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What is the Philips OmniLab CPAP?
The Philips OmniLab Advanced multi-mode titration system features 8 sleep therapy modes, including auto CPAP and auto bi-level. OmniLab Advanced includes 2 CPAP modes and 6 bi-level modes, which is intended to offer sleep lab professionals enhanced flexibility to titrate a variety of patients. The system also incorporates additional features designed to help the sleep professional:
- The customizable Titration Settings Report allows a step-by-step review of the patient’s titration settings throughout the night;
- The patient’s final pressure settings can be printed directly to a personalized prescription; and
- The PC Direct interactive software allows patient settings and modes to be changed easily from a computer.
Philips CPAP Recall
On June 14, 2022, Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall of various CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilators after the sound-reducing polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in the devices was found to:
- Degrade and break down into black particles that can enter the device’s airpath and be swallowed by the user
- Expose the user to dangerous and potentially carcinogenic chemicals that can then be inhaled
- The foam degradation can cause serious injuries and may be exacerbated by the use of unapproved cleaning methods (like ozone), as well as by high-heat and high-humidity environments.
To seek justice, families across the country are choosing to hold Philips Respironics responsible by filing a CPAP lawsuit.
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Which Devices Were Recalled?
Philips recalled the following devices made between 2009 and April 26, 2022:
- OmniLab Advanced+
- A-Series BiPAP A30
- A-Series BiPAP A40 (ventilator)
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto (ventilator)
- C-Series ASV (ventilator)
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation Go
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent (ventilator)
- REMstar SE Auto
- SystemOne ASV4
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
- Trilogy 100 (ventilator)
- Trilogy 200 (ventilator)
OmniLab Advanced CPAP Side Effects
- Cancer (carcinogenic effects)
- Chest pressure
- Respiratory issues
- Toxic effects
- Other health issues
How Much is the CPAP Lawsuit Worth?
It’s still not entirely clear how large the CPAP lawsuit settlement amounts will be by the end of the class action lawsuit against Philips. Some attorneys have predicted that the total amount could be anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000 at the top tier, with Tier II settlements amounting to $60,000 to $90,000 and Tier III falling within $10,000 to $30,000. However, it’s still subject to speculation this early on in the case.
Generally, jury verdicts that result during bellwether trials will help indicate how much each case is worth. On the other hand, cases may settle before they ever reach the trial process. At this time, there are no official trial dates in place.
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Our Personal Injury Lawyers are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Philips OmniLab Advanced Plus CPAP Machine cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after using a recalled Philips OmniLab Advanced Plus CPAP, Philips sleep apnea machine, ventilator, or other similar devices, you should contact our law firm immediately.
You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses by filing an OmniLab Advanced Plus Lawsuit and our lawyers can help you receive fair compensation.