect lawyer about your claims to find out how to maximize your damages.
Recalled CPAPs and Other Breathing Assistance Devices
To date, the following products from Philips Respironics have been subject to recall:
- A-Series BiPAP A30
- A-Series BiPAP A40 ventilator
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto ventilator
- C-Series ASV ventilator
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation Go
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent ventilator
- OmniLab Advanced+
- REMstar SE Auto
- SystemOne ASV4
- SystemOne Q-Series
- Trilogy 100 ventilator
- Trilogy 200 ventilator
Morris Law Firm is Here to Investigate and Pursue Your Defective CPAP Injury Claim Defect Claims
If you have suffered a personal injury or experienced adverse effects as a result of a defective CPAP machine or another faulty medical device, contact our office to discuss your legal options. We serve clients nationwide and offer free consultations with no obligation. Morris Law Firm will fight on your behalf to see that justice is served.