In June 2021, Phillips, an electronics manufacturer, issued a mass recall on some of their CPAP and BiPAP machines. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines are used during treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. A defective CPAP machine can cause chronic pain, lasting damage, and financial troubles to patients who use it.

Phillips recalled some of these CPAP machines because they were manufactured using potentially harmful foam used as a sound abatement component in the devices. According to Phillips, the foam could eventually start to disintegrate, and the degradation would be a result of improper cleaning practices or the environmental conditions of the area where a user lives. CPAP user manuals did not contain this information. Therefore, Phillips should be held responsible for any illness, injury, or death resulting from defective CPAP machines.

People who use CPAP machines are usually in pursuit of a better quality of life. But using these CPAP machines could cause more harm than good. By inhaling any particles from the faulty foam component or through off-gassing, a patient can suffer from respiratory issues, sinus infections, headaches, nausea, vomiting, hypersensitivity, heart attacks or even cancer in various organs.

Why should I contact a CPAP Mass Tort Lawyer?

If you or a loved one has experienced any of the negative side effects mentioned above as a result of using a Phillips CPAP machine, you may be entitled to compensation for physical, psychological, and financial damage. KapLaw is a leading Mass Tort law firm with experience in handling Product Liability cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We aim to secure the compensation you deserve for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, punitive damages, wage losses, and other economic losses.

When should I contact a Mass tort Lawyer?

If you have been using a Phillips CPAP machine, and you notice any foam or chemical exposure symptoms, or you have suffered any injury due to the CPAP machine, seek medical help and contact us immediately. Some of the symptoms you may notice include the following:

  • Pressure in your chest
  • Airway irritation or inflammation
  • Cough 
  • Sinus infection
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Vomiting

What will KapLaw do for you?

  • Prove that you purchased a Phillips CPAP machine in the past
  • Prove that the Phillips CPAP machine experienced foam deterioration causing you or your loved one serious injuries or illnesses
  • Calculate the economic and non-economic damages that you or a loved one may have suffered
  • Enlist the services of any experts needed to strengthen your claim
  • File a lawsuit and ensure that you secure the compensation you deserve

Sleep apnea is a fairly common and potentially serious condition that causes trouble while breathing as you sleep. Most people using Phillips CPAP machines rely on them to clear the airways and help them sleep through the night without difficulty. 

At KapLaw, we understand that any form of harm to a patient who is actively trying to better their life can be financially, emotionally, and physically draining. We will dedicate our time and resources to tirelessly fight for your rights and ensure that manufacturers are held responsible for injuries and illnesses caused by their products. Contact us today to get the best personal injury attorney for CPAP Mass Tort claims.