Claims Facing Bair Hugger

The number of lawsuits filed against Bair Hugger Therapy is increasing as time goes by. Though none have yet settled or gone to trial, it does not mean attorneys are not hard at work seeking justice. If you, or someone you love, has experienced severe side effects due to the negligence of these manufacturers,...

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Those who have used Bair Hugger have had deep joint infections, resulting in:

  • Hospitalization
  • Permanent Disability
  • Implant Revision Surgery
  • Amputation
  • Death
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3M develops and releases Bair Hugger into the marketplace
Dr. Scott D. Augustine, inventor of Bair Hugger, discovers risk of infection when using the product, and advises hospitals to stop using the machine
According to the Bone & Joint Journal, a significant increase in deep joint infection is reported in forced air-warming (FAW) patients
A man from Texas filed a lawsuit in March, claiming 3M’s product caused his damaging joint infection
In August, Anesthesia & Anagesia conducted a study, stating that more research is required for FAW and contamination-sensitive surgeries
After suffering a severe infection leading to leg amputation, a patient filed a federal lawsuit in Kansas

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What Is Bair Hugger And How Does It Work?

Bair Hugger is a forced-air warming (FAW) blanket used in surgery to supply warm air to patients. This medical device is used to regulate a patient's body temperature in order to prevent hypothermia by gently forcing air evenly throughout the blanket. The Bair Hugger blankets are disposable to reduce risks of infection while covering patients before, during, and after...

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Information on the Lawsuits Against 3M's Bair Hugger

Even though the studies did not directly relate infections to Bair Hugger blankets, numerous patients have filed lawsuits against 3M and Arizant, the device’s manufacturers, after developing infections. These lawsuits claim that 3M knew of the infection risks, but did not warn healthcare professionals of those possibilities. Patients also claim that both manufacturing...

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Do You Know Someone Suffering An Infection From Bair Hugger?

If you, or someone you know, has developed an infection from using a Bair Hugger forced-air warming unit, seek legal assistance. Attorneys are currently accepting claims from patients who have...

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Further Reading on Filed Cases

Tommy Walton, had 15 required surgeries with Bair Hugger Therapy, including one involving the removal of his hip implant. He now has a permanently damaged leg, and deep joint infection. As a result, he has filed a lawsuit against 3M, Arizant, and a sales representative in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, seeking more than $1 million in damages.

After developing a deep joint infection, resulting from a Bair Hugger device used...

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