Recently, the FDA reviewed and concurred that the Philips’ CPAP machines produced between the years of 2009-2021 should be on recall status. Philips Respironics willingly alerted people that those who have purchased a Philips ventilator, BiPAP or CPAP machine should check the machine’s serial number and device name as it was found to cause potential health risks. If you or someone you know has been affected by the use of a Philips BiPAP, CPAP of ventilator, contact our Greenville SC attorneys to see if we can help you pursue financial compensation.
Philips CPAP, BiPAP & Ventilator FAQ:
What is a CPAP machine?
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure and the machine itself was designed to help treat sleep apnea disorders. A CPAP machine sends a steady flow of oxygen into your nose and mouth as you sleep to help keep airways open.
What is a BiPAP machine?
A BiPAP or BPAP machine is similar to CPAP, but is a non-invasive form of ventilation. The BPAP machine is smaller than a CPAP and features a tube and mask that is worn over your nose and mouth to create an oxygen flow.
Were CPAP machines used to treat COVID-19 patients?
Though not 100% confirmed that these specific Philips ventilators were used, CPAP machines were identified as a way to help treat COVID patients for those who needed invasive ventilation to help them breathe.
Why are Philips Respironics machines being recalled?
Some Philips CPAP and BPAP machines are being recalled over concerns that people are inhaling cancer-causing chemicals through foam that is embedded in the devices. The foam in each device is there to help reduce the sound and vibrations emitted by the machines.
Is there a recall on Philips DreamStation?
Several Philips DreamStation CPAP machines are being recalled within the first-generation product family. If you purchased a DreamStation 2, you’re likely not affected by the issue.
Which Philips Respironics machines have been recalled?
You can check your device number on Philips Respironics’ website or see the full FDA list here.
What do I do if my Philips CPAP has been recalled?
Anyone with a recalled device can check their device number on Philips Respironics’ website then register their affected device with the company. You are also able to call 877-907-7508 to check it’s recall status. Philips will provide an approved replacement device when they are available.
Can I sue Philips Respironics?
If you’ve used a Philips CPAP, BiPAP or ventilator device from 2009-2021, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit if you’ve developed any of the following conditions: cancer, respiratory illness, liver damage disease or liver failure.
Contact Christian & Christian Law in South Carolina
If you have developed any illnesses after the use of a Philips CPAP machine, you should contact a lawyer immediately. Our team of attorneys, located minutes from Simpsonville and Columbia SC, have a combined 100 years of experience in medical malpractice , medical device and personal injury lawsuits and have won millions of dollars for our clients. Reach out to us for a completely free case review today! We won’t take your case unless we are 100% confident that you will win.
Our South Carolina Philips CPAP recall attorneys can help you get justice if your machine was produced between the years of 2009-2021