Philips CPAP Lawsuit: Respironics Recalled, Class Action Launched

The Philips CPAP lawsuit has been making headlines in recent months, with growing public concern over the potential health risks associated with Philips’ Respironics CPAP machines.

If you have been using a Philips sleep apnea machine for at least 6 months, and if you are suffering from respiratory conditions such as:

  • pulmonary fibrosis,
  • lung damage, or
  • cancer,

Then you could be eligible to receive substantial financial compensation.

February 2023 Update

The Philips CPAP Recall Class Action Litigation has experienced an influx of cases in the last month with 62 new cases added to the MDL. This number is especially remarkable, considering that this litigation only averaged 9 filings a month for all of last year! 

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Since the completion of its Claim Registration Program months ago, we have been expecting such growth and anticipate it will continue through 2023 – projecting more than 1,000 pending cases before year’s end. To date, 420 lawsuits are currently up for review within this case’s jurisdiction.

About Respironics CPAP Machines

First, let’s look at CPAP machines and how they work. 

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, a device used to treat sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the airway is blocked during sleep, causing the person to stop breathing for a few seconds or more. 

This disorder can happen multiple times throughout the night, leading to poor sleep quality and other health issues. In particular, it is associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. 

One of the most effective treatments for sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which involves using a machine that delivers a steady stream of air to keep the air pathway open during sleep. This method helps prevent breathing interruptions and allows for a better night’s rest. Philips is one of the leading manufacturers of CPAP machines, including the Respironics line.

Philips’ Mass CPAP Recall: What Happened?

Recent events have highlighted the medical concerns associated with Respironics CPAP machines. 

In June 2021, Philips voluntarily recalled millions of Respironics CPAP machines, BiPAP machines, and ventilators due to concerns about potential health risks. The recall affects millions of devices worldwide, including those sold in the United States, such as DreamStation, SystemOne, and REMStar.  

The Respironics recall was initiated after Philips discovered several issues with the machines, including a potential defect that could cause the foam used in the device to break down and release harmful particles into the air. 

Specifically, the company discovered that the sound abatement foam used in the devices could degrade and potentially release small particles into the air pathway, which the user could inhale. The particles could irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract and, in some cases, lead to serious health problems such as inflammation, asthma, or even cancer.


  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C Series ASV
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus
  • SystemOne (Q Series)
  • DreamStation CPAP
  • DreamStation Auto CPAP
  • DreamStation BiPAP
  • DreamStation Go
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500 CPAP
  • REMStar SE Auto CPAP
  • Trilogy 100 and 200
  • Garbin Plus
  • Aeris
  • LifeVent
  • A-Series BiPAP

Health Risks Associated with Respironics CPAP Machines

The potential health risks associated with Respironics CPAP machines primarily involve releasing harmful chemicals into the air pathway. In some cases, users of the machines have reported experiencing respiratory issues, headaches, and other health problems.

Concerns about the potential for mold growth in the machines also prompted the recall. According to Philips, the foam used in the machines’ sound abatement component can break down over time, leading to mold growth. The mold can be inhaled by the user, leading to respiratory and other health problems.

The potential health risks associated with Respironics CPAP machines primarily involve releasing harmful chemicals into the air pathway. In some cases, users of the machines have reported experiencing respiratory issues, headaches, and other health problems.

Class-Action Lawsuit Against Philips

In response to the Respironics recall, a class-action lawsuit has been launched against Philips, alleging that the company knowingly sold defective products that put users’ health at risk. The Philips CPAP class action lawsuit asserts that the company failed to alert users of potential risks associated with its devices in breach of various state consumer protection statutes.

The lawsuit is aimed at forcing Philips to take responsibility for their actions and compensate those affected by the recall. The plaintiffs are demanding restitution, including payment towards replacement CPAP machines and medical costs linked with any health issues caused by the devices.

Act promptly on any potential health issues arising from using Philips CPAP machines. You must seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing respiratory issues, lung damage, or other health problems. 

Do You Qualify to File a Philips CPAP Lawsuit?

The expert medical device lawyers at Farahi Law Firm are now looking for CPAP machine cases from people who used a recalled Philips sleep machine and experienced detrimental health repercussions. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you believe that your experience fits this description.

If you wish to file a Philips CPAP lawsuit, these are the essential qualifications:

  • You have used one of the recalled Philips sleep apnea machines — such as CPAP, BiPAP, or other devices listed in the table above — for a period of 6 months or longer every night
  • After using the CPAP machine for six months or longer, you experienced ill effects on your health?
  • If you’ve been diagnosed with a respiratory illness or experienced any trauma to the lungs, pulmonary fibrosis could be a possible outcome.
  • Damage to your liver or kidney
  • A diagnosis of lung cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, or any other form of malignant neoplasms

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Legal Claim Regarding the CPAP Recall?

Time is of the essence when filing a Philips CPAP device lawsuit. Depending on where you live, your state’s statute of limitations could be as short as one year or as long as six years.

Recognizing this urgency and in order to ensure that all affected users are properly represented, the applicable SOL deadline begins June 14, 2021 – Philips’ announcement date for their CPAP recall.

In California, the SOL is two years, meaning that you have until June 14, 2023 to file a Philips CPAP device lawsuit.

2023 Law Firm of the Year At Your Service

The Philips CPAP lawsuit highlights the importance of holding companies accountable for their actions and protecting consumers’ health. 

If you or a loved one have been affected by the Philips Respironics CPAP machine recall and are seeking legal representation, reach out to the award-winning product liability attorneys at Farahi Law Firm. Our team of experts is dedicated to upholding the rights of those impacted by this issue and will fight tirelessly to help you get the justice you deserve.

We understand the seriousness of this situation and are here to help guide you through the legal process every step of the way. 
Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about how we can help you. You can also us at (844) 824-2955 for 24/7 support.

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