What is it?
A CPAP is a treatment method for patients who have sleep apnea. CPAP machines use mild air pressure to keep the airways open and are typically used by patients who have breathing problems during sleep. More specifically, what CPAP therapy helps accomplish is making sure that your airway doesn’t collapse when you breathe while asleep.
The brand that is liable right now is Phillips. Phillips came out with the DreamStation back in 2009, and around that timeline. Phillips has since recognized publicly that their prior product was faulty. They subsequently made the dream station two, which launched on April 13 of 2021.
When was the Recall?
On June 14, 2021, there was a recall notification as a “class one” recall from the FDA, even though CPAP’s are registered as class 2 products. There are 18 different CPAP and BiPAP devices that are being recalled.
Why the Recall?
The recall is occurring because the debris and particles that are being breathed in because of the device are causing airway inflammation, reduced cardiopulmonary reserve, headaches, hypersensitivity, nausea, toxic carcinogenic effects on the kidneys and liver, and extreme dizziness.
The two types of claims are currently off-gassing and ingestion. The main injuries associated with each are kidney and liver cancer, in accordance with the warnings set forth by the FDA.
What to look for in the Medical Records
In the medical records, we are looking for any of the sleep studies that have been conducted on the client that indicates the serial number and the reference number for the model of CPAP of usage.
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