On March 9, 2023, BeyondMedShop issued a recall for their Vaunn Medical Bed Assist Rail adult bed rails. According to the recall, number 23-151, the product represents an entrapment risk. More specifically, when the bed rails are attached at a bed, users can become entrapped wither within the bed rail or between the bed rail and the side of the mattress. Entrapment can result in many injuries and can even be fatal – specifically due to asphyxiation.
The recall affects approximately 102,000 units of the product. The following models of the product are affected:
- M876N-AAWH-APVM –bed rail made of a white metal tubing and has a rectangular black foam rubber grip handle.
- M876N-SABK-APVM – bed rail made of black metal tubing with a rounded black foam rubber grip handle and a fabric pouch.
Model numbers are located on a label that is on the grip handle of the bed rails.
The affected bed rails were sold online from December 2018 to December 2022 for prices ranging from $40 to $80. They were available at BeyondMedShop.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and eBay.com.
According to the recall, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
The company is urging all affected consumers to stop using the bed rails and contact them for a free repair.
Unfortunately, this is just another type of bed rail that has recently been recalled due to hazards to consumers. If you believe that a loved one was injured or lost his or her life as a direct result of the defective BeyondMedShop bed rails, it is important that you do not follow any recommendations made by the company. Instead, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
You could have the right to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group is committed to protecting the rights of all consumers that have been harmed by defective products. Our lawyers have decades of experience and are ready to fight for your right to be compensated. Whether you are interested in filing an injury claim or a wrongful death claim, our lawyers can help you.
The Risk Represented by the Defective Bed Rails
As mentioned above, the recalled bed rails represent an entrapment risk. This is a significant risk considering that, in general, those who use bed rails are likely to be of an advanced age, medically complex, or disabled and might not be able to get out or even call for help if they become entrapped. Entrapment can result in fractures, lacerations, crushing injuries, scrapes, and bruises. More serious harm includes loss of consciousness and brain damage due to asphyxiation. Asphyxiation could also lead to death. If you believe that a member of your family sustained injuries or died as a direct result of the defective bed rail, it is important that you understand your right to sue and recover compensation. You could have the right to sue the product manufacturer and get a significant payout under product liability law.
Steps to Take
You might be wondering what to do if a member of your family was injured or passed away due to the defective bed rails. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible (if the incident was fatal, ensure that the cause of death is determined)
- Take photos of the scene of the incident
- Gather any video footage of the incident if available
- Contact the company to report the incident and resulting harm
Never agree to a refund
Never agree to a repair
Never agree to a replacement
- Stop using the defective product and leave it as-is (do not tamper with it or try to repair it in any way)
- Gather all available medical records
- Gather all records that show the purchase of the product
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible with a recall lawyer
Is there a Class Action Lawsuit?
When it comes to defective products, class action claims and mass torts are very common as there are likely to be multiple victims harmed in very similar ways. As mentioned above, the company claims that there have been no reported incidents, so it is likely that there is no existing class action lawsuit. However, this doesn’t mean that there will not be a class action claim. Can I file a class action lawsuit? Yes – you can file a class action lawsuit. You can actually be the first person to become a part of a class on this case. How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? If there isn’t already a class action, then you will need to find a class action lawyer to take on your case – who will also find other affected parties to be a part of the case. If there is already a class action, then you usually have to opt-in to participate. For more information, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm immediately,
Contact Us Today
Here at our law firm, our lawyers are ready to take on your defective bed rail lawsuit and help you recover the highest compensation available, which could include compensation for all medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and, in cases of wrongful death, funeral/burial costs, and loss of consortium, for instance. The liable product manufacturer will also have to cover all legal fees.
We offer free case evaluations – including initial consultations and free second opinions. During these legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will never be required to pay absolutely any upfront legal costs. In addition, we work on a strict contingency structure, so our clients will not have to pay any legal fees if their claims are not successful. If you are ready to explore the legal options available to you, contact us at the Downtown L.A. Law Group at your earliest convenience.