Mississippi Bair Hugger Lawsuit Information

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If you have a Bair Hugger joint implant infection, you need to know your legal options.

Bair Hugger Mississippi Lawsuit Information Infection Timeline

Since it was released to the public, forced-air warming systems like Bair Hugger have been the subject of numerous studies that question the safety of the devices. In recent years, the company that owns Bair Hugger, 3M, has been sued by people seeking compensation for their suffering after a joint replacement infection.

1987

Bair Hugger released to the public after receiving clearance from the FDA. This medical device launched is currently manufactured by the 3M Company. 

2010

The inventor of Bair Hugger warned that the device can spread bacteria and lead to infections. He accused the 3M company that sells Bair Hugger of covering this up.

2011

Studies links Bair Hugger to a 3.8x greater risk of sepsis in a joint replacement. The same studies showed joint replacement infections decreased greatly when an alternative was used.

2013

A study documented 2,000x more bacteria in the air near a knee surgery when Bair Hugger was used. That same month, the first lawsuit was filed against 3M on infection from Bair Hugger.

Bair Hugger Attorneys

WHEN YOU’VE BEEN HARMED DUE TO AN INFECTION CAUSED BY BAIR HUGGER PRODUCTS, YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY WHO HAS A PROVEN ABILITY TO GO UP AGAINST HUGE COMPANIES ON BEHALF OF CLIENTS. YOU CANNOT SETTLE FOR ANY ATTORNEY.
  • Rogen K. Chhabra Partner

    Admitted to Practice in all Mississippi State and Federal Courts and in the Supreme Court of Mississippi as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Has appeared before all 8 current Judges in the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission. Successfully represented countless number of injured clients in settlements, trials, and on appeals to the Workers’ Compensation Full Commission and to the Court of Appeals of Mississippi. Served as Municipal Judge for Bentonia, MS since 2010.

  • Darryl M. Gibbs Partner

    Admitted to Practice before all Mississippi State and Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of Mississippi and United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Successfully handled civil personal injury and workers’ compensation claims throughout Mississippi and other states Pro hac vice. Has appeared before all 8 current Judges in the Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Commission. Successfully represented countless number of injured clients in settlements, trials, and on appeals to the Worker’s Compensation Full Commission and to the Court of Appeals of Mississippi.

Risks & Symptoms Associated With Bair Hugger

  • Risks associated with the Bair Hugger warming blanket include Deep Joint Infections, Future Surgeries, Amputation (in serious cases), Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment, As Well As Side Effects Leading To Wrongful Death.

  • Symptoms of a Bair Hugger infection include Fevers, chills and night sweats, Increased fatigue, Pain, Stiffness, Swelling, Warmth and redness around the wound, as well as Wound drainage.

  • If you or a loved one have experienced any of these Infections or Symptoms due to a Bair Hugger product, contact us by filling out the contact form here on our website or calling 877-317-8005.

MISSISSIPPI BAIR HUGGER LAWSUIT INFORMATION FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Bair Hugger products, the risks and symptoms, and what you should do if you find out you are affected by a Bair Hugger infection.

What is Bair Hugger?

Bair Hugger is a forced air surgical warming blanket marketed to prevent regulate patients’ body temperatures during surgery. The system includes the surgical blanket, warming units, and accessories.

How does it work?

During surgery, warm air is forced through a hose that is connected to a disposable blanket that covers the patient, releasing warmed air around the patient’s body. The warm air circulates under the surgical table and back up to the patient before, during, and after surgery.

Why is it dangerous?

When the surgical site is exposed with bacteria from Bair Hugger, dangerous infections spread to the patient’s incision, causing problems such as MRSA and sepsis. These conditions are very difficult to treat, especially when they reside deep in the joints.

What do I do next?

Call us today and we can sort through your medical records to determine if a medical device was the cause of your post-operative infection. We will investigate your case and alleviate as much of the stress and burden from you so you can focus on healing: 877-317-8005

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