More than 150 lawsuits have been filed against 3M, manufacturer of the Bair Hugger warming blanket, alleging that this product caused patients to suffer severe complications like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and deep joint infections after their surgical procedures.
If you contracted a dangerous infection after a surgical procedure in which doctors used a Bair Hugger warming blanket, you may be able to file a Bair Hugger infection lawsuit and recover compensation for the damages you suffered.
The Nye Law Group’s defective medical device attorneys are always available to review your claim and discuss your rights. We have a long, successful record of fighting for the rights of those injured by negligent or intentional actions.
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Dangers of Bair Hugger Systems
Bair Hugger warming blankets are used on a regular basis at hospitals across the country. One estimate is that 80 percent of hospitals in the country have these products, which have been used more than 160 million times.
They are often used during knee and hip replacement surgeries, but many patients have filed lawsuits after suffering deep joint infections. Deep joint infections are a serious health issue and victims often require further treatment, including:
- Surgery to replace infected implants
- Washing out tissues
- Intravenous antibiotics
- Placing antibiotic spacers in infected joints
Suffering a joint infection increases your risk for another joint infection. In severe cases, joint infections are so bad that patients have to have limbs amputated to avoid further complications.
If you had joint replacement surgery and medical professionals used a Bair Hugger warming blanket, watch for these symptoms of an infected joint:
- Drainage from the wound
- Redness surrounding the wound
- Fever, chills or night sweats
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, there is a good chance that you suffered an infection. Seek medical treatment immediately, because, with an infection, the sooner you get treatment the better your prognosis will be.
Your next step is to contact the experienced class action attorneys from The Nye Law Group to determine your legal options. We might be able to file a Bair Hugger infection lawsuit to obtain compensation for the various expenses and the pain and suffering you have experienced.
At The Nye Law Group, we are exclusively focused on defending the rights of those injured by another’s negligence. We will work tirelessly to provide the highest quality legal representation so that the entities that caused you harm are held accountable.
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Bair Hugger Lawsuits
In addition to allegations that Bair Hugger warming systems caused infections, lawsuits filed in 2013 and 2014 claim that 3M knew about the risks of these systems but did not warn doctors and patients about it.
The lawsuits claim that Bair Hugger systems can cause contaminated air from the floor of surgical rooms to be recirculated near surgical sites, increasing the risk of an infection. For example, a lawsuit filed in Texas alleges that the product “kicked up” bacteria on the floor of the surgical room.
In 2010, the creator of the Bair Hugger warming blanket, Dr. Augustine, gave a very similar explanation about why his product is dangerous to surgical patients.
Call 855-856-4212 today to find out if you can file a Bair Hugger infection lawsuit.
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Treating a deep joint infection could require additional surgeries, prolonged stays at the hospital and physical therapy. The cost of these different treatments and procedures can quickly add up and can be difficult for people to afford.
That is why you should contact The Nye Law Group’s skilled attorneys to find out if you can file a Bair Hugger infection lawsuit to recover compensation for your expenses. You might also be able to obtain compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced and lost wages for missed time at work.
Our defective product attorneys have secured fair compensation for many victims of defective products. We work hard to help our clients receive the compensation they need to ease the financial burden caused by their injuries.
Your initial consultation is absolutely free and you will not be charged attorney’s fees unless we are successful.
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