Recently, Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket devices from 3M Co. have been linked to increased rates of serious prosthetic joint infection and deep joint infection. Used in the operating room to keep patients warm before and during surgery, the devices have been connected with increased contaminant circulation leading to infection. Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton is currently accepting cases involving total hip or knee replacement or resurfacing patients who were implanted with a prosthetic joint prior to 2009, required subsequent revision surgery, and developed a severe infection requiring surgical intervention following the use of a Bair Hugger device.
COMMON CONSEQUENCES OF SEVERE JOINT INFECTION
Both severe prosthetic joint infection and deep joint infection have serious, long-lasting consequences.
Treatment for such infections can be costly, life-altering, and may include any of the following:
- Surgical intervention
- Long-term IV antibiotics
- Infection disease/wound specialty care
Certain individuals are more susceptible to post-surgery infection, including those who have diabetes, compromised immune systems, are smokers, or are morbidly obese. However, if you are an otherwise healthy individual who suffered a serious infection after the use of a Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket device, you may be entitled to just compensation to assist with associated damages.
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At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, we believe that you shouldn’t have to suffer the aftermath of a defective medical device on your own. Our firm has been helping good people fight for their legal rights for over 130 years. We offer compassionate guidance and steadfast representation for clients from all walks of life. Our dangerous and defective medical device lawyers have been recognized for their groundbreaking settlements and jury verdicts, and our firm has been named one of the premier plaintiffs’ firms in the country by The National Law Journal. If you or your loved one suffered harm or injury as a result of a defective or dangerous medical device, including the Bair Hugger, we are prepared to fight for the fair recovery and justice you deserve.