Kimberly-Clark Sued Over Barrier Gown & Ebola

Posted November 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

A Los Angeles surgeon is suing Kimberly Clark, claiming that the company’s disposable barrier gown failed to live up to claims that it could protect doctors from serious ailments, including Ebola.

The lawsuit, filed by lead attorney Michael Avenatti on behalf of surgeon Hrayr Shahinian, is seeking $500 million in damages based on charges that the disposable gown maker’s Microcool Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown had failed tests of impermeability for blood and microbes, according to a news report. In fact, Shahinian claims the gown experienced “catastrophic failures” that exposed him to potential harm, the article said. The lawyer claimed other people also were exposed to diseases due to the gown, but didn’t offer specifics.

Kimberly-Clark said only that its stands behind its products. Click here for details.