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Fighting For Victims Of Defective CPAP And BiPAP Machines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of certain continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines and ventilators manufactured by Philips Respironics. According to the FDA, these devices contain a polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) that is defective. The PE-PUR is at risk of breaking down. Pieces can enter the air pathway, where the user can inhale or swallow them in their sleep, presenting a serious choking hazard.

Philips is recalling the following devices:

  • E30
  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation Go
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • REMstar SE Auto

All the devices manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021, are subject to the recall. This means that thousands of Philips breathing aid devices with defective PE-PUR foam are out there across the country, including here in Florida. The FDA believes that Philips may have known about this safety defect as early as 2015.

First-Class Defective Products Attorneys Serving The Stuart Area

A Philips CPAP or BiPAP is supposed to help you breathe while you sleep, and a ventilator is meant to support your breathing at all times. None of these devices should put you in danger of serious injury or death.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective Philips device, you could be entitled to substantial compensation for resulting medical bills, lost wages, wrongful death, pain and suffering, and more. Our first-class products liability attorneys at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC, are here to help. We take on the tough cases on behalf of regular people going against big corporations like Philips.

Contact our Stuart office at 772-444-7000 to schedule your free consultation. Se habla español.