Philips CPAP Machine Class Action
Philips has recalled CPAP machines, BiPAP machines, and mechanical ventilators. The machines contained a foam to make them quieter, but that foam can cause cancer and other medical problems.
The plaintiff alleges that Philips knew that the products were unsafe but did not inform customers. It seeks to allow the class to return their machines for a full refund, and get compensation for the adverse health effects.
The defendants are the leading global producers of respiratory and sleep care devices. The recalled products are used both in hospitals to treat severe respiratory distress and in home care to treat sleep apnea.