Report: Man Seeks Class-Action Status in Bair Hugger Case

A Bair Hugger lawyer notes that a lawsuit alleges that flaws in the design of the device may have caused a man to suffer a joint infection and various related complications. According to news reports, the man is pursuing class-action status for the lawsuit that he filed against the makers of the Bair Hugger warming blanket in 2015. Other affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue claims by filing a Bair Hugger lawsuit.

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Lawsuits Claim Post-Surgical Joint Infections

A man who reportedly suffered serious injuries as a result of being treated with the Bair Hugger warming blanket after surgery is now suing the makers of the device and requesting class-action status for the suit. According to the The Memphis Daily News, a lawsuit alleges that the man developed a joint infection after knee replacement surgery, and he was consequently forced to undergo several revision procedures. In his complaint, he contends that the design of the Bair Hugger blanket, which directs potentially contaminated air from the operating room toward the surgical site, led to these complications.

The device’s producer continues to deny a connection between its product and post-surgical joint infections. However, various other lawsuits make assertions that are similar to the man’s claim, and the inventor of the Bair Hugger has even warned that the device can cause serious joint infections. Given The 3M Co.’s potential knowledge of this alleged risk, the man is seeking significant punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages, the website reported.

How a Bair Hugger Lawyer Can Help

Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by defective medical devices may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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