In June 2021, Philips Respironics voluntarily recalled certain ventilators, bi-level positive airway pressure (also known as Bilevel PAP, BiPAP, or BPAP), and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines specifically DreamStation CPAP due to potential health risks

Trivent Legal with its expertise in handling CPAP was able to create the case focus areas and they are mentioned in detail below

Case Review Focus Areas:

  1. Was CPAP used? – Identify manufacturer and product
  2. Reason for CPAP use?
  3. Duration of CPAP usage
  4. Was benefits and risk of CPAP use discussed with patient?
  5. Did the patient develop any cancer of liver, lung or kidney after the use of Philips CPAP?
  6. Did the patient have any risk factors for the development of the above cancers?
  7. When and where was the injury diagnosed?
  8. Treatment/management of the Adverse Events (AE’s) as a result of the CPAP use
  9. Follow-up visits for management of complications/AEs
  10. Outcome/prognosis
  11. Condition of the patient per last available record
  12. Any medical/surgical history, social history prior to CPAP injury that could have had an effect on the injury

Injuries of Philips CPAP:

  • Cancer (Kidney, Liver, Lung, brain, breast, Prostate, thyroid, nasal, stomach, rectal)
  • Organ damages (Kidney, Liver, Lung)
  • Acute Respiratory Distress System (ARDS)/Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chemical poisoning

Symptoms of Exposure to Philips CPAP Foam Particles and Chemicals:

  • Respiratory Failure
  • Airway irritation and inflammation
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Toxic and Carcinogenic effects
  • Chest pressure/Chest pain
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Hypoxia
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Inflammatory response
  • Sinus infection
  • Skin, eye and respiratory tract irritation
  • Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Ear/Nose/Throat inflammation
  • Nausea and vomiting

Why Trivent Legal for your CPAP case ?

  • In-depth expertise in Philips CPAP litigation
  • Proven track record: 1M+ cases, 100 M+ pages reviewed in a decade
  • Specialized knowledge for different CPAP models
  • Exceptional scalability: 200+ medical experts for high-volume cases
  • Customized, cost-effective pricing plans for bulk volume case loads

If you have a case to be reviewed and summarized, please reach out to us at 610-674-6901, , chat on our website or email us at [email protected]