Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit: Breathing Devices Linked to Cancer, Lung Damage

Last Updated on May 3, 2024

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone who owns a CPAP, BiPAP or mechanical ventilator device subject to Philips’ June 2021 recall over potential health risks associated with the machines’ foam component.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with have filed a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that Philips knew well before the recall about the risks associated with these devices and that consumers are now on the hook for the thousands of dollars needed to replace their machines. The attorneys want to speak to additional users of the recalled devices to help strengthen their case.
What Health Problems Have Been Linked to the Devices?
Attorneys suspect that the recalled devices may cause coughing and wheezing, damage to the lungs and other organs, and even cancer.
How Could a Class Action Help?
A class action lawsuit, if successful, could provide money back to patients who had to pay out of pocket for new breathing machines. It could also force Philips to institute a medical monitoring program for users at risk for future health problems.