Bair Hugger device lawsuits are being filed throughout the United States against the device maker, 3M. Recently, there have been growing concerns over complications caused by Bair Hugger warming blankets, which are surgical blankets used to regulate patients body temperature during surgeries.The warming blanket works by using a micron filter to gently force warm air through the Bair Hugger blanket. Additionally, the blankets make use of pressure points on the patient’s body to prevent pressure sores and burns in certain at risk areas. This type of warming blanket has been in use in the United States since 1988. Today, over 80% of U.S. hospitals use the Bair Hugger technology.
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.
The blankets have allegedly caused a number of serious health complications in patients who have underwent hip replacement, knee replacement, and installment of artificial heart valves. Complications include the risk of serious infection, including joint infection, soft tissue infection, bacterial infection, MRSA and sepsis.
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