CPAP Lawsuit: Cancer and Lung Injury Claims Lawyer – Updated for 2024

January 22, 2024 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Researchers recently found that disintegrating polyurethane foam (pe pur foam) used in Philips CPAP and BIPAP machines place the user at a recognized risk for developing several adverse conditions. These include asthma and liver, breast, pancreatic, kidney, and possibly other types of cancer.

CPAP manufacturer Philips Respironics has recalled millions of sleep apnea CPAP and BiPAP machines and ventilators. This manufacturer, best known in America for its home appliances and medical equipment, is now the target of multidistrict litigation (MDL) due to the harmful effects of their products. The Philips CPAP lawsuit MDL seeks to compensate victims who have suffered dangerous and unexpected side effects, including cancer, from their sleep apnea machines.

The possibly dangerous machines include mechanical medical ventilators. However, the more concerning items on our radar are the Philips Respironics CPAP machines, which are used to treat sleep apnea for millions of Americans.

The Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit

All Philips CPAP lawsuits filed in Federal Court have been consolidated before a single Judge. In a process known as multidistrict litigation (MDL), lawsuits filed in Federal Courts throughout the U.S. have been consolidated in one venue to ensure consistent discovery and streamlined litigation to expedite the possibility of a global settlement. The official court docket is MDL 3014, In Re: Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level Pap, and Mechanical Ventilator Products Litigation.

The Philips CPAP recall lawsuit is one of the fastest-growing mass tort claims of all time. Philips CPAP litigation will extend into 2024. However, we believe Philips will make a run at resolving all claims before the first bellwether trial even begins.

Wait, What's The Difference Between All These CPAP Lawsuits?

Just so that it's clear what lawsuit we are talking about, let's clarify a few things about the multiple lawsuits surrounding the Philips CPAP recall in 2021.

There are 3 main types of lawsuits against Philips, which manufactures medical devices and had millions of CPAP machines recalled because of degrading foam posing health risks.

1. Class Action Lawsuit

There was a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of a large group of consumers who all purchased the defective CPAP machines. These consumers were focused on recovering their economic losses, such as the cost of purchasing the CPAP machines, rental fees, and the inconvenience of it all.

This case was recently settled; individual payouts will range from $55 to $1,552 per person for recalled devices and $100 for returned devices.

This settlement is NOT related to claims for personal injury or wrongful death.

2. Medical Monitoring Lawsuits

The second type of lawsuit filed against Philips seeks to establish a long-term medical monitoring program for individuals who used the recalled CPAP machines. These people used the affected devices and want Philips to pay for them to be monitored to detect potential health problems even though they do not currently have symptoms. A fair ask, in my opinion.

Philips has tried to have these cases dismissed due to a lack of evidence since plaintiffs haven't proved they were exposed or will have future illnesses. This challenge was rejected and there haven't been any major developments as of January 22, 2024.

Again, these lawsuits are separate from the personal injury and wrongful death claims.

3. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

These lawsuits have been filed by individuals because they suffered a personal injury or death due to the use of the Philips CPAP machines. These people are not looking to be paid back for having to buy a new machine or asking to be medically monitored. They were injured by the Philips CPAP machines and want their damages paid for, and rightfully so.

The injuries in these lawsuits vary, but common examples include cancer, respiratory problems, and organ damage.

Unlike the class action and medical monitoring cases, these lawsuits were each filed individually and have since been consolidated into an MDL. They also require a lot more evidence, medical experts, and information related to the specific defect in the CPAP machines.

These are the lawsuits that we are focusing on. Read the updates on the CPAP Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits below.

CPAP Lawsuit Update - Updated for 2024

Each and every Philips CPAP lawsuit filed in Federal Court has been consolidated before the Honorable Judge Joy Flowers Conti in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Our goal is to stay on top of the legal issues related to the MDL and keep our readers apprised of all important information.

Bookmark this page and return often for the latest CPAP lawsuit updates:

January 14, 2024 - Waiting on March’s Status Conference

The next major step in the Philips CPAP lawsuit is set for March 2024 when the crucial status conference is scheduled. This conference will provide further information on the case's timeline, including changes to the bellwether trial dates and plans for future proceedings. This conference will give us a real understanding of the expected pace of the lawsuit.

December 19, 2023 - Number of New Cases Slow Down as Focus Shifts to Expert Disclosures

The number of new CPAP cases has begun to slow down, either because of natural lulls in the litigation or because all the plaintiffs have come forward. Nobody really knows. 

