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3M Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blankets Lawsuits

Jordan L. Chaikin

3M Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blankets Lawsuits: Deep Joint Infections

Our firm is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed infections related to the use of 3M Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming blankets during surgical procedures. The Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket is used to maintain a normal body temperature during orthopedic surgeries, such as knee, hip, shoulder, and spine procedures. However, evidence suggests that these devices may be linked to deep joint infections occurring one year after surgery. In some cases, this prompts the need for revision surgeries or even the need for amputation.

If you or someone you know developed a deep joint infection following the use of a Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket, contact Parker Waichman LLP today.

Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Devices Linked to Infections

Forced-air warming blankets such as the Bair Hugger, manufactured by 3M, have been the subject of debate regarding their association with increased infection risks and the introduction of contaminants into the site of surgery. The inventor of Bair Hugger, Dr. Scott D. Augustine, has said that the device poses a risk of bacterial infection. He has spoken about these risks at professional events and has been involved in studies showing that the Bair Hugger may lead to infection.

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3M Sued over Bair Hugger Injuries

In 2013, a lawsuit was filed against 3M alleging that use of the Bair Hugger during a hip replacement surgery caused an infection. The suit was filed on behalf of a Texas man who underwent the procedure in March 2011. He alleges that he needed 15 additional surgeries, including one to remove the device; he is seeking $1 million in compensation for damages. When the Bair Hugger was used during the operation, the air picked up contaminants as it was discharged beneath the surgical table and then was recirculated into the joint, the lawsuit alleges.

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If you or a loved one developed an infection after a 3M Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming blanket was used, you may have valuable legal rights. For more information, fill out our online form or contact us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).



 

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Woman Alleges Bair Hugger Surgical Blanket Caused Burn Injuries

Nov 21, 2016
3M Sued over Burn Injuries, Allegedly Caused by Bair Hugger Surgical Warming Blanket 3M is facing another lawsuit alleging injuries from its Bair Hugger forced-air surgical warming blanket. Unlike most other personal injury claims alleging the Bair Hugger caused infections, however, this particular lawsuit alleges burn injuries. The Bair Hugger is a blanket used in over 80 percent of hospitals in the United States during surgery; it is used to combat the drop in temperature that comes with...

3M Faces More than 800 Bair Hugger Lawsuits, MDL Conference Scheduled

Nov 11, 2016
Bair Hugger Lawsuit Update: 800 Cases Filed, Conference on Nov. 17, 2016 Lawsuits alleging deep joint infections from the Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket are consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. The next status conference in the Bair-Hugger MDL is scheduled for Nov. 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. CST. The litigation continues to move forward, as cases continue to mount. According to an update issued by the U.S....

3M Faces More than 800 Bair Hugger Lawsuits, MDL Conference Scheduled

Nov 11, 2016
Bair Hugger Lawsuit Update: 800 Cases Filed, Conference on Nov. 17, 2016 Lawsuits alleging deep joint infections from the Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket are consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. The next status conference in the Bair-Hugger MDL is scheduled for Nov. 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. CST. The litigation continues to move forward, as cases continue to mount. According to an update issued by the U.S....

PreTrial Order Issued In Bair Hugger Warming Blanket MDL

Oct 19, 2016
Lawsuit for Bair Hugger Warmer System There are nearly 700 lawsuits in the Bair Hugger forced air warmer system multidistrict litigation (MDL) that has been organized in the United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Lawsuit allegations include that the Bair Hugger leads to severe infections. The court just approved use of a "Plaintiff Fact Sheet" in its pretrial Order. Current plaintiffs must complete the Fact Sheet within 90 days. Future plaintiffs and plaintiffs whose...

Maryland Man Claims Bair Hugger System Led to MRSA Infection

Sep 28, 2016
Bair Hugger Warming System Lawsuit A lawsuit was recently filed against 3M Company claiming that their Bair Hugger warming device was defectively designed and caused a Baltimore man severe and permanent damage. The plaintiff had knee replacement surgery in 2013 when the Bair Hugger device was used. During the surgery, contaminants were introduced into the open surgical wound which led directly to the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, claims the lawsuit. The...

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