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Critical Recall Alert: Philips Respironics Ventilators’ Power Malfunction Risks Serious Injury

Legally reviewed by David W.Hodges and Don J. Foty

In a critical recall correction alert, Philips Respironics, Inc. issued a Class I recall for its Trilogy Evo ventilators due to a software-related potential power malfunction. This software issue could lead to serious risks, including a sudden loss of ventilation despite adequate power levels. It’s crucial for individuals relying on these devices or affected by this recall to understand the implications and necessary steps to address this safety concern.

If you or a loved one has experienced harm or injury caused by your Philips Respironics Ventilator at home or while in a healthcare facility, it’s crucial to understand your rights and legal options. At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we know patients and their families rely on their medical equipment to maintain their health and wellbeing. If you have questions about this recall, contact our team at (713) 360-1319.

Understanding the Philips Respironics Ventilator Recall

The recall of Philips Respironics Trilogy Evo ventilators has been classified as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A Class I recall signifies a situation where there is a reasonable probability that using the recalled product will cause severe adverse health consequences or death.

In this case, the recall was initiated due to a software-related potential power malfunction that could result in a sudden loss of ventilation despite adequate power levels. This issue poses significant risks to patients relying on these ventilators for respiratory support.

This recall includes the following products:

  • Trilogy EVO
  • Trilogy EV300
  • Trilogy Evo O2
  • Trilogy Evo Universal

The impacted devices were distributed between March 20, 2019, and February 16, 2024. This recall applies to all the devices mentioned above with all software versions except

Risks Associated with the Power Malfunction

The power malfunction identified in the Philips Respironics Trilogy Evo ventilators poses serious risks to patients relying on these devices for respiratory support. The software-related issue may cause the ventilator to erroneously signal a “Battery Depleted” or “Loss of Power” alarm, leading to a sudden cessation of ventilation even when sufficient power is available.

These malfunctions can result in critical consequences, including:

  • Sudden Loss of Ventilation: Patients may experience a sudden interruption in ventilation, which can lead to respiratory distress or failure.
  • Health Complications: Interruptions in ventilation due to power malfunction can result in serious health complications, including oxygen deprivation and potential cardiac or respiratory issues.
  • Emergency Situations: The abrupt loss of ventilation without warning can necessitate immediate medical intervention to prevent life-threatening situations.

Patients and caregivers relying on Philips Respironics Trilogy Evo ventilators should be aware of these risks and take appropriate precautions to address this safety concern promptly. If you or a loved one has experienced harm or injury due to this issue, it’s essential to seek prompt medical care and consult an experienced personal injury attorney to consider your legal options. Attorneys David Hodges and Don Foty are board certified in personal injury law; an elite level of expertise and experience achieved by less than 1% of Texas attorneys. They will ensure your interests are protected, and you have the option to potentially pursue compensation for any injuries or harm.

What You Should Do Now

Affected customers should have received a notice from Philips Respironics informing them of the recall and providing instructions to update their device to the latest software version ( Anyone using this device should update their software, which is available at no charge, on MyP4P.

If you have questions about how to operate the device, checking your software version, or updating to the latest software, contact Philips Respironics. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a power loss on a faulty ventilator, it is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney in a timely manner to discuss your options and next steps.

Steps to Take if You’ve Been Harmed

If you or a loved one has experienced harm or injury due to the Philips Respironics Trilogy Evo ventilator power malfunction, it’s important to take the following steps:

1. Seek Medical Attention: Immediately seek medical evaluation and treatment for any respiratory issues or complications resulting from the ventilator malfunction.

2. Preserve Evidence: Keep the defective ventilator, related documentation, medical treatment records, and diagnoses as evidence for your potential legal claim.

3. Document Your Experience: Record the details of the incident, including the symptoms experienced, medical treatments received, and the impact on your health and daily life.

4. Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer: Talk to a reputable personal injury lawyer well-versed in product liability cases. They will assess your situation, explain your legal options, and guide you through the process of pursuing justice.

If your medical device fails, it can be a terrifying experience, and you’ll want to focus on your recovery. Still, taking these steps promptly is essential for protecting your health, preserving evidence, and exploring your options for seeking compensation and justice for injuries caused by defective medical equipment.

Let Hodges & Foty, LLP be Your Advocate During the Philips Respironics Ventilator Recall

You may have been exposed to serious risks if you or a loved one has used a Philips Respironics Trilogy Evo ventilator. Patients rely on these life-saving devices for respiratory support, and when they fail, it can cause serious harm or death. These products have been recalled but are still dangerous without the necessary software upgrade.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by this ventilator issue, it’s crucial to seek medical attention and contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney like our team at Hodges & Foty, LLC. We provide valuable guidance throughout the claims process, and it’s our goal to protect your rights and hold responsible parties accountable for the injuries caused by their defective products.

If you’ve been affected by this recall, contact us for a free evaluation to explore your options for seeking justice and compensation today. Call us at (713) 360-1319 or use our online

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