But now, the focus of the CPAP MDL has shifted toward expert disclosures where plaintiffs will give their arguments on the general causation between the faulty devices and the health problems they caused. Attorneys will also have to disclose their expert witnesses and establish their credentials, methods, and opinions. This will be crucial for what is called a Daubert challenge in the future and is an important step overall in a case where everything hinges on an expert proving that the CPAP machines caused the injuries that are claimed.

November 23, 2023 - Bellwether Trials May Start Sooner Than Thought

There have been rumors that the critical bellwether trials for the CPAP lawsuit may start sooner than people thought. Last we heard, the trials wouldn't start until 2025, but now legal insiders say there has been progress in negotiations and court proceedings which could mean the bellwether trials will start as early as 2024. 

This is good news since it will bring a quicker resolution for those who need compensation.

October 26, 2023 - Bellwether Trials for CPAP Lawsuit Postponed to 2025

The bellwether trials for the CPAP Lawsuit, which act as a crucial test of how the future cases might go, have been delayed. The court rescheduled the trials to begin sometime in 2025, which significantly pushed back the timeline. This delay could allow for more time for preparation, but it also means injured victims will have to wait longer to get the compensation they need.

September 7, 2023 - Philips Offers $479 Million Settlement for Separate Lawsuit But Creates Hope for the Wider CPAP Injuries Lawsuit

Philips agreed to pay at least $479 million to settle a separate CPAP class action lawsuit based on the financial damages caused specifically by the recall of the Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices. 

This settlement was a big deal since it showed Philips’ willingness to play ball. It also gives release to millions of people who had to pay out of pocket to buy or rent a new machine or who had their sleep therapy disrupted. Approximately 10.8 million CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices were recalled, which created a lot of damage.

It’s crucial to remember that this settlement does not apply to the lawsuit against Philips for the personal injuries caused by their CPAP machines. It only applies to economic damages caused by the recall of the devices.

August 18, 2023 - New CPAP Wrongful Death Cases Filed in California

There was another case filed this week when a woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that her husband died of cancer caused by the polyurethane foam used in the defective Philips CPAP machines. This latest case was filed in California but the plaintiff's lawyers are looking to have the case moved to the CPAP class action lawsuit in Pittsburgh.

August 15, 2023 - The Number of CPAP Lawsuits Continue to Rise, Slowly

The number of cases filed against Philips in the CPAP MDL is now at 698 with 25 new cases being added recently. This marks a notable slowdown when compared to the 125 cases that were added in July, as we reported.

August 2, 2023 - CPAP Case Expect to Move Slower Than Hoped

In the most recent Case Management Order, some of the deadlines were revised in the CPAP Lawsuit MDL. This could mean that the litigation will drag on for a considerable time, potentially into 2025 according to some of the dates that were revised.

July 18, 2023 – 125 New Cases Added to the CPAP Lawsuit

Over the last 30 days, 125 new CPAP lawsuits were added to the MDL. This is the most cases ever added to the MDL in a single month.

July 12, 2023 - Philips Contests Motion for Long-term Health Monitoring

This week, lawyers for the plaintiffs requested from the court that Philips pay for their clients to have medical monitoring while the trial proceeds because of their exposure to the dangerous foam. But Philips quickly contested the motion, claiming these requests lacked sufficient evidence of exposure to the toxins or resulting injuries that would justify long-term monitoring.

July 1, 2023 - Canadian Class Action Created in St. John's, Newfoundland

Although US lawyers and law firms cannot typically accept cases involving Canadian claims, our neighbors to the north now have the option to join a national class action based in St. John's, Newfoundland. The legal action alleges personal injuries caused by toxic foam found in CPAP and BiPAP devices. We will be watching this situation unfold as we monitor the ongoing MDL in our country.

June 2023 - Statute of Limitations Concerns For Some CPAP Lawsuits

June 14, 2023, marks the two-year anniversary of the date Philips first announced its CPAP recall. The recall notice will most likely be considered the first time CPAP users would have known about potential device problems which starts the clock ticking on future legal claims. Consumers who live in states with a two-year statute of limitations should file their lawsuits or register their claim before June 14th to avoid being time-barred.

Another 30 cases joined the CPAP MDL in the past month, bringing the total number of cases to 548. After the statute of limitations window of opportunity has passed for some claims, we hope Philips will be more inclined to discuss settlements because the potential for additional lawsuits will be closed. At this time, settlement is not anticipated anytime soon.

