Cold Therapy Machine Injury Lawsuits
If you or someone you know has been hurt or injured from using any cold therapy machines, please contact our lawyers and attorneys today, as there may be a class action lawsuit starting that could offer compensation with possible cash settlements from cold therapy machine claims.
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is the medical term for a process of cooling an affected body area after orthopedic surgery. Commonly used after a patient has had knee, foot, arm or shoulder surgery.
This process can be done with simple ice packs, cold water, or from medical type of devices called Cold Therapy Units which are only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Most modern cold therapy units are used by connecting to either a wrap-on or cold pad which surrounds the joint with hours of cold pain relief. Cryotherapy machines circulate cold water around the area where the surgery took place. Many contain small coolers and can be battery operated or plugged into an electrical socket. Unfortunately many of these devices come with little to no instructions for proper usage.
Problems or Injuries from using Cold Therapy Machines.
When cold therapy machines are used for too long, or are not operated correctly can lead to serious injuries.
Some of the reported or known problems with using some of the cold therapy machines include nerve damage, tissue damage, circulation issues, possible frostbite, gangrene, and even some cases that appeared to be similar to “swamp foot” disease.
Cold Therapy Machines can create injury from temperatures above the freezing point. Temperatures where injuries have happened have even been in the 40-45 degree range.
Brands of Cold Therapy Machines.
Some of the more popular brands used for Cryotherapy include:
Donjoy Ice Cooler.
Polar Care 500 Ice Therapy Machine by Breg Inc
EBIce Cold Therapy Device by EBIce Patient Care Inc.
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