Bair Hugger Device Removal Lawsuits
Commonly asked questions about bear hugger device removal:
- What are Bair Hugger devices?
- Why is device removal necessary?
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Bair Hugger Lawsuit?
- Can I file a Bair Hugger Warming blanket lawsuit?
- Our no-fee promise on Bair Hugger warming blanket cases
- How do I start a Bair Hugger warming blanket claim?
What Are Bair Hugger Devices?
Bair Hugger warming blankets are often used in long surgeries such as total knee and hip replacement procedures.
The purpose of the blanket is to continually push warm air over the patient’s body to avoid the risk of the patient developing hypothermia. However, it is now believed that these forced air warming blankets are to blame for spreading contaminated air from the floor of the operating room into open the surgical sites. This can lead to serious infection in the surgical area that can develop and worsen days after the surgery.
Why Is Device Removal Necessary?
When infections occur, sometimes it is necessary for doctors to remove the implanted knee or hip device from the infected area. Removing replacement joint components due to infection requires an additional surgery and hospital stay.
An additional procedure comes with its own set of risks, and another stay at the hospital can result in significant bills and lost income from time off work. Furthermore, their may be additional procedures and hospital time required to install a new component, once the infection has been treated.
Lawsuits against Bair Hugger will seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and any additional care needed.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Bair Hugger Lawsuit?
The 3M Bair Hugger is a force hot air warming blanket, used primarily to help maintain a patient’s body temperature during surgery. The 3M Bair Hugger pushes warm air through a flexible hose into a blanket draped over a patient.
However, warming blankets can recirculate contaminated air over a patient’s body, including over an open surgical site. This may result in infections like MRSA or sepsis.
In particular, patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery are at risk of infections deep in the joint, which is very difficult to treat.
Complications from these infections include hospitalization, implant revision surgery, limited mobility, permanent disability, amputation and death.
To file a Bair Hugger Lawsuit, the following criteria must be met:
- Underwent total hip or total knee replacement
- Surgery occurred after September 9, 2010
- Infection occurred within one year of the hip or knee replacement
- Infection was so severe that it resulted in the eventual removal of the initial hip or knee replacement device
Can I File A Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a Bair Hugger warming blanket.
Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
Our No-Fee Promise on Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
How Do I Start A Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Claim?
Our Bair Hugger warming blanket lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuit claims.