May 2023 - Philips Settles SEC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charge

The SEC alleged Philips violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act during the sales of medical equipment to China. Philips claims the $62 million settlement relates to "irregularities in the medical device industry" in China up until 2019.

In the 30 days before April 15th, 64 new CPAP recall lawsuits were added to the MDL. We wondered if that might be the start of a recurring monthly jump in new cases. However, in the past 30-day period, only 13 new cases were filed. The total is now 518 pending CPAP lawsuits.

April 2023 - Possible CPAP Lawsuit Settlements for Reimbursement Lawsuits and FDA Issues, Not For Personal Injury Cases, Another FDA Recall

The CEO of Philips is hoping to settle the company's problems with the FDA and pay CPAP users who brought a reimbursement claim against the company for recalled devices in 2023. Philips has set aside $630 million in addition to the $1 billion earmarked for settlements related to the recall of its products. These settlements will only affect lawsuits dealing with economic damages claimed by users who want reimbursement for the cost of their machines and are not seeking payment for their personal injury losses. Personal injury and wrongful death claims will not be addressed until 2024 at the earliest.

The FDA announced another Philips Respironics recall of refurbished Dreamstation CPAP and BiPAP devices. Although Philips claims it has not received any complaints of user harm, the concern is the machines may provide inaccurate or insufficient therapy. This is a Class 1 recall because the devices could lead to serious injury or death.

March 2023 - Philips Tries to Dismiss Some CPAP Claims

Philips filed a motion to dismiss a group of CPAP lawsuits based on a variety of weak arguments. As part of its motion, Philips claims the Short Form Complaint now required to participate in the MDL is deficient and doesn't meet minimum lawsuit requirements. However, Philips' lawyers helped draft the form, reviewed a proposed version, and consented to its use without objection before it was accepted by the court.

Philips also argues some of the plaintiffs' claims are preempted by federal law or subsumed by state product liability acts, and the breach of warranty claims should fail. Finally, Philips states that plaintiffs' medical monitoring theory must be dismissed in states that don't recognize that cause of action. Of course, plaintiffs have responded by arguing Philips consented to the Short Form Complaint at the start, and the preemption arguments do not apply in this case.

February 2023 - FDA Reports More Bad News, 62 New Cases Filed in MDL

The FDA released an updated Medical Device Report regarding the Philips CPAP and BiPAP device recalls. The numbers are alarming. In the past three months, 8,000 new serious adverse health incidents were reported and an additional 90 deaths have been linked to these devices. New totals are 98,000 health concerns and 350 deaths related to the recalled CPAP devices.

In the past month, 62 new lawsuits were added to this MDL - the largest number of new cases in any 30-day period. This brings the total to 420 cases pending in the Philips CPAP MDL lawsuit. Since the claims registry program has ended, we expect similar case filings in the future.

January 2023 - Court Sets Up CPAP MDL Webpage, New Oral and Nasal Cavity Cancer Claims Filed, Philips Cuts Another 6,000 Jobs

The Federal Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania has launched a website devoted to the pending CPAP litigation. The Philips CPAP Recall MDL website contains a document index, copies of all court orders, and a litigation schedule for interested readers to view.

Recent lawsuits joining the MDL include allegations of mouth and tongue cancers suffered by a Long Island man and nasal cavity cancer diagnosed in a different plaintiff, both related to inhaling carcinogenic substances found in the Philips CPAP foam particles. Thousands more cases are lined up in the claim registry, watching to see how the litigation progresses and hoping for a settlement offer.

At the end of January, both sides of the MDL filed scheduling proposals, including suggested trial dates. The plaintiffs are pushing to complete discovery in time for a bellwether trial in mid-2024. The defendants, however, estimate the first test trial is not possible until late 2025 or even 2026. Also, Philips announced it is cutting another 6,000 jobs in order to address corporate losses.

December 2022 - Philips Tries to Dismiss Economic Damage Claims, First Brain Cancer Claim Filed in MDL

Philips is asking the court to dismiss all economic damage claims because it offered to repair or replace its products free of charge, meaning the plaintiffs didn't suffer any financial harm as a result of the recall. The plaintiffs argue in response that if they knew about the potential dangers, they would not have purchased the products in the first place.

