Bair Hugger is a surgical warming system. The Bair Hugger blanket keeps a patient’s temperature close to normal during orthopedic surgery, which helps reduce bleeding and improves recovery time. However, these warming systems have been connected with an increased risk of joint infection. The allegations are that the manufacturer, 3M, was aware of these risks, but misrepresented the Bair Hugger system as safe. Additionally, 3M failed to warn healthcare providers of this forced-air warming system’s infection risk.
If you suffered an infection and you believe that it is connected to use of the Bair Hugger Surgical Warming System, you do not have to face this situation on your own. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our experienced legal team knows just what it takes to aggressively defend those who have been harmed by dangerous medical devices, and we want to put this experience to work fighting for you. Learn more about what we are prepared to do to help you by calling our offices today at (414) 271-0900.