A man is seeking damages from the maker of the Bair Hugger warming blanket and other parties, alleging that he sustained a serious joint infection that left him permanently disabled as a result of the warming blanket being used in his hip surgery. Other affected patients may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation against device makers with the assistance of a Mississippi Bair Hugger Attorney.
If you or a loved one developed a severe infection after undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery, a heart procedure, or some other type of surgery, contact Attorney Group for Mississippi to learn more. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Mississippi Bair Hugger lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Lawsuit: Infection Led To 15 Additional Surgeries
The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff suffered from a severe joint infection and related complications due to the use of a Bair Hugger warming blanket during his surgery. The Pioneer Press reports that the joint infection necessitated 15 additional surgeries, including the eventual removal of the joint, and the patient was left permanently disabled. He is now seeking damages from the maker of the device, its parent company and one of its sales representatives.
Details of the lawsuit allege that the Bair Hugger warming blanket circulated heated air that was contaminated with bacteria, thereby exposing the surgical site to infection. The makers of the device maintain that its ability to hold patients’ body temperatures constant during surgery actually lowers the risk of various complications, including infections. However, the inventor of the Bair Hugger has expressed concerns about its safety and at least five peer-reviewed studies suggest that the device may promote deep joint infections, the website reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable for injuries that may result.
Patients who suffered severe infections from a Bair Hugger warming blanket may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from their infection, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe infections from Bair Hugger warming blankets, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the device, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Mississippi Bair Hugger lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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