Mid-December, we saw the first brain cancer lawsuit filed in this multi-district litigation. The plaintiff alleges he used the Philips CPAP machine and cleaned it with the SoClean system for years before being diagnosed with brain cancer. Both Philips and SoClean are named as defendants. Although this is the first claim alleging brain cancer caused by foam particles dislodged by the CPAP machine, we expect more similar filings in the future.

November 2022 - Another FDA Public Safety Warning, DOJ Pushes for Consent Decree, Number of CPAP-Related Injuries Rises

This month, the FDA issued another public warning for CPAP users. To avoid the potential hazards associated with the sound-reducing foam on CPAP facemasks, Philips switched to a silicone foam insert. However, now users are complaining the silicone inserts are coming loose and blocking air pathways. With more potential legal problems and ongoing embarrassment looming for Philips, we hope the company will be inclined to settle the pending cases quickly.

In the meantime, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is pushing for a consent decree that will force Philips to accept blame for their product recalls and ensure future problems are avoided. If Philips enters into this decree, it will be very difficult for the company to argue that it did nothing wrong. Of course, its lawyers will continue to fight the MDL and claim the company is not responsible for the specific injuries alleged.

By the end of November, the FDA reported receiving more than 90,000 Medical Device Reports (MDRs) related to the June 2021 CPAP recall, and 260 reported deaths are related to Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines. Currently, 346 lawsuits are pending in the CPAP lawsuit MDL, but thousands more are waiting in the wings based on a tolling agreement requested by Philips at the start of litigation.

October 28, 2022 - Philips Issues Another CPAP Recall, Viability of Company in Question

Philips has now issued a recall of millions of magnetic facemasks used with its CPAP devices due to complaints that the magnets were causing problems or malfunctioning of other medical devices, including pacemakers. The FDA considers this a Class 1 recall because it poses a risk of severe injury or death.

At the same time, Royal Philips NV has cut 4,000 jobs and hired a new CEO to help salvage the company. Unfortunately, Philips may be worth more in pieces than as a whole, and bankruptcy may be looming.

October 21, 2022 - SoClean Amends Complaint Deflects Blame Back to Philips

Although Philips has tried to blame SoClean's ozone disinfection device for the breakdown in CPAP foam, SoClean now alleges, using internal documents, that Philips knew the true reason the foam was degrading since as early as 2015.

October 15, 2022 —Joining the CPAP Lawsuit MDL is Easier With Short Form Complaint

Due to the thousands of Philips CPAP recall lawsuits expected to be filed over the coming months, Judge Conti issued an order allowing individuals to file a “short form complaint” directly into the Philips CPAP MDL. A short-form complaint streamlines the filing process and is common in MDLs, where lawsuits are expected to be filed in bulk.

October 1, 2022 — Philips CPAP Lawsuit MDL Grows to More Than 340 Cases

There are now over 340 cases pending in the Philips CPAP Recall MDL. On September 1, 2022, Judge Conti held a science day in her courtroom, which is an event wherein lawyers on the plaintiffs’ steering committee and select defense lawyers gave presentations to help educate the Court on cumbersome and complex scientific issues.

September 13, 2022 — Second Philips CPAP Recall Issued

The manufacturer issued a second Philips CPAP recall on August 29, 2022. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), specific models of the Philips CPAP and BIPAP machines contained a noncompatible material that contaminated the plastic. The plastic in the CPAP machine poses potential health risks as it may release volatile organic compounds (VOC) when used. News of another recalled Philips CPAP machine is posing another public relations crisis for the embattled company and will likely sink their shares of stock.

July 1, 2022 — Discovery in the Philips CPAP Lawsuit MDL Begins in Earnest

On June 17, 2022, Judge Conti issued an order outlining the steps to be taken and time frames to be followed by both parties in order to efficiently manage the process of discovery. This is the process wherein injured plaintiffs' lawyers will attempt to unearth documents revealing Philips was well aware of the dangers their CPAP machine posed to the public. Judge Conti has set a deadline of September 9, 2022, for a written discovery plan to be submitted to the court.

January 1, 2022 — Philips Knew About Foam Issues for Years Before Start of the CPAP Lawsuit MDL

A recently concluded investigation by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reveals that Philips knew for years about foam degradation issues in the pe pur foam within its CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices but failed to take action. Thus, Philips was well aware years before its voluntary recall that the sound abatement foam could degrade and potentially cause cancer and other serious medical issues if inhaled by the user.

