Bair Hugger Lawsuit
Skilled Dangerous Medical Device Attorneys
The Bair Hugger device is designed to keep patient’s temperatures at safe levels during orthopedic surgery by the use of a warming unit with an inflatable blanket that circulates the air in the operating room. This device, called a “forced air warming device”, creates a warm current of air that picks up contaminants and germs off of the floor, depositing them directly into the orthopedic surgery incision site, causing an infection in the knee or hip implant site.
If you or a loved one have developed an infection after an orthopedic hip or knee replacement surgery, that infection may have been caused by a Bair Hugger forced air warming device used in the operating room. To find out if you or your loved one’s infection was caused by a Bair Hugger forced air warming device in the operating room, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Heard Law Firm, PLLC. Our trial attorneys can thoroughly investigate the circumstances around your surgery and work to hold the device manufacturer, 3M, responsible for the injuries you have sustained. Our dangerous medical device lawyer team shares 59 years of experience and has successfully gone up against many large medical device manufacturers.
Contact Heard Law Firm, PLLC today for a free consultation regarding your case.
Infections Caused by Bair Hugger
Bair Hugger patients have been shown by some studies to develop more deep-joint infections than electric blanket patients.
- In some cases, deep joint infections can lead to the following:
- Implant revision surgery
- Permanent disability
- Hospitalization for surgical antibiotic therapy or corrective surgeries
Even the inventor of the device, Dr. Scott Augustine, is an active protester of the device’s use in hospitals after his studies uncovered the dangerous links between Bair Hugger and deep joint infection.