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Philips Sleep Apnea Machines FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Recalled Philips Sleep Apnea Ventilators

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Applauded as a New York Super Lawyer and Distinguished Justice Advocate, and His Team of Uncompromising, Tenacious, and Meticulous Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Battle to Obtain Remarkable Results for Victims Who Have Developed Chronic Health Problems After Using Philips Sleep Apnea Machines in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Philips Ventilators There are serious potential health risks associated with the sound abatement foam used in Philips Respironics sleep apnea devices and mechanical ventilators. The company has acknowledged that unintentional inhalation and ingestion of the foam could lead to permanent and acute injuries. As a result, a voluntary recall was issued on various mechanical devices, including both the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) models. Suppose you or a loved one developed cancer after using a defective sleep apnea device. In that case, you owe it to yourself to contact a highly experienced personal injury attorney. Jed Dietrich, Esq., famed as a Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, sympathizes with the devastating impact that cancer and other health complications can have on victims and, ultimately, their loved ones.

Heartbreaking accounts of patients developing cancer or worse inspire Jed Dietrich, Esq. to strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. Below, our battle-tested team has assembled some frequently asked questions and answers regarding the recent recall of Philips ventilators. If you have any specific inquiries regarding your claim, please feel free to contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. You can reach us by dialing 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. Our highly experienced attorneys are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. There is never a charge until we obtain the compensation that you deserve!

Commonly Asked Questions About Philips Recalled Devices

Some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the safety recall of Philips mechanical ventilators and related lawsuits include:

  1. Which Sleep Apnea Machines Were Recalled? Philips recalled all faulty Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices that were manufactured before April 26, 2021. Please see Philips’ Respironics recall notification for the complete list of affected ventilation and sleep apnea devices.

  2. Why Was the Recall Issued on Certain Ventilators? Philips issued the voluntary recall due to the health risks associated with its Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines. These defective medical devices contain polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam that can break down into black particles and circulate into the machine’s airway. This could result in users inhaling or swallowing the foam.

  3. Should I Take This Recall on Philips’s Sleep Apnea Devices Seriously? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has categorized the recall as a Class I recall. As the most serious type, Class I recalls generally involve defective or dangerous products that can cause severe health complications and even fatalities. According to Philips’s Chief Executive Officer, Frans van Houten, the recall assumes a “worst-case scenario” that using the devices could result in severe medical problems.

  4. What Health Risks Are Associated With Polyester-Based Polyurethane Foam? Degradation of the foam in sleep apnea devices exposes users to the risk of inhaling or ingesting toxic chemicals and carcinogenic particles. The foam particles can cause irritation and airway inflammation, sinus infections, headaches, dizziness, adverse effects to kidneys and livers, various types of cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and other potentially life-threatening damages.



  1. Philips Ventilators What Should I Do if I Use One of the Recalled Devices? It is crucial not to alter or discontinue your prescribed treatments before contacting your doctor. Your doctor will determine all essential steps to minimize any adverse effects and establish the appropriate actions based on the severity of your condition, such as using another comparable device that has not been subject to recall or applying alternative sleep apnea treatments. We highly recommend contacting the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated lawyers as soon as possible. Our seasoned team will take immediate action to file a lawsuit and preserve your rights. Then, we will begin gathering evidence and conducting our systematic investigation to build the strongest possible case against Philips.

  2. Have Any Lawsuits Related to the Recalled Devices Already Been Filed Against Philips? Hundreds of victims that have developed cancer and other serious health complications caused by their sleep apnea device filed claims against Philips. These defective medical device claims allege that the manufacturer failed to warn doctors and patients about the considerable risks associated with the ventilators. Philips should have known that the polyester-based polyurethane foam, which is a known carcinogen, could break off into tiny particles and be inhaled by users. The importance of retaining a highly experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney cannot be overstated. Our battle-tested lawyers will vigorously fight to obtain the compensation that you need and deserve.

  3. Am I Entitled to Pursue a Philips Sleep Apnea Machine Lawsuit? The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran defective medical device attorneys are currently seeking new claims from victims who used one of the recalled Philips sleep devices and suffered adverse health effects. Potential claimants should be able to demonstrate that they used one of the recalled Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure devices for at least 6 months. The best way to determine if you are eligible to file a defective Philips ventilator lawsuit is to obtain a free, no-obligation legal evaluation from our faulty medical device attorneys.

  4. What Damages Could I Obtain in My Philips Respironics Lawsuit? We are determined, disciplined, and dedicated to securing the highest possible monetary compensation for clients seriously injured by these malfunctioning ventilators. Victims diagnosed with cancer or other chronic health complication may be entitled to pursue compensation for injuries through a product liability claim.

For more than two decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, has collected over $175 million in court judgments and settlements for his clients who were injured in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team of defective medical device attorneys strive to obtain the best possible result for victims afflicted with cancer and other serious health complications. With our vast resources and unsurpassed track record, our best of the best lawyers will hold Philips responsible for its negligence. Our righteous commitment to surpassing your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. Our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking team is available twenty-four-seven by calling 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. Retain our outstanding personal injury attorneys to start pursuing the compensation that you deserve today!

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