January 31, 2023 — Philips Respironics Ventilators Issues New Recall

In addition to the previously recalled Philips sleep apnea machines, the company has issued a new recall that includes masks used in combination with these devices. The list of recalled masks includes:

  • Amara View Full Face Mask
  • DreamWisp Nasal Mask
  • DreamWear Full Face Mask
  • Wisp and Wisp Youth Nasal Mask
  • Therapy Mask 3100 NC/SP

These masks employ magnets to hold them in place — these magnets can pose a danger to users with metallic implants, such as pacemakers. Reports have shown that this design flaw is capable of causing serious injury.

February 9, 2023 — The FDA Updates Medical Device Reports Concerning Philips Defective CPAP Machines

The FDA has updated its review and analysis of medical device reports monitoring the adverse effects of certain Philips Respironics ventilators. The Administration has received over 98,000 such reports, including 346 reported fatalities connected with the use of the recalled devices.

Philips CPAP Recall—Company Knew of Dangers Long Before Recall

Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall of over 15 million machines/devices in June 2021. The voluntary recall triggered an automatic investigation by the FDA.

However, the FDA investigation reveals that executive managers at Philips Respironics knew of pe pur foam degradation issues and potential health complications for at least a year prior to the Philips CPAP recall.

Further, an internal email in 2015 from a Philips employee to a foam supplier discusses degradation issues in the sound abatement foam. At least six years passed before Philips Respironics addressed the cancer-causing sound abatement foam degradation.

The Philips CPAP recall surrounds health risks associated with the sound abatement foam utilized to reduce vibration and keep the machine operating in a quiet manner. In turn, the foam degrades and releases toxic gases and microscopic particles, which are breathed in or swallowed by the user.

Scientific tests show the released gasses and foam contain carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and toxic chemicals. Further, there is a body of scientific evidence illustrating these chemicals may cause a host of respiratory issues aside from a number of cancers.

What is Sleep Apnea?

It’s estimated that 18 million people in the US—or about 1 in 15 adults—have sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that repeatedly causes a person to stop and start breathing throughout the night.

Sleep apnea has multiple different forms. The most common condition occurs when the throat muscles relax too much. Another common type occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when an individual is unable to breathe normally due to obstruction of the upper airways. Complex sleep apnea syndrome presents itself as a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

The most common symptoms and signs of sleep apnea include: loud snoring, episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep (reported by a spouse or other person), gasping for air during sleep, waking up because of choking, morning headache, difficulty staying asleep, and excessive daytime drowsiness.

Sleep apnea can affect anyone, even children. However, some risk factors include obesity, narrow airways, being male, being older, and having a family history of the illness. Sleep apnea can be extremely serious. If left untreated, it can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and even death.

These serious adverse effects can be mitigated by BiPAP and CPAP machines, which is why they are so important, and any issues with them need to be addressed. 

What is a CPAP machine?

A continuous positive airway pressure machine—or CPAP machine, as it’s commonly called—is a mechanical device used to treat sleep apnea disorders. CPAP devices help mitigate the issues caused by sleep apnea by sending a steady flow of oxygen into the nose and mouth while the user sleeps.

This keeps their airways open and helps them breathe normally. Folks who need CPAP devices often use their sleep apnea machines every time they sleep since it is dangerous to sleep without one.

What is a BiPAP Machine?

Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP) machine is a type of non-invasive ventilator that is commonly used to treat sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions. The BIPAP machine provides two levels of pressure: one for inhalation (IPAP) and one for exhalation (EPAP). During inhalation, the machine delivers a higher pressure to help keep the airway open, and during exhalation, the pressure is lower to allow for easier breathing out.

BIPAP machines are typically used by people who have trouble breathing during sleep or who need extra support to keep their airways open. Unlike CPAP machines, which deliver constant pressure, BIPAP machines can adjust the pressure based on the patient's breathing needs, making it more comfortable and easier to use.

Why Did Philips Recall Their CPAP Machines?

man concerned about defective cpap machine

Philips recalled their CPAP devices because of a foam part inside the device that can break down and become toxic to the user. As the foam breaks down, it can release toxic chemicals that can cause irritation, infections, breathing problems, and cancer. This is the heart of the Philips CPAP machine recall lawsuit.

Philips CPAP Machines and Cancer—What is the Connection?

The foam part inside the Philips CPAP machine absorbs noise so that the machine does not disturb people while they sleep. However, the polyurethane part can degrade over time, which causes it to release a toxic chemical. The degrading part can also release small foam particles that can enter the airways.

