A Bair Hugger infection lawyer notes that a woman on whom a warming blanket was used during knee surgery is suing the manufacturer of the device, alleging that the device was the cause of the MRSA infection she subsequently developed. The woman is seeking punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages for various complications that she suffered as a result of the alleged Bair Hugger infection. Other affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue claims by filing a Bair Hugger lawsuit.
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Claim: Blood Transfusions, Skin Grafts, and Prolonged Home Care Needed After Infection
A woman who developed a potentially life-threatening infection after undergoing knee surgery after a Bair hugger warming blanket was used in her procedure, filed a lawsuit against 3M and Arizant Healthcare Inc., the makers of the device. The lawsuit claims that the Bair Hugger blanket, which is a forced air warming system that is used to help patients maintain healthy body temperatures after surgery, blew contaminants into the plaintiff’s surgical wound. This allegedly caused the woman to develop an MRSA infection, as The Madison Record reports.
One of the defendants, 3M Company, maintains that the Bair Hugger does not cause joint infections or put patients at enhanced risk for these infections. However, the plaintiff claims that 3M and Arizant Healthcare are liable for the MRSA infection and the associated complications, which necessitated hospitalization, multiple revision surgeries, blood transfusions, skin grafts, and prolonged home care. She now is seeking punitive and compensatory damages, along with a trial by jury, the website reported.
How a Bair Hugger Infection 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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