What are the symptoms related to the CPAP lawsuit?

Notification of the Phillips Respironics defects was first released in April of 2021, followed by the recall in June. 

The company is estimating that as many as 3-4 million devices sold before April of 2021, the majority of which are DreamStation models, may be subject to flaws that carry a significant risk of lung injury, along with subsequent health concerns. 

Potential symptoms, illnesses, and injuries related to these devices could include: 

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Irritation to the nose, eyes, and skin
  • Upper airway irritation
  • Airway inflammation
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sinus infection
  • Chest pressure
  • Lung damage
  • Pneumonia
  • The onset of asthma or worsening asthma
  • Respiratory failure
  • Lung cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Liver disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney cancer
  • Colon cancer

To date, no deaths have been linked to the use of recalled Phillips Respironics devices. However, if you’ve used one of the Phillips CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator devices listed above, you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, and/or you suspect you may have suffered a lung injury or other illness related to the use of recalled devices, your first step should be to consult with your doctor.

You may need medical diagnosis and care. A trusted medical professional can help you to determine whether you should immediately stop using your Phillips device or wait until you have a suitable replacement. Your doctor may also be able to recommend an alternative device if one exists.

From there, you’ll want to contact the qualified and caring professionals at The Ruth Law Team. With over 40 years of experience fighting for settlements in cases like yours, we can guide and support you through the process of seeking compensation.