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Helping Clients with Their Bair Hugger™ Warming Blanket Injury Claim

3M™, the manufacturer of the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket, is facing multiple lawsuits as a result of a study that links use of the device to patients’ onset of deep joint infection after a knee replacement or hip replacement procedure. If you or a loved one have been injured by the Bair Hugger™ Warming Blanket, get in touch with our Pennsylvania defective medical device lawyers.

As one of the largest firms in the area, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has the resources to effectively pursue cases against large medical device manufacturers. In fact, we are one of the only firms in the area to handle mass torts. Join with us in the pursuit of just compensation for your injuries. We are available 24/7 and have offices in Lancaster, Carlisle, Harrisburg, York, and Hanover.

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What Is a Forced Air Warming (FAW) Blanket? How Does It Work?

Patients have far better outcomes to their surgeries if they are kept warm during the procedure. To achieve that goal without overly heating the operating room, the warming blanket was developed. Forced air blankets work by pumping heated air through chambers in the blanket to keep the patient warm. The Bair Hugger Warming Blanket is the most commonly used in hospitals today.

How Does the Bair Hugger Blanket Cause an Infection?

When in use, the Bair Hugger expels excess heated air below the surgery table, it stirs up germs and contaminants below the table and the blanket. The machine also sucks up this mixture of contaminants and disperses them into the blanket, and around the surgery site. During knee replacement or hip replacement surgeries, bacteria and other contaminants enter the surgery wound and cause a deep joint infection such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). So far, one patient has had to have his leg amputated at the knee as a result of a deep joint infection linked to a Bair Hugger warming blanket.

How Do We Know These Infections Are Linked to the Warming Blankets?

The Bone & Joint Journal released in which they measured contaminants during a mock procedure, using a mannequin under a warming blanket. What they found was there were up to 2,000 more contaminant particles dispersed around the surgery wound. The study concluded that patients face a 74% increased risk of infection when a warming blanket is used during surgery.

Has Anything Been Done to Remedy This?

No. In fact, the inventor of the Bair Hugger blanket himself warned 3M about the risk of infection in 2010. This means 3M knew the risks, but did nothing to modify the blanket’s design or use. This is why we are now accepting individual claims against 3M for anyone who developed a joint infection after knee replacement surgery or a hip replacement procedure. We have a team of attorneys who want to hold this manufacturer responsible for the way they knowingly put patients at risk of infection.

Pursue Compensation with Our Pennsylvania Defective Medical Device Lawyers' Help

The experienced defective medical device attorneys of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP are now offering a free case evaluation to anyone who developed an infection after a knee replacement procedure or hip replacement surgery. Because of the popularity of the Bair Hugger warming blanket’s use during these surgeries, there is a very good chance one of these devices was used during your surgery. We want to help you receive the compensation you deserve for this manufacturer’s carelessness.

Contact Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC to get started on your free case evaluation.

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