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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.
April 21, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Medical Device Suppliers Hit Philips Respironics with Class Action ]
Glenside, PA Philips is hit again with a class action lawsuit, but this time medical device makers join thousands of consumers who filed complaints over the defective sleep apnea machines alleged to cause cancers and respiratory injuries. Baird Respiratory Therapy, Inc., filed in March 2022 a class action lawsuit against Philips in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeking to represent durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers nationwide who purchased Philips’ recalled breathing machines.
February 16, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ CPAP Sleep Machines Kidney Cancer Lawsuit ]
Pittsburgh, PA Yet another CPAP lawsuit against Philips alleges the toxic foam used in its System One BiPAP device causes cancer. Joseph Martin’s kidney cancer, and the company knew about the problem with its 15 million DreamStation devices, CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilators since at least 2015, at least two years before Martin was diagnosed with kidney cancer. And like countless sleep machine users, Martin didn’t make the connection to cancer until the recall.
January 18, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Thousands more CPAP Lawsuits in Store for Philips ]
Philadelphia, PA A recent FDA investigation has determined that Philips, the manufacturer of up to 15 million potentially defective sleep and breathing devices worldwide, knew its machines were faulty years before it issued a recall last June. The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and BiPAP devices were recalled because sound abatement foam (PE-PUR Foam) in the machines had been degrading and causing users to inhale toxic particles. Now the investigation has been made public, CPAP sleep machine lawsuits are rolling in.
December 7, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Destroy vs. Preserve Philips CPAP Sleep Machine Evidence ]
Philadelphia, PA In response to a federal court order requiring Philips RS North America to preserve evidence for a multidistrict litigation, the company says it hinders the recall and repairs of its defective CPAP sleep machines, as per the FDA’s order. But plaintiffs say Philips proposes to destroy evidence—defective sound-dampening foam and memory cards—unnecessarily.
Cleaning Processes Blamed for Defective CPAP Devices – Scapegoat SoClean Files Lawsuit Against Philips
November 26, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Cleaning Processes Blamed for Defective CPAP Devices – Scapegoat SoClean Files Lawsuit Against Philips ]
Peterborough, NH Being Philips’ Scapegoat has resulted in SoClean filing a lawsuit against the CPAP sleep machine manufacturer alleging unfair and deceptive practices and “causing it to suffer at least $200 million in damages”. Philips suggested that SoClean was to blame for its 15 million faulty CPAP and BiPAP machines.
October 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Lengthy CPAP Sleep Machine Recall —More “Fraud, Waste and Abuse” Like COVID-19 Ventilators”? ]
Newark, NJ A proposed class action filed in a New Jersey federal court accuses Dutch manufacturer Royal Philips of knowing for months that its CPAP sleep machines posed a serious health hazard but “unreasonably delayed” the recall. Philips also faces a securities class action lawsuit—and remember the COVID-19 ventilator debacle? That too was Philips.
September 13, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ CPAP Sleep Machine Nightmare – for both Consumers and Philips ]
St Louis, MO Philips CPAP sleep machine recall has caused a rude awakening for thousands of users who rely on the sleep machine to get them through the night – alive. Meanwhile, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will discuss next month the future of sleep machine lawsuits throughout the federal court system.
September 1, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Philips CPAP Sleep Machines: Investors Over Individuals? ]
Santa Clara, CA Philips “regretfully” told its investors of a foam problem with certain sleep and respiratory care products, including DreamStation CPAP Machines, but consumers weren’t told of the serious problem until the recall—issued 49 days after investors knew. Consequently, CPAP sleep machine lawsuits alleging failure to warn are mounting.