Philips CPAP Machine Potential Class Action Lawsuit

Millions of people throughout the country rely upon Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP) or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines to deal with their sleep apnea. The machines allow for clearer airways allowing for a better night of sleep. Unfortunately, some of these machines may be responsible for causing health problems for many individuals due to the use of polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam in the devices.

Philips Respironics has recently voluntarily recalled many of these devices because this foam disintegrates or emits toxic fumes, which are causing significant health problems for users. If you use a CPAP or Bi-Level PAP machine, you may have claims against the company if you have suffered adverse health events.

Common Health Concerns In Users Of Impacted CPAP Machines

Regular use of the machine, as well as using “non-approved” cleaning methods, can cause the breakdown of the foam, or the emitting of toxic gasses. Both the “off-gassing” and particle inhalation can cause serious health risks, according to the recall notice. These include:

  • Cancer
  • Debris in the airways or lungs
  • Headaches/hypersensitivity
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Other potentially toxic effects

Should you be experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor to determine if the machine you are using is causing problem. Then, speak to an experienced attorney at the Hearn Law Firm, PLLC, with offices located in Jackson, Blue Mountain and New Albany, Mississippi. We have handled a number of class action claims for clients and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Free Consultation With An Experienced Lawyer

If you use or have used a Philips CPAP or Bi-Level PAP machine, we invite you to contact our firm today to determine if you may have a valid claim. We will carefully review your case and advise you of the next steps available to you. Please call us at (662) 766-7777 or send us an email to learn more.