Philips Recalled CPAP Products Liability Litigation

CSK&D Files Class Action Complaint Against Philips Related to Recall of CPAP and BIPAP Machines and Ventilators

Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania related to a recall of Philips brand DreamStation CPAP and BiPAP machines which are used to treat sleep apnea as well as certain ventilators. Philips recently issued a recall because of a potentially dangerous defect. According to Philips, a type of foam that is used in the machines to dampen the sound can degrade over time and form black particles and gases. These particles and gases can get into the patient’s airways. This can result in a number of serious health conditions and is a potential carcinogen. Philips has recommended patients speak to their doctors and stop using their machines. However, Philips is not currently offering any repair or replacement, leaving patients who depend on these machines to treat serious health conditions no safe choice but to purchase new machines.

The following devices are included in the recall:

•          E30

•          DreamStation ASV

•          DreamStation ST, AVAPS

•          SystemOne ASV4

•          C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPs

•          OmniLab Advanced Plus

•          SystemOne (Q Series)

•          DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP

•          DreamStation Go CPAP, APAP

•          Dorma 400, 500 CPAP

•          REMStar SE Auto CPAP

•          Trilogy 100 and 200

•          Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent

•          A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30

•          A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto

•          A-Series BiPAP A40

•          A-Series BiPAP A30

The Complaint brings claims alleging breaches of warranty, consumer fraud, and other violations of common law.  To view a copy of the complaint, please contact the attorneys below.

Attorneys for this case:

Steven A. Schwartz
Beena M. McDonald
Alex M. Kashurba