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Commonly asked questions about MRSA infections:

Why Are MRSA Infections Dangerous?

Bair Hugger warming blankets have made headlines recently for lawsuits that have been filed alleging the medical device increases the risk of serious infection in patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

One of the more serious infections associated with these devices is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA infections. These types of infections are caused by a strain of staph bacteria.

They are particularly dangerous because they resist common antibiotic treatment and often require additional treatments and procedures to eliminate. If not identified and treated, MRSA infections can be fatal.

Health Care Associated MRSA Infections

The most common way MRSA infections are contracted is in hospitals and health care clinics. These infections are known as health care associated MRSA infections, or HA-MRSA infections. Typically, these occur from invasive procedures, such as joint replacement surgeries. HA-MRSA lawsuits can be filed against the hospital, doctors, or devices manufactures that caused the infection. In the case of Bair Hugger warming blankets, lawsuits are filed against 3M, the makers of the device, for failing to produce a safe and reliable device.

What Are Symptoms Of MRSA?

MRSA infections can cause serious health risks if the infection spreads to other areas of the body. Generally, MRSA infections begin as small, red dots resembling pimples on the skin. However, when the infection is located in a surgical site, these visual symptoms are sometimes not present. If not identified, MRSA infections can spread to other areas of the body, including:

  • Bloodstream
  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Bones
  • Other joints

When MRSA infections spread to vital organs, life-threatening complications can arise.

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 MRSA Infection Lawsuit?

Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about suffered a MRSA infection from 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 MRSA Infection Cases

You can afford to have our great team of Bair Hugger 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:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. 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.

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