Bair Hugger Blanket Overview
The 3M Bair Hugger forced-air warming systems are designed to warm patients following surgery and are commonly used following joint replacement surgery. Unfortunately, some patients using the devices have suffered serious infections.
Why Are Bair Hugger Blanket Lawsuits Being Filed?
Several reports have suggested that the Bair Hugger forced-air warming system can increase your risk of developing serious infections following surgery, including sepsis and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Infections can lead to the need for further surgery, followed by a long and painful recovery. Some patients have lost limbs due to infections.
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Bair Hugger Blanket Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I Find Out If The Bair Hugger Was Used After My Surgery?
The Bair Hugger is used in more than 80 percent of hospitals in the United States. Most people do not know, however, if the device was used in their operations because they were under anesthesia at the time. You will likely need help investigating your medical team's procedures. Our lawyers can examine the medical records and determine if the 3M Bair Hugger system was used following your surgery and whether use of the patient warming system may have caused your infection.
How do I know if I am experiencing an infected hip or knee replacement?
Some key signs of a serious infection include fatigue, fever, chills and night sweats, pain or stiffness in your joints, swelling, warmth or redness around the hip or knee. These infections are often deep joint infections so keep a close eye on your physical condition and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you believe you are experiencing an infection.
How Can Filing A Bair Hugger Blanket Lawsuit Help Me?
An injury lawsuit filed against the Bair Hugger blanket manufacturer can help address the financial repercussions of your injury. Your compensation package may include damages for your medical care, your long-term care needs (i.e., lifestyle and occupational needs since having a limb amputated), pain and suffering, lost income/wages from being unable to work, etc. In cases where you lost a loved one due to an infection, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
How Long Do I Have To File A Bair Hugger Blanket Lawsuit?
Do not wait to discuss your options with an attorney. Many injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means you need to file your claim within two years of your injury. It can take time to gather the documentation and evidence that substantiates your claim and gives you the best chance for maximum compensation. If you are unsure as to whether your injury was caused by a Bair Hugger, talk to us.
How Can Reich & Binstock Help You?
Our lawyers work with medical experts who can build the strongest possible case for you. Because we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, there is no cost to you unless we are successful in helping you recover compensation.
If you have suffered an infection following surgery, call the attorneys at Reich & Binstock at 877-643-3099 for a free initial consultation. You may be entitled to compensation. Our Houston law firm represents patients in Texas and throughout the United States who have been injured by defective medical devices.