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October 9, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Philips Cuts Deal with Owners of Recalled CPAP Machines and Lawsuit Claims FDA Fails CPAP Users ]
Santa Clara, CA Philips Respironics has cut a deal with CPAP machine consumers who are part of the class action lawsuits. The $479 million proposed settlement covers reimbursement costs to consumers who purchased, leased or rented the defective devices. Depending on the CPAP, BiPAP or mechanical ventilator model, claimants can expect from $55 to $1,552 per device, and an extra $100 for every device returned. And of that amount, $34 million is allocated to health insurance companies and others who paid to reimburse users to replace the machines.
August 21, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Philips’ Objections Over CPAP Lawsuits and Another Obstacle ]
Santa Clara, CAAs Philips attempts to toss or trim its CPAP defective breathing machine claims, another recent recall affecting 72,000Trilogy Evo ventilators has left the company reeling. And as it scrambles to make up for the CPAP shortage, the medical device competition moves in.
June 21, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ CPAP Lawsuit Spike Linked to Statute of Limitations ]
Santa Clara, CA June 14, 2023 marked the second year’s anniversary of the CPAP machine recall. Since Philips announced CPAP health problems following countless reports of tiny black particles found in the tubing and face masks released by the degrading sound abatement foam inside the sleep machines, thousands upon thousands of CPAP lawsuits have been filed. And the FDA reported that the rate of new lawsuits spiked, due to a potential deadline in some states and despite recent test results that Philips said “is unlikely to result in an appreciable harm to health in patients.”
May 24, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Philips CPAP Recall and Test Results Update ]
Santa Clara, CA Phillips Respironics, manufacturer of CPAP/ BiPAP sleep machines, on May 16 announced test results of its recalled devices. About two weeks previously the company announced it has set aside another $630 million to settle CPAP lawsuits, adding to $1 billion already earmarked to cover the cost of recalling, replacing or repairing millions of its recalled sleep apnea machines.
April 5, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ CPAP Sleep Machine Recall Update ]
Santa Clara, CA Almost two years after the Philips CPAP recall of more than two million Dream Station Machines, the FDA has issued yet another update due to more serious health issues being reported due to defective foam–and the agency may have contributed to more consumers suffering with sleep apnea.
January 18, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Another Philips CPAP Cancer Lawsuit ]
New York, NY Another CPAP lawsuit has been filed against Philips, this time by a New York man suffering from mouth and tongue cancer and other injuries. This latest lawsuit joins hundreds of other former users of Philips CPAP devices diagnosed with cancer as part of an MDL in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
December 14, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ CPAP Recall Gone Wrong Nearing Settlement with Philips and Justice Department ]
Santa Clara, CA More than a year after Philips Respironics announced its CPAP recall, which led to the U.S. Justice Department investigating possible criminal violations, The New York Times reported that Philips and government attorneys are negotiating a settlement, which would include Philips to implement a plan that would prevent another product failure and recall gone wrong.
September 9, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Two More Philips CPAP Sleep Machine Recalls ]
Santa Clara, CA On the heels of its massive sleep apnea machine recall, Philips announced yet another recall but this time it involves a plastic component that can release cancer-causing chemicals into the user’s airway. Incredibly, a third and separate recall was announced on September 6, involving masks worn with the sleep machines.
July 28, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Lawsuit: Philips Knew CPAP Sleep Machines Link to Cancer ]
Santa Clara, CA Philips has been slammed with another Dreamstation lawsuit, alleging the company knew its sleep machines could cause cancers and other injuries years before the world-wide recall.
May 27, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Philips CPAP Machines – More Wrongful Death Lawsuits? ]
Santa Clara, CAWith the FDA suspecting 124 deaths from recalled CPAP sleep apnea machines, more wrongful death lawsuits could be filed against Philips Respironics.
- Medical Device Suppliers Hit Philips Respironics with Class Action By Jane Mundy (Apr-21-22)
- CPAP Sleep Machines Kidney Cancer Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Feb-16-22)
- Thousands more CPAP Lawsuits in Store for Philips By Jane Mundy (Jan-18-22)
- Destroy vs. Preserve Philips CPAP Sleep Machine Evidence By Jane Mundy (Dec-7-21)
- Cleaning Processes Blamed for Defective CPAP Devices – Scapegoat SoClean Files Lawsuit Against Philips By Jane Mundy (Nov-26-21)
- Lengthy CPAP Sleep Machine Recall —More “Fraud, Waste and Abuse” Like COVID-19 Ventilators”? By Jane Mundy (Oct-15-21)
- CPAP Sleep Machine Nightmare – for both Consumers and Philips By Jane Mundy (Sep-13-21)
- Philips CPAP Sleep Machines: Investors Over Individuals? By Jane Mundy (Sep-1-21)