On December 22, 2022, around 20,000 units of adult bed rails by Nova Medical Products were recalled due to the possibility of entrapment between the rail and the side of the mattress. This can lead to asphyxiation, which is a condition in which the body is deprived of oxygen. The affected models are as follows:
- Nova Medical Products Home Bed Rail – model number 6093
- Nova Medical Products Home Bed Rail with legs – model number 6094.
Both model numbers, which start with the letters “BL,” can be found on the label that’s located on the grip handle. Consumers should stop using the bed rail immediately, according to Nova Medical Products. The company is offering a free repair or replacement of the product, which you can arrange by contacting them directly.
Before you do anything else, it’s essential to learn about your rights as an accident victim, which may include compensation such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and mental anguish. To learn about your rights and legal options, contact Normandie Law Firm to speak with one of our attorneys.
The Danger of Asphyxiation from a Defective Adult Bed Rail
There are strict federal regulations regarding the sizing and construction of bed rails that are made for medical purposes. Failure to comply with these standards or defects with the product itself can cause a gap between the mattress and bed rail. Because the bed rails are positioned relatively close to your head, the possibility of asphyxiation is very high if a patient gets stuck between the bed rail and the mattress.
Asphyxiation is a life-threatening condition that can cause a variety or severe health complications, including:
- Loss of consciousness
- Brain damage
- Organ damage / failure
Death is another tragic consequence of asphyxiation, as the body will start to shut if it’s deprived of oxygen for even a few minutes. Loved ones of deceased victims may be entitled to wrongful death compensation, such as funeral expenses, reimbursement for medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. Contact our attorneys to learn more about the damages that may be available to you.
What do I do if I’ve been Injured by a Defective Bed Rail?
Regardless of what type of injury you’ve suffered, please take the following steps to ensure that you are successful in a defective product lawsuit against Nova Medical Products:
- Document your injuries and the accident scene by taking photos or recording video footage.
- Go to an emergency room, urgent care facility, or to your own doctor for medical treatment.
- Call the manufacturer to report your accident so that there is a record of the damages you’ve incurred. However, make sure to refuse any refunds, requests to return the product, or a free repair / replacement of the product.
- Make sure to save any records that can serve as evidence, i.e., medical records, witness statements, proof of lost wages, etc.
- Give us a call to speak to an experienced accident injury attorney.
Can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit?
Is there a class action lawsuit on these cases? If so, how can I join a class action with other victims?
You may be asking yourself these questions if you or someone you know suffered bodily harm due to a defective bed rail from Nova Medical Products. Fortunately, the process of initiating or joining a class action is easy when you contact our office. A class action lawsuit attorney will walk you through the process and help you decide on the course of action that’s right for you.
Representation for a Defective Product Injury Case
A defective medical product can lead to devastating consequences, including lifelong injury and death. The lawyers of Normandie are here to advise you if you or your loved one was injured by a defective Nova Medical Products adult bed rail. With our many years of experience in product liability claims, you can count on us to recover maximum payment for your losses.
We get paid for our services only if we win your case. If we don’t recover your settlement, you pay absolutely nothing under the Zero Fee Guarantee. As you can see, there’s nothing to lose by taking some time to speak with us, so please give us a call as soon as possible.