Silver Golub & Teitell Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Philips on Behalf of Users of Philips’ Sleep Apnea Devices and Ventilators
STAMFORD, Conn., July 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Silver Golub & Teitell LLP (“SGT”) has filed a number of class action lawsuits, including the first in The United States, against Dutch medical device company Philips (and its US subsidiaries) in response to the recall of Philips sleep apnea devices and mechanical ventilators due to the dangers posed by the soundproof foam used in these devices. Philips says the foam increases users’ risk of cancer and pulmonary fibrosis, and can cause other injuries such as headache, irritation, inflammation, breathing problems, and exposure to toxic and carcinogenic materials.
SGT represents recalled Philips device users and has claimed that Philips knew of the problems and risks associated with the soundproof foam well before the issue was announced; that Philips sold millions of devices after becoming aware of the dangers of foam; and that the announced Philips recall program does not provide relief to users of the recalled devices. According to the complaints, Philips’ actions are in breach of warranty, state consumer protection and other laws.
Recall from Philips
On June 14, 2021, Philips announced a voluntary recall of “specific Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and mechanical ventilators” manufactured between 2009 and 2009 April 26, 2021 through his United States Subsidiary Philips Respironics because of the risk that the noise-reducing foam used in these devices could “outgas certain chemicals” and “break down into particles that can enter the airways of the device and be ingested or inhaled by the user”. The recall includes Philips’ flagship DreamStation devices.
According to Philips, exposure to the soundproof foam contained in these devices can cause headache, irritation, inflammation, breathing problems, hypersensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and possible toxic and carcinogenic effects such as: B. Cancer. Philips advised users of the recalled devices to immediately stop using the devices and seek alternative treatments.
The cases are Manna v Koninklijke Philips NV, et al., Case No. 21-cv-11017-DJC (D. Mass), Boudreau v Philips North America, et al., Case No. 1: 21-cv-11095-DJC (D. Mass) and Hufnus v. Koninklijke Philips NV et al., Case No. 21-cv-11130-DJC (D. Mass), which are pending The United States District Court for the district Massachusetts, you’ll find here.
Contact Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
If you are using a Philips sleep apnea machine or ventilator and have any questions, contact the SGT attorney Zachary Rynar per email to [email protected] or call (203) 325-4491 for more information.
About Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
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