Philips Respironics Recall of C-PAP, BiPAP and Ventilator Machines
In June 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall for several of their breathing assist machines, including ventilators. Roughly 50 to 70 million Americans have breathing problems and sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, that require use of a C-PAP or BiPAP machine.
Currently, there have not been any deaths reported, but the issue is serious and dangerous. The issue, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a problem with the sound abatement foam – the polyester blend polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam reduces vibration and sound of machine operation.
The PE-PUR Foam in these devices can actually break down and lead to toxic debris and chemicals entering the airway of the patient using the device for treatment. Philips has acknowledged that inhaling these chemicals can potentially cause immediate serious health issues and prolonged exposure can lead to even more damages over time.
If you or a loved one uses a C-PAP, BiPAP or ventilator and has suffered headaches, irritation, respiratory issues, inflammation – call me! If you use a Philips Respironics device and suffered exposure to chemicals and debris, call the Law Offices of Tim Misny right away. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What C-PAP, BiPAP or Ventilator devices have been recalled?
The FDA shares a full list of the recalled devices. These include C-PAPs, BiPAPs and ventilators from the following lines;
What should I do if my C-PAP, BiPAP or Ventilator is recalled?
If you use the type of device that has been recalled, you must call your healthcare providers immediately! Due to the recall, they will recommend a new device for your treatment.
The FDA also encourages you to report using this online form.
Holding Manufacturers Responsible for Health Injuries
C-PAPs, BiPAPs and ventilators are life saving pieces of healthcare equipment. If this device then causes risk to your health, the manufacturer needs to be held responsible.
Give me a call today to discuss your case and determine if you are eligible for compensation.