Bair Hugger Recall Information
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has not yet issued a recall for the Bair Hugger surgical warming blankets despite the fact that the devices have been linked to serious medical complications.
The FDA continues to investigate ongoing claims that the devices create a serious risk for infection that can lead to additional complications.
Although Bair Hugger warming blankets have not been recalled, you can still pursue a lawsuit against if you or a loved one has suffered complications caused by the device. You may be entitled to compensation. Settlements in Bair Hugger lawsuits will include compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, disability, lost income, and psychological harm.
Our dangerous medical device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about has suffered infection during surgery from a Bair Hugger warming blanket. Lawsuits will be filed against the device maker, 3M, for failing to produce a safe and reliable medical device. Patients and their families seeking compensation for their injuries should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
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
Our Bair Hugger Lawyers Can Help
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.
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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
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- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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Start Your 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) 280-4722 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.