Atlanta, GA (2/17/2022) Pope McGlamry, P.C., a premier civil litigation firm in Georgia, is proud to announce that shareholder MJ Blakely has been appointed to the Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and Mechanical Ventilator Products Litigation Plaintiff's Steering Committee, Multi-District Litigation (MDL) No. 3014, by the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti. Mr. Blakely will serve on the committee with 11 other attorneys from across the country.
On June 14, 2021, Philips announced an “Urgent: Medical Device Recall” of millions of units of the Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. Many of the products included in the recall are DreamStation products, used to treat sleep apnea. Philips estimates that there are 3-4 million devices that could be affected. The defect is related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in the devices. The foam may disintegrate or degrade and potentially enter the device’s air pathway, resulting in the user inhaling contaminants or toxic chemicals.

The Philips MDL is based in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and will join defective device liability cases from all over the country against Philips, the makers of these devices. Cases in the MDL seek to provide compensation for individuals that have developed cancer or other conditions as a result of using these devices from Philips.

Do I have a claim? 
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions AFTER using a recalled Philips CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, or mechanical ventilator device for at least 1 year, call us at (877) 265-7656 for a free case review:
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney failure
  • COPD

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with one of the conditions above and have used a CPAP or Bi-Level PAP machine, you may have a legal claim for compensation. Contact our experienced attorneys to discuss your potential case.