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Philips CPAP Recall and Test Results Update
May 24, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
CPAP Sleep Machine Recall Update
April 5, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
Another Philips CPAP Cancer Lawsuit
January 18, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
CPAP Recall Gone Wrong Nearing Settlement with Philips and Justice Department
December 14, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
Two More Philips CPAP Sleep Machine Recalls
September 9, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
Lawsuit: Philips Knew CPAP Sleep Machines Link to Cancer
July 28, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
Philips CPAP Machines – More Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
May 27, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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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
April 21, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
CPAP Sleep Machines Kidney Cancer Lawsuit
February 16, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
Thousands more CPAP Lawsuits in Store for Philips
January 18, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
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