Bair Hugger Heat Blanket Litigation Continues to Grow Into the New Year
According to a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Update released on January 17th, the number of 3M Bair Hugger injury claims has increased from 939 in December 15, 2016, to 1,105.
The Bair Hugger surgical blanket, originally manufactured by Arizant …
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Hip and Knee Surgery Lawsuits Selected for Bair Hugger Bellwether Trial Pool https://t.co/MLyyjLGh4b
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Bair Hugger Litigation Chooses Bellwether Process
Called the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket, the device is designed to regulate body temperature during surgery, which can decrease bleeding risks and reduce recovery time.
The device is a blanket with holes draped over the body.
An air pump forces air …
Surgery patients blame blanket-type device for extreme infections
The device he is referring to is called a Bair Hugger.
The Bair Hugger works like a blanket, keeping the body warm during anesthesia, because anesthesia drugs lower body temperature.
Low temperatures during surgery can increase your chance of infection …
Bair Hugger Hip and Knee Infection Lawsuits Selected for Final Bellwether Trial Pool
The federal court overseeing coordinated pretrial proceedings for hundreds of hip and knee infection lawsuits involving the 3M Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket has selected eight individual cases for the proceeding’s first bellwether trials …
Bair Hugger Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Schedules June Conference as Deep Joint Infection Claims Exceed
All of the Bair Hugger lawsuits pending in the District of Minnesota were filed on behalf of hip and knee replacement patients who allegedly developed post-operative deep joint infections related to the use of the forced air warmer blanket during their …
Could Opening An Operating Room Door During Surgeries Increase Infection Risk?
Some believe this repetitive movement could increase a patient’s risk of developing an infection, and plaintiffs in the Bair Hugger litigation believe they are particularly at risk.
The study found, on average, the operating room door is opened 71 …