It’s not completely clear yet why this foam part is breaking down, but it’s thought that it may be exacerbated by high heat and humidity while users are cleaning their CPAP machines.

The large population of people who use Philips CPAP machines is a cause for concern, prompting owners of C-PAP and Bi-Level PAP machines to discontinue use and seek an alternate solution from their healthcare provider. Those who have received a diagnosis of a cancerous condition following the use of the recalled Philips CPAP machines could be eligible to file a CPAP cancer lawsuit as part of a multidistrict litigation.

[Read Philips Full Statement Here.]

Which CPAP Machines Are Potentially Dangerous?

The recalled Philips CPAP devices include Philip’s Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure machine (Bi-Level PAP) and their Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine (CPAP).

What Injuries and Illnesses Can Be Caused by the Defective Philips CPAP Machines?

Potential CPAP cancer and diseases caused by inhalation of pe pur sound abatement foam:

  • Bone marrow cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Lung cancer
  • Non Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Tonsil cancer
  • Nasal cancer
  • Reactive airway disease (RAD)
  • Lung or pulmonary disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Asthma

The list of Philips CPAP cancers above is the subject of the Philips CPAP class action lawsuit.

How Do I Know If My CPAP Machine Is Causing Me Injuries?

The only way to know if your CPAP sleep apnea machine is causing your medical problems is to see your doctor. They could be symptoms of a very serious issue that should be addressed with your healthcare provider. Some possible side effects that may indicate you are experiencing issues include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Irritation to your skin, eyes, or lungs
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Chest pressure
  • Coughing

If you suffer from any of these side effects, you should speak to your doctor immediately.

If you believe that your Philips sleep apnea machine caused your cancer or other illness, you could have a product liability claim. To find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses caused by using your CPAP machine, call Dolman Law Group today at 727-451-6900.

What If I Believe My CPAP Machine Caused My Cancer or Other Illness?

It’s currently unknown how many injuries or illnesses the Philips CPAP machine has caused. That information will be revealed as more people who have suffered from these horrible health conditions start to link their issues with using the device.

If you have used one of these devices and are experiencing health issues that you believe could be related to the recalled CPAP machine, speak to your doctor about it. They may recommend you get screened for cancers or order other illnesses associated with the toxic chemicals and particles emitted by the device.

If it is found that your health issues are related to foam degradation, you could be entitled to financial compensation through a defective product lawsuit.

Dolman Law Group is currently taking new cases related to cancers and other injuries caused by the Philips CPAP machine.

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of a defective product, contact an experienced defective product attorney at Dolman Law Group by calling 727-451-6900 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Preparing to File a Philips CPAP Cancer Lawsuit

If you choose to file a lawsuit against Philips regarding their CPAP machine, your lawyer may ask you several questions in order to build your case. Here are some examples of questions your lawyer might ask:

  • What specific problems or issues have you experienced with the CPAP machine?
  • Did you seek medical attention as a result of these problems?
  • Did you receive a diagnosis of can
  • Did you report these problems to Philips or the seller of the machine?
  • Did you follow the recommended maintenance and cleaning procedures for the machine?
  • Have you suffered any financial losses or incurred additional medical expenses due to these problems?

These questions are meant to provide a general idea of what your lawyer may ask. The specific questions and line of inquiry may vary based on the details of your case and the jurisdiction in which you are filing the lawsuit.

What Specific CPAP Machines Have Been Recalled?

The Philips medical devices that have been recalled are:

  • All Philips CPAP devices (manufactured before April 26, 2021)
  • All Philips BiLevel PAP devices (manufactured before April 26, 2021)
  • E30 model continuous ventilator
  • DreamStation non-life supporting continuous ventilator (Models ASV, ST, and AVAPS)
  • SystemOne ASV4 model continuous ventilators, non-life supporting
  • C Series continuous ventilator, non-life supporting (Models ASV, S/T, and AVAPS)
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus in-lab titration device
  • SystemOne Q series (Models of non-continuous ventilators)
  • DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, and BiPAP ventilators
  • DreamStation Go CPAP and APAP (Models of non-continuous ventilators)
  • Dorma 400 and 500 CPAP (Models of non-continuous ventilators)
  • REMStar SE Auto CPAP (Models of non-continuous ventilators)
  • The Trilogy 100, Trilogy 200, Garbin Plus, Aeris, and LifeVent continuous ventilators
  • The A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto and Hybrid A30 continuous ventilators
  • A-Series BiPAP A30 and A40 non-life supporting continuous ventilators (Not sold in the U.S.)

