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Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, and Mechanical Ventilator Device Lawsuits 

Philips CPAP LawsuitThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Royal Philips (Philips) issued a voluntary recall notification for certain Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and mechanical ventilator devices. The recall is related to malfunctioning of the polyester-based polyurethane sound reduction component, which may present carcinogenic health risks to users.
 

Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Device Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Device Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Device Lawyers at our law firm, please call 1-800-988-8005 or submit an email inquiry above.
 

What are Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Devices?

Sleep apnea is a common condition that results when the upper airway is obstructed during sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anywhere form 38 to 68 percent of adults over 60 years old suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep therapy machines, including Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and mechanical ventilators, are designed to provide a constant stream of airway pressure to a patient’s throat during sleep. The device is used to treat pauses in breathing for individuals who have difficulty breathing as a result of sleep apnea.  Philips’ various sleep therapy machines provide different levels of air pressure to sleep apnea patients.
 

What is Happening with Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Devices?

The FDA alerted consumers that Philips has recalled several of its sleep apnea machines after reports of degradation of the foam component in its devices. The foam may deteriorate into particles that are ingested by the user or that release chemical emissions. Exposure to these potentially toxic emissions may increase the risk of cancer.

While no reports of deaths have been associated with the recalled Philips devices, consumers have reported becoming ill from black debris that becomes lodged in the air path tube. In addition, exposure to the foam may pose health risks including headache, inflammation and other toxic side effects.

The recall affects three to four million Philips devices with over half of the machines sold domestically. Nearly 80% of the affected machines are CPAP machines. Consumers who use one of the affected products are advised to discontinue use and consult their physicians for alternative treatment regimens. Philips reports that it is working to find a replacement for the foam component.

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/philips-issues-recall-notification-mitigate-potential-health-risks-related-sound-abatement-foam?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/philips-recalls-ventilators-sleep-apnea-machines-due-health-risks-n1270725
 

Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Device Side Effects and Complications

Complications of Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Devices include:

  • Headache;
  • Irritation;
  • Inflammation;
  • Sudden respiratory distress and failure;
  • Kidney damage/failure/disease;
  • Liver damage/failure/disease;
  • Heart failure;
  • Heart attack;
  • Stroke;
  • Leukemia;
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
  • Multiple Myeloma;
  • Breast cancer;
  • Lymphatic cancer;
  • Nasal cancer;
  • Brain cancer;
  • Prostate cancer;
  • Bladder cancer;
  • Testicular cancer;
  • Stomach cancer;
  • Hematopoietic cancer;
  • Rectal cancer;
  • Papillary carcinoma; and
  • Thyroid cancer.

 

Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Device Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Device Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Device cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Bi-Level PAP, CPAP and Mechanical Ventilator Device Lawyers at our law firm, please call 1-800-988-8005 or submit an email inquiry above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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