In an alarming piece of news, CBS News reports that Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of the Microcool Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown, are being sued in federal court for misrepresenting its product’s ability to protect diseases spread by blood and microbes like Ebola. Los Angeles surgeon Hrayr Shahinian filed the case, which alleges that Kimberly-Clark committed fraud, false advertising and negligent misrepresentation as it sought to cover up its gown’s unsuitability to prevent contamination. With widespread concern over the fears of Ebola, the production of protective gowns has increased and rival Dupont Co. has aimed to triple its output. Although the investigation of the claims of the lawsuit is still underway, much doubt has already been cast on current efforts to protect against Ebola.
Read the article published by CBS News.