3M Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Increased Infection Risk
Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is actively investigating nationwide deep joint infections caused by the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket used during hip and knee replacement surgeries. We believe the manufacturer knew or should have known, of the increased risks of deep joint infections from the use of the Bair Hugger device. The device is used extensively during hip and knee replacement surgeries. Unfortunately, many patients have developed deep joint infections, following procedures where this device was used. The Defective Medical Device Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are investigating cases where orthopedic patients developed a deep joint infection, such as MRSA or Sepsis, following a hip or knee replacement surgery. There has not been a recall of the Bair Hugger warming blankets, at least not yet. However, Bair Hugger Lawsuit claims have already been filed on behalf of affected patients and their families.
These infections may result in:
- Revision or Removal surgery
- Non-Removal debridement or Irrigation
- Suppressive Antibiotic Therapy
- Multiple Revision or Removal Surgeries
Investigations are ongoing regarding the manufacturer’s possible concealment of certain scientific and/or empirical data regarding serious infections that orthopedic patients developed following surgery where a Bair Hugger warming blanket was used. The Bair Hugger warming blanket uses forced-air to help maintain a patient’s body temperature throughout the surgical procedure. The Bair Hugger blanket was believed to reduce bleeding and shorten recovery time. However, this dangerous side effect has emerged and overshadowed many of the perceived benefits of the device. Some patients have already filed a Bair Hugger Lawsuit claim.
Certain patients are at an increased risk of developing deep joint infections, following a knee or hip replacement surgery. Certain risk factors include:
- Weakened Immune System
The warming blanket pushes forced-air through a hose into the blanket, which is placed over the patient. The warm air covers the patient’s entire body and is also released under the table. The air which is discharged under the table can cause germs and bacteria to land on the patient’s open, surgical wound, causing deep joint infections, such as sepsis or MRSA.
Why Should I Hire Nadrich & Cohen, LLP?
Our law firm and our partners are investigating Bair Hugger side effect claims throughout the country. We plan on bringing individual lawsuits on behalf of each of our side effect victims. For over 25 years, our attorneys have been pursuing defective medical device and dangerous drug claims on behalf of patients and their loved ones. We have 26 offices throughout California and we pursue Bair Hugger Lawsuit claims throughout the country. We are contingency lawyers and only charge a fee if a recovery is made.
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