Do You Use a DreamStation, Trilogy or Other Philips Brand CPAP Machine For Sleep Apnea?
Consumers have filed lawsuits against Philips for concealing a dangerous defect in several models of its machines used to treat sleep apnea. The defect involves over 20 Philips models of CPAP machines including DreamStation and Trilogy. A foam used to reduce noise has been found to disintegrate and emit dangerous particles and gasses through the device directly into the airways of consumers.
Court documents state Philips was aware of the defect and continued to sell these machines for several hundreds to thousands of dollars prior to initiating a recall. Philips initially disclosed a “quality issue” to shareholders related to the defective foam and then later placed a notice for consumers on its website. People who rely on positive airway pressure devices to treat sleep apnea have not only been subjected to serious health risks but have spent considerable money for defective products that are now useless to the millions of consumers who rely on them for treatment.
If you or someone you know has a CPAP or other positive airway pressure machine made by Philips, contact us. Our class action attorneys can advise you of your legal rights and options.