The 3M Bair Hugger is a device that is used on patients to help warm them to regulate their temperature. This device is normally used during hip and knee replacement surgeries, but could be used at other times as well.
3M, the Bair Hugger manufacturer, knew about the potential risk of joint infections linked with the use of their warming blanket machines during many knee and hip surgeries, but did not redesign the Bair Hugger machine to make it safer for the patient.
Actually, lawsuits have stated that 3M attempted to hide and discredit any scientific research that found an increased risk of hip and knee infections with the use of the machine.
In fact, many lawsuits are from patients who underwent hip or knee surgery and left the hospital with serious deep joint infections. In many cases these infections required more surgeries and painful and costly recoveries.
Medical device manufacturers have a duty to develop safe products to health care professionals and patients. It’s not right if 3M and Arizant fail to properly test their machines. And when businesses knowingly market & distribute these dangerous products, it’s only right to hold them accountable for punitive damages.
If you or a loved one believe they suffered injuries from a Bair Hugger device, you could be eligible for lost wages, disability, past & future medical expenses along with pain and suffering. Please contact The Law Office Of Bobby Garcia today. We’re here to help you!