The Goss Law Firm — Your Kansas City Defective Medical Device Attorneys

Nobody expects a life-saving medical device to have the opposite effect. For users of the recalled Philips Respironics CPAP machines, this is the reality. 

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines are medical devices intended to manage sleep apnea, a condition that causes shallow or even stopped breathing altogether for the individual while asleep. Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall of various CPAP machines, among others on June 14th, 2021 due to a toxic chemical emitted through the devices called polyurethane, which can cause cancer. 

It was discovered that polyester-based polyurethane, an additive foam in the machines intended to reduce noise, can break down and evaporate into particles, causing the user to ingest dangerous, carcinogenic chemicals while asleep. At least three of the identified compounds are known carcinogens or metabolites of carcinogens. Ingestion of the toxic particles could be through swallowing or straight through their airpath. 

Carcinogenic Particles Found in Phillips CPAP Machines 

  • Toulene diisocyanate (TDI) 
  • Toulene diamine (TDA)
  • Dimethyl Diamine  (AKA Azoxymethane)

While this recall doesn’t impact all Philips Respironics product users, more than 3 million devices are affected. The vast majority of the defective devices in the lawsuit are Philips CPAP machines, particularly in the DreamStation line. 

Do I Have a Defective CPAP Machine Case?

Philips Respironics CPAP machine users have developed various types of cancer, as well as measurable damage to their vital organs such as their liver, kidneys, and lungs. 

You may be entitled to compensation if you have used a CPAP machine and experienced any of the following conditions:

  • Diagnosis of cancer (particularly in the kidneys, liver, and lungs)
  • Diagnosis of chronic respiratory issues 
  • Diagnosis of toxicity 

The Philips CPAP machines involved in the lawsuit are as follows:

  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation Go
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • E30
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)

Should I File A Defective Medical Device Lawsuit?

If you believe that you or a loved one was exposed to the toxic chemical polyurethane in the recalled Philips Respironics CPAP machines, you should file a personal injury lawsuit with the assistance of a reputable defective medical device lawyer immediately.

If you have used any of the listed devices and experienced any of the above symptoms, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Don’t wait until it’s too late to be accounted for. Hire an experienced defective medical device litigation attorney today. 

Kansas City Defective CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer

When the medical device that should be improving your livelihood proves to be detrimental, it can be devastating to all parties involved. If you or a loved one has used a Philips Respironics CPAP machine, particularly in the DreamStation Line, and are experiencing respiratory issues or cancer, you need a compassionate defective device attorney to make things right.

Attorney Peter Goss of The Goss Law Firm has been serving the people of Kansas City and beyond for defective medical devices and mass tort cases of all kinds. Do you have a case? Submit your information in the web form below or call our office today at 816-888-5000 for a free legal consultation. 

We Stand For You 

Until it happens to you, you never understand the pressures and pains that come in the aftermath of a defective medical device. At the Goss Law Firm, we have seen those devastating effects firsthand. This knowledge fuels our compassion—and strengthens our resolve to guide victims and their families through difficult times.

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If you or someone you love were injured from a defective medical device, let the Goss Law Firm explain your rights and legal options. Call us today at 816-839-6452 to schedule your free consultation.

The Goss Law Firm — Your Kansas City Defective Medical Device Attorneys