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CPAP, Bi-Level PAP & Ventilator Lawsuit

Millions of people rely on CPAP, Bi-Level PAP and other mechanical breathing aids to treat sleep apnea. Unbeknownst to some, the machine they need in order to breathe may actually be releasing dangerous toxins and particles that they may inhale or ingest.

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Case Overview

Medical manufacturer Royal Philips announced a voluntarily recall in June 2021 for several of its sleep apnea machines amid reports that the machine’s sound abatement foam may degrade and release toxic gasses and particles that could cause chronic respiratory illnesses, poison the user, or cause cancer.

If you use one of the recalled devices and suffered complications, you may have a claim.

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If you or a loved one were diagnosed with a chronic respiratory illness, cancer or other significant health problems after using a Philips Bi-Level PAP, CPAP or mechanical ventilator, you may contact medical attorneys Kimberly Barone Baden or Ann E. Rice Ervin by email or call 1.800.768.4026 to discuss a potential claim.

CPAP, Bi-Level PAP & Ventilator Recall Background

The recall affects several Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and mechanical ventilator devices Philips manufactures. The devices contain foam used to help make the machines quieter. This foam is made of polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR). The foam can degrade over time and particles and gasses can enter the user’s airways which can be toxic.

Read more on the recall and to search impacted CPAP, Bi-Level Pap and ventilator devices.

If inhaled, toxins and particles from the degraded foam may cause potentially dangerous side effects, including:

Chronic Respiratory Issues

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Motley Rice medical attorneys have extensive experience litigating for patients harmed by defective medical devices. We understand that you may not be familiar with every aspect of your or your loved one’s medical device. Our attorneys have the experience needed to help determine if you have been affected and to guide you through a potential legal claim.

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