Kimberly-Clark Gowns Failed Quality Tests, Jury Told

Law360, New York (March 31, 2017, 10:25 PM EDT) -- A former Kimberly-Clark plant manager testifying Friday in a California class action trial over the permeability of its surgical gowns told jurors that after some gowns failed quality control testing, a company scientist asked to create a pretext for rerunning tests, telling him “something, anything” would do.

Bahamas Surgery Center LLC’s suit alleges that Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Halyard Health Inc. fraudulently failed to disclose and also concealed from buyers certain information showing that their MicroCool surgical gowns did not meet the standard for barrier protection against pathogens and liquids. The class action is being brought on behalf of persons and entities...

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