Prolonged exposure to cold therapy, ice machines, recirculating ice coolers, cryotherapy and other forms of cold treatment may cause skin damage, permanent nerve damage, frostbite, and chronic pain to patients. In some cases, this severe damage may even be caused by as little as one (1) hour of continuous contact with a cold therapy unit.
Certain Cold Therapy Units have been the subject of an August 20, 2008 Cold Therapy Machine – Cryotherapy FDA Recall. A case report entitled, Cryotherapy Can Cause Permanent Nerve Damage : A Case Report , was published in the American Journal of Pain Management in April of 2004. The case study describes the cold therapy side effects of a patient who had undergone repetitive and prolonged cryotherapy (application of ice), and cryosurgery (cryoablation).
Cold therapy side effects may include one or more of the following:
Chronic pain and permanent nerve damage resulting from exposure to cold therapy, ice machines, recirculating ice coolers, cryotherapy and other forms of cold treatment are why numerous consumers are filing cold therapy lawsuits. Several manufacturers of cold therapy machines are being investigated for defective crynotherapy equipment and design flaws that may have caused cold therapy injuries to patients. Some if these cold therapy devices include:
Cold therapy lawsuits are being filed by lawyers representing victims injured by these defective products. Cold therapy lawsuits claim that the cold therapy machines were defective in their design by not having adequate safety mechanisms to prevent injury. Cold machine lawsuits also claim these devices fail to adequately warn consumers of the risks involved with extended or prolonged use of their product.
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Poorly designed cold therapy machines may cause permanent skin damage (frost bite), nerve damage, and numerous other serious side effects. Seek immediate medical attention if you are suffering an emergency situation.
If you or someone you know has been severely injured as a result of cold therapy, ice machines, recirculating ice coolers, cryotherapy or other forms of cold treatment, talk to a Cold Therapy Attorney at the Willis Law Firm in Houston for legal advice about a potential cold therapy lawsuit. Please fill out the Free Case Evaluation to the right or call us toll-free at 1-800-883-9858.