Cohen & Malad, LLP filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers against CPAP machine manufacturer Philips. Consumers claim Philips concealed a defect in several models of its machines used to treat sleep apnea. The defect involves a noise reducing foam component of the device. Testing indicated the foam had a tendency to degrade and emit harmful chemicals into the device that directed air into the consumer’s mouth and nose while they were sleeping. Court documents state that Philips was aware of the defect and chose to first communicate this defect with shareholders rather than consumers and continued to sell these machines that cost hundreds to thousands of dollars each.
Approximately 20 Philips positive airway pressure machine models have been recalled due to the defect including DreamStation and Trilogy, making these machines useless to the millions of consumers who rely on them for treatment. If you or someone you know has a Philips ventilation machine, contact us. Our class action attorneys can advise you of your legal rights and options.