Deep joint infections, MRSA, and life-threatening infections are just some of the complications victims of the Bair Hugger warming blanket have suffered.
If you endured a serious infection after a Bair Hugger warming system was used during your surgical procedure, you may be entitled to compensation.
Gordon & Doner is available to help you. With decades of experience fighting for the injured, we offer free legal consultations to determine if you may be eligible to file a 3M Bair Hugger lawsuit.
Warming Blanket Complications
Potential complications from use of the warm air blanket include:
- Increased risk of joint infection
- Additional surgeries
- Antibiotic spacer placed in infected joint
- Physical therapy
- Antibiotic treatment intravenously
- Prolonged hospital stays
If you or someone you love suffered any of above complications after the warming blanket was used during your surgery, you may be entitled to file a 3M Bair Hugger lawsuit. Our experienced team of lawyers can review your claim at no cost to determine your legal options.
Signs and Symptoms of Joint Infection
After a joint replacement surgery, some people develop an infection. It is a serious issue that must be treated with multiple surgeries involving replacing the implant, receiving intravenous antibiotics, and washing out the joints and tissues.
Some symptoms of an infected joint replacement include:
- Warmth and redness around the wound
- Wound drainage
- Increased pain or stiffness in a previously well-functioning joint
- Fevers, chills, and night sweats
If you suspect an infection, contact a medical professional right away. It is important to receive treatment for the infection as soon as possible.
3M Bair Hugger Lawsuits
As of March 2016, more than 150 3M Bair Hugger lawsuits were consolidated into multidistrict litigation in Minnesota.
Lawsuits filed in 2013 and 2014 allege that victims suffered from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and deep joint infections that required more than a dozen additional surgeries. The lawsuits allege that 3M, manufacturer of Bair Hugger warming blankets, was aware of the product risks yet failed to warn patients and doctors.
In 2010, Dr. Augustine, creator of the Bair Hugger warming blanket, stated that his device is dangerous to surgical patients because forced air can recirculate air that has fallen to the surgical room's floor and has become contaminated with bacteria. The airborne contaminants can end up in sterile surgical sites and increase deep joint infection risks.
Gordon & Doner's dedicated team of lawyers can assist you if you have been the victim of a deep joint infection caused by a warm air blanket.
How a 3M Bair Hugger Blanket Lawsuit Could Help You
If you believe your injuries were caused by the warm air blanket, our class action lawyers may be able to help you file a 3M Bair Hugger lawsuit. You may be able to seek compensation for current and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of quality of life, and more.
Our Promise to You
At the law firm of Gordon & Doner, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims like you. With more than 180 years of combined legal experience and thousands of successful settlements and verdicts, we are on your side from start to finish. If you or a loved one developed a deep joint infection after a surgical procedure with a Bair Hugger warming blanket, do not wait another minute to contact us for a free consultation today.