Philips CPAP

You may be eligible to file a Philips CPAP lawsuit if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer or another serious health condition after using this recalled machine. Philips issued a massive recall for their CPAP machine in 2021 because users were at risk of ingesting foam that put them at higher risk for severe health problems.

Contact Roden Law’s class action lawyers to review possible legal options in a free initial consultation. Our firm does not charge upfront fees and there is no obligation to pursue a lawsuit if we validate your claim.

You may be eligible to secure compensation for the cost of your medical care and other damages that resulted from your diagnosis. If your loved one passed away, you may be able to file a lawsuit on their behalf.

Roden Law has secured millions in compensation for the injured. Call today to learn more: 1-844-RESULTS.

Filing a Philips CPAP Lawsuit

Any individual who was harmed by a recalled Philips CPAP machine or BiPAP device may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Review the list of recalled products on the Philips Respironics website to see if yours was included.

Lawsuits have named numerous injuries potentially caused by these machines, including:

  • Lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Pleural effusion
  • Breast cancer
  • Blood cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Rectal cancer
  • Respiratory failure
  • And many more

It is still critical to review your situation with an experienced lawyer. He or she can determine if you may have a viable claim by analyzing the specifics of your situation, such as:

  • When you were diagnosed with your illness
  • How long you used the recalled CPAP or BiPAP device
  • Treatments you have received since your diagnosis
  • Whether you had to keep using the recalled device because there was no available alternative

Your lawyer can also gather the evidence needed to establish a causal link between your illness and the CPAP machine. Your lawyer may also determine that a medical expert is necessary to establish this connection.

There is limited time to act, based on where the lawsuit is filed. To find out if you have legal options, it is best to consult an experienced lawyer about a Philips CPAP recall lawsuit as soon as possible. It is quite difficult to determine your eligibility for a lawsuit on your own, as there are many factors a lawyer will know to take into consideration.

Legal action can help the public hold Philips Respironics accountable for the harm caused by its defective devices.

Contact Roden Law for more information about a Philips CPAP recall lawsuit. Phone: 1-844-RESULTS.

What Damages May Be Available in a Philips CPAP Lawsuit?

These lawsuits can claim various damages for those affected by defective Philips CPAP machines, such as:

  • Medical expenses: Both the past and future costs of your medical care, including surgeries, prescription medications, hospitalizations, doctor appointments and more may be included.
  • Pain and suffering: This is the physical and emotional distress caused by the injuries. Think of things like depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping and physical pain.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Serious medical issues can affect your ability to enjoy your life as you once did. You may not be able to participate in the same leisure activities.
  • Lost wages or earning capacity: You may miss work and loss earning capacity due to the long-term effects of your illness.
  • Punitive damages: These damages are intended to penalize the company and discourage similar actions in the future.

The value of each case is contingent on many factors, such as the seriousness of your disease and how it affects your life.

Philips Respironics Recall: What You Need To Know

Philips Respironics is a leading manufacturer of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines and other respiratory devices. The company recalled millions of these products in June of 2021 due to a defect that could lead to serious or life-threatening injuries for users.

There were two significant problems with the noise-reducing foam inside these devices:

  • The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam has a risk of degrading over time.
  • Degrading of the foam can cause tiny pieces to break off and enter the air pathway, flowing right into the wearer’s nose.

Ingesting the foam is associated with various health problems. In fact, the FDA issued a safety communication in June 2023 noting it had received more than 100,000 medical device reports detailing problems like:

  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Coughing fits
  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain in the chest
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Pneumonia
  • Various cancers, as some chemicals emanating from the foam have been associated with elevated cancer risk

There are also reports of chemicals in the foam damaging other organs, like the kidneys, reproductive organs and the liver.

According to unsealed court documents, Philips knew of the risks of its machines. They defended their actions, saying off-gassing of chemicals from the foam would only result in health problems if users cleaned their machines with ozone cleaners.

Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition that you believe may be related to your use of an affected Philips CPAP or BiPAP device?

Contact Roden Law to inquire about your eligibility for a Philips CPAP recall lawsuit. Call 1-844-RESULTS.

Update on Philips CPAP Lawsuits That Have Been Filed

In 2023, Philips Respironics offered $479 million to resolve class action lawsuits for damages from the recalled machines. The settlement would include:

  • Payment to claimants for each device they bought or rented
  • $100 reward for every device returned to the company before August 9, 2024
  • Reimbursement for the cost of buying a comparable machine between June 14, 2021, and Sept. 7, 2023

Meanwhile, Philips may have reached a settlement of the hundreds of personal injury claims filed after the recall. The company agreed to pay $1.1 billion to resolve these claims in April of 2024.

The settlement is divided into two parts:

  • $1.075 billion for claims or serious complications or death
  • $25 million for monitoring of those who used the recalled devices and may one day have complications

However, a federal court must grant approval of the settlement for it to take effect. If approved, this settlement would resolve hundreds of cases against Philips. As of May 1, 2024, there were 787 cases in the multidistrict litigation against Philips.

If the settlement does not go through, bellwether trials in the MDL may take place in 2025.

The lawsuits filed against Philips make numerous allegations:

  • The company knew of the risks of its CPAP and BiPAP machines
  • Philips did not provide proper warning about the risks
  • The company could have done a recall sooner than June 2021
  • The company marketed the devices as safe when it knew otherwise
  • The company took steps to conceal the dangers of the noise-cancelling foam

Call Roden Law To Discuss a Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a Philips CPAP or ventilator device, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Roden Law today to discuss your legal options. Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your case and help you determine the best course of action.

Pursuing compensation not only benefits you and your family, but also helps to hold product manufacturers accountable for negligence that puts consumers at risk.

Contact Roden Law for more information: 1-844-RESULTS.