Lundy Law is now accepting cases for injuries caused by the defective sleep apnea machines produced by Philips Respironics, which have been voluntarily recalled due to the potential catastrophic health risk they pose to users.
If you or someone you love uses a Philips sleep apnea device and may have been put at risk, we want to hear from you. Contact Lundy Law today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
Sleep apnea is a relatively common sleep disorder, but one that can lead to serious health complications without proper treatment. Therefore, sufferers often turn to sleep apnea machines, such as ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines, to manage their condition.
Unfortunately, one of the largest manufacturers of sleep apnea machines, Philips Respironics, has issued a recall affecting two million defective units; specifically, those manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021.
The recall was issued because the foam insulation used to reduce the noise levels of the machines has the potential to break down in the affected devices, and then be breathed in or swallowed by users.
Between reports from users and an internal investigation conducted by Philips when they became aware of the defect, users of the affected machines may suffer from a wide variety of alarming health problems as a result, including:
The full cost of this type of injury isn’t yet known, and even more serious health conditions may result. However, the existing side effects are already costing victims to require treatment, miss work, and suffer stress and pain.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilators recalled include the following models:
If you’re considering your next steps after learning of this recall, know that Lundy Law is representing those who have suffered serious harm because of the manufacturer’s negligence.
Philips recommends ceasing use of any affected CPAP or BiPAP machines, while the FDA recommends speaking to your doctor about alternate options to treat your sleep apnea. However, do not cease using a life-sustaining ventilator without first speaking to a doctor.
If you or someone you love used one of the recalled machines and have since been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed above, you may be eligible for compensation for the harm you suffered due to Philips’ negligence manufacturing of these devices.
Call 1-800-LundyLaw today to discuss what our defective product injury lawyers can do for you.
Lundy Law is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Philips Respironics or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Cases may be referred to associated law firms.