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Kimberly-Clark accused of falsely claiming gowns protect against Ebola
Kimberly-Clark accused of falsely claiming gowns protect against Ebola

A Southern California law firm alleges that Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Kleenex and medical supplies among its many products, knowingly marketed defective surgical gowns as protection against Ebola and other diseases. In a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court, the firm Eagan Avenatti accused Kimberly-Clark of misleading healthcare workers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the public regarding the safety of its surgical gowns. The lawsuit alleges that during tests the gowns failed at rates that “greatly exceeded” acceptable levels, allowing liquid, bacterial and viral pathogens to penetrate the products. The Dallas-based company knew of such...

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