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This website provides information about lawsuit initiatives for users of Philips Respironics CPAPs, BPAPs, and ventilators who have been exposed to toxic substances.

Philips Respironics European
Class Action

“serious, life-threatening injuries, permanent damage, or require medical intervention to prevent permanent damage“
Critically wrong quality decisions were taken in Milan for all European products

Over 1,2 Million user/patients
affected in Europe

In 2021—Philips issued a field safety notice for the recall of respiratory devices

In 2021, Philips issued a recall notice admitting the issue.
Philips manufactured and marketed sleep and respiratory care devices (details) containing polyurethane ester foams instead of the safer ether foams.

The polyurethane ester foam degrades and disintegrates, leading to its particles being inhaled and entering the bodies of patients.

Users have been exposed to toxic compounds that Philips acknowledges can cause “serious, life-threatening injuries, permanent damage, or require medical intervention to prevent permanent damage.

Documents reveal that Philips failed to inform users and healthcare providers of these risks for many years.

Affected users may be eligible for compensation.

​In April 2024, Philips announced it was settling all personal injury cases pending in the U.S. class action.

Legal initiatives for Philips Respironics device users exposed to toxic substances

We are filing a European wide Class Action to guarantee full and fair compensation to all exposed users

Emotional Distress refers to psychological harm caused by the fear and anxiety related to the potential exposure to harmful substances from the recalled Philips devices.

​example: a patient learns that their recalled Philips device has been recalled due to the risk of inhaling toxic foam particles. This news leads to severe anxiety, fear of long-term health consequences, and sleepless nights worrying about potential cancer risks and other serious health issues.

Claimable Damages include:

International Team

More than 15 Law Firms
Proven expertise in complex cross-border mass tort claims

European-wide representation and local presence 

This legal initiative is managed by Global Justice Network, an organization of law firms and lawyers from various countries who collectively represent victims.

Participation in the case is at no cost to claimants, who will only pay the lawyers if compensation is obtained.

The only information required at this time is proof of having used the affected devices (e.g., any recall letter received from Philips or from its distributors/healthcare providers).

If you believe you have suffered any injuries related to the use of these devices, please Join the Action.

You may be asked to upload relevant records in the future.

We will post additional information on this webpage in the near future.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information.

The recalled products:

If you have used one of these respiratory devices you might be eligible to filing for damages. 

CPAP and BiLevel PAP Devices

All Affected Devices Manufactured Before 26 April 2021, All Device Serial Numbers

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • E30 (Emergency Use Authorisation)

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting

  • DreamStation ASV, DreamStation BiPAP autoSV

  • System One ASV4, System One BiPAP auto SV, System One BiPAP auto SV Advanced

  • OmniLab Advanced PlusSleep Lab Titration Devices

  • BiPAP ASV II & III Legacy BiPAP

  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS, DreamStation BiPAP AVAPS, DreamStation BiPAP S/T

  • S/T C Series, AVAPS, System One BiPAP AVAPS(C Series), System One BiPAP S/T (CSeries)

  • BiPAP Synchrony IILegacy BiPAP

Non-continuous Ventilator

  • System One 50 series CPAPs, Auto CPAP, BiPAPs​

  • DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP

  • Dorma 400, 500 ​CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP ASV II & III Legacy BiPAP

  • System One 60 series, CPAPs, Auto CPAP, BiPAPs

  • DreamStation GO CPAP, APAP, Auto CPAP

Mechanical Ventilators

All Affected Devices Manufactured Before 26 April 2021, All Device Serial Numbers

Continuous Ventilator

  • Trilogy 100 Ventilator

  • Trilogy 200 Ventilator

  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30,  ​BiPAP Hybrid A30​Ventilator​ (A-Series)​

  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator, BiPAP V30 Auto

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting

  • A-Series BiPAP A40, ​BiPAP A40​ Ventilator ​(A-Series)​

  • A-Series BiPAP A30, ​BiPAP A30​ Ventilator​ (A-Series)​

The terms "Philips" and "Respironics" and all model names for the devices are trademarks owned by Koninklijke Philips N.V. and are used solely for descriptive purposes.

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