Pittsburgh Attorneys for Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuits
Injured by a Recalled Philips Sleep Apnea Machine? Call (844) 383-0565!
In June 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled a host of Philips Respironics DreamStation sleep apnea machines, including its popular CPAP machines. The FDA cited various health risks, ranging from respiratory irritation to the development of cancer.
If you or a loved one has been injured, you may have a right to compensation through a Philips CPAP recall lawsuit. You should not be left to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other damages incurred due to Philips’ negligence.
Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. wants to help you win justice and compensation. Our skilled Pittsburgh attorney team shares over 40 years of experience, during which time we have recovered millions in client compensation. We know what it takes to hold negligence accountable—we have done it time after time for those injured.
Contact us online to book a free consultation with a Pittsburgh attorney. There are absolutely no fees unless we win your case!
Why Were Philips CPAP Machines Recalled?
The FDA recalled Philips CPAP machines due to health risks created by their polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam. The PE-PUR foam was installed in numerous sleep apnea machines to reduce sound and vibration, thereby increasing the user’s comfort.
Unfortunately, the foam was found to degrade, putting the user at risk of accidentally swallowing and/or inhaling toxic chemicals and black debris.
Philips CPAP Machine Linked to Serious Injury, Health Conditions
The following health risks and medical conditions have been linked to the recalled Philips CPAP machines:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract
- Difficulty breathing
- Lung damage
- Heart attack
- Liver, kidney, and respiratory disease
- Cancer, such as of the kidney, liver, and colon
Trust Our Pittsburgh Lawyers to Fight for You
Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is proud to advocate for those injured by recalled Philips CPAP machines, and we are actively working to hold Philips accountable. Attorney D. Aaron Rihn, a partner at our firm, has been appointed as co-liaison counsel in the Philips CPAP recall class action lawsuit, which means he shares liaison oversight of the case. The rest of our trial team is currently reviewing claims on behalf of those injured across the nation.
If you have been injured, reach out to our skilled legal advocates. In a free consultation, we can help you determine whether a Philips CPAP recall lawsuit is the best path for you.
Call (844) 383-0565 to discuss your options with a Pittsburgh lawyer in a free, confidential consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Serious Is the Philips CPAP Recall?
Considering the severe health risks associated with the defective Philips CPAP machines, the recall should be taken seriously.
Check the FDA’s full list of recalled Philips sleep apnea machines to find out if you have been affected. If you have, it is recommended that you talk to a health care provider as soon as possible.
Please note: Only a qualified health care provider can determine whether it is safe to stop using your CPAP machine. According to the FDA, “For some patients, stopping use of the recalled or repaired device may involve greater risk than continuing its use.” Read more from the FDA here.
Is There a Class Action Lawsuit Against Philips?
A class action lawsuit has already been launched against Philips over its recalled CPAP sleep apnea machines. If you were injured, you may have a right to join this class action and hold Philips accountable for endangering the public.
Is Joining a Class Action Lawsuit Worth It?
Class action lawsuits have advantages and disadvantages, like anything else. Many victims of negligence find it beneficial to join a class action lawsuit because it is faster and more efficient than flooding the courts with hundreds, or thousands, of individual lawsuits.
These lawsuits also empower victims who suffered any amount of damages to recover compensation. Often, victims who suffered minor damages choose to forgo their legal rights because the cost of an individual lawsuit is too high for their specific case.
To learn more about the benefits of class actions, and whether joining the Philips CPAP lawsuit is right for you, contact Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. online. Your consultation is completely free of charge and obligation.
How Long Will the Philips CPAP Class Action Take?
While there is a time limit on filing a class action lawsuit, there is no time limit on resolving one. How long it will take to resolve the Philips CPAP lawsuit will depend on the legal acumen of the plaintiff’s attorneys, as well as the willingness of Philips to own up to its actions.Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is committed to advocating for those injured and wronged. Our Pittsburgh lawyers will apply all our resources, skills, and insight to win justice for the plaintiffs in this case.