Understanding the Philips CPAP Lawsuit: A Guide for Potential Claimants

In the world of medical devices, Philips is a well-known name. However, the company has recently been under scrutiny due to a significant product recall that has led to a multitude of lawsuits. If you've used a Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machine and suffered health issues as a result, you might be considering filing a claim. This blog post aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the Philips CPAP lawsuit and guide you through the process of filing a claim.

The Philips CPAP Lawsuit: An Overview

The Philips CPAP lawsuit is a legal action taken by individuals who developed health problems, including cancer and lung issues, after using a recalled Philips machine. The company had to recall millions of its CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines due to potential exposure to carcinogens and toxic chemicals.

The lawsuit claims that the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in the recalled Philips devices may degrade, potentially causing cancer and organ damage. The lawsuits also allege that Philips failed to warn the public of these health risks despite receiving injury reports.

The Current State of the Lawsuit

As of July 2023, there were 673 pending cases in the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). The bellwether trials in the Philips CPAP multidistrict litigation could occur as early as 2024. The U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti is presiding over all federal CPAP lawsuits against Philips.

Potential Compensation

While there haven't been any court-approved CPAP lawsuit settlements as of June 2023, lawyers estimate that potential CPAP lawsuit settlement amounts for cancer injuries may be between $100,000 and $500,000. Philips has set aside about $630 million for class action lawsuits.

Eligibility for Filing a Claim

If you're under 80 years of age and have used a recalled Philips Bi-PAP, CPAP, or ventilator and suffered dangerous or serious side effects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Injuries included in potential lawsuits include many types of cancer, respiratory problems, and organ damage related to using a recalled Philips CPAP device.

Why File a CPAP Lawsuit?

Filing a lawsuit could help you receive compensation for past and future medical bills if you or a loved one were permanently injured because of a Philips BiPAP, CPAP, or ventilator. Lawsuits in the MDL seek to hold Philips accountable and compensate for pain and suffering as well. A handful of class-action lawsuits have also been filed that demand the company reimburse plaintiffs for the cost of replacing their CPAP devices.

Choosing a CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer

The most important quality to consider when choosing a CPAP lawsuit lawyer is experience. Choose a lawyer with extensive experience in personal injury and product liability lawsuits. They should be familiar with medical device cases such as CPAP lawsuits and have a good track record of settlements, including CPAP machine cases.


The Philips CPAP lawsuit is a significant legal action that could potentially affect many users of Philips' recalled devices. If you believe you may be eligible to file a claim, it's crucial to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible. Remember, time to file is limited, so taking action promptly can help ensure you'll be able to seek compensation.

Please note that this blog post is intended to provide general information and is not a substitute for legal advice. Always consult with a professional for advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

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