Why Choose Dolman Law Group?

When defective medical devices cause serious illnesses or injuries, it should not fall upon the consumer to absorb the damages (i.e., medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses) that come along with it. If a company produces and sells a defective or dangerous medical device, they have a moral and legal obligation to handle the fallout and to right its wrong.

Dolman Law Group is committed to helping victims of defective medical devices get the compensation they deserve by holding the massive corporations accountable for their negligence.

Product liability cases can be extremely complicated and require extensive experience and resources. Dolman Law Group is an expert law firm with a vast network of attorneys and resources capable of taking on a case of this magnitude.

The skilled and experienced mass tort attorneys at Dolman Law Group have an impressive track record of success against major companies, no matter how big they are.

We have successfully litigated medical malpractice, defective product, and dangerous drug cases against corporations like Johnson & Johnson, Zantac, 3M, Purdue Pharma, Chevron, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, among many others.

At Dolman Law Group, we fight to make things right. It’s unacceptable for a person to be a victim of a defective product, no matter what the reason. The last thing people expect when being prescribed a medical device is that they will get worse or get some other new illness or cancer. It’s simply unacceptable.

If you are wondering whether you need a personal injury attorney to help you with your case, check out our article, “When Do You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?” where we get the opinion of lawyers from all around the country.

If you believe you need a personal injury lawyer to defend you or your family, Dolman Law Group offers FREE initial consultations and reviews. During this consultation, we will:

  • Sit down with you and hear the details of your case
  • Inform you of your rights and options
  • Let you know of any possible courses of legal action
  • Offer you our most suited attorney to handle your situation

We do all of this completely free of charge. We also offer a confident “No Recovery, No Fee” promise to our clients, enabling you peace of mind knowing that you aren't obligated to pay us anything until we achieve a payout for you.

Dolman Law Group Is A Nationally Recognized Law Firm

When you are looking for a defective medical device lawsuit attorney, you have to ensure they have the experience to build your case properly. Cases against mega-corporations like Philips are complex and require substantial resources to have a fair shot at getting justice.

You need a law firm with a track record of success, winning multi-million dollar cases. We are that law firm.

Attorney Matthew Dolman is no stranger to large and complex litigation. He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which honors lawyers who have secured verdicts and settlements of over $2 million. Fewer than 1% of practicing lawyers have achieved such status.

When You Choose a Dolman Law Group CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer, You Receive:

  • A Free Case Review: we offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation to help you examine your legal options after being exposed to toxic chemicals through your CPAP machine.
  • Law Firm with Successful Track Record: we routinely handle multi-million dollar injury cases and are experienced trial lawyers.
  • National Reach: we not only handle cases throughout Florida but all across the nation (with the assistance of local counsel in each jurisdiction, we handle cases in accordance with the applicable Bar rules). From coast-to-coast, our law firm delivers.
  • Big Law Firm Results: we are proud to offer big law firm results with that small firm personal attention. It is what sets us apart.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers is a nationally recognized personal injury and consumer justice law firm with over 120+ years of combined experience. As of date, we have recovered over $200 million for injury victims and represented over 6000 clients. Our firm has been built on word-of-mouth referrals from very satisfied former and current clients. We remain available 24 hours a day for a free case review to determine your eligibility regarding paraquat lawsuits.

Contact a CPAP lawyer today for a free consultation at 833-552-7274.

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If you've been diagnosed with cancer and believe it may have been caused by your Philips CPAP machine call a CPAP attorney immediately for a free consultation and case review.

We are presently representing hundreds of individuals who attribute their cancer to Philips CPAP devices.

We anticipate thousands of CPAP machine lawsuits will be filed over the next year. Philips was well aware of the potential health risks associated with their CPAP and BiPAP devices. These recalled CPAP devices have been causally linked to numerous cancers and serious respiratory diseases.

You can reach a Dolman Law Group CPAP lawyer today at 833-552-7274 or by contacting us online.

The Dolman Law Group works with local counsel in any jurisdiction outside Florida for the purpose of filing lawsuits in jurisdictions wherein we are not licensed. Thus, we will follow each State's ethical rules to ensure a local attorney is involved along with us.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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