Philips Respironics CPAP
On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics announced recalls of certain CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and mechanical ventilator machines. The devices in question were made before April 26, 2021. The machines treat conditions like sleep apnea and help with breathing by opening the airways. Experts have found that the polyester (PE-PUR) based foam meant to reduce noise and vibration can break down and release chemicals into the airways of the user. Small, black particles inside the air tubes of the machine indicate that breakdown has occurred.
Many users have reported this black debris inside their tubes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into similar reports from 2009-2021. Symptoms of exposure include headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, chest pressure, and symptoms like a sinus infection. Long-term exposure to these particles can lead to cancer and organ failure, especially in the lungs, kidneys, and liver. The recall notice from Philips lists the models affected. Recent investigations show that Philips knew about the health risks years ago but failed to advise their patients of the risks until April 2021 and did not recall the machines until June.Do You Feel That You or a Loved One Have Been Injured as a Result of a Defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or Another Mechanical Ventilator Device?
Neumann Law Group is evaluating claims involving those who have been injured by Philips CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and mechanical ventilator devices. It takes a significant amount of skill and expertise to bring claims against large corporations such as Philips. To receive the most compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you should be represented by strong and aggressive attorneys.
If you or someone you love used one of these devices between 2009-2021 and have experienced any of the injuries described, the Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City defective medical device lawyers at Neumann Law Group may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We represent injured consumers in Petoskey, Warren, Holland, Midland, Muskegon, Saginaw, Wyoming, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Flint, Ann Arbor, and communities throughout the Upper Peninsula, as well as in New York, California, and Massachusetts. Contact us at 800-525-NEUMANN to discuss your potential case or contact us online. We are here for you.