Florida Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Infection Attorneys

Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Infection

If you have developed any post-surgery complications or infections after using a Bair Hugger warming blanket, then our Florida Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to help you pursue legal action against the manufacturer of these devices, 3M.

Physicians and surgeons have concerns about the use of Bair Hugger warming blankets after surgeries due to a higher risk of contamination leading to deep joint infections and other life-threatening complications. Patients that have used these blankets and have developed a serious infection, especially those that have had joint replacement surgery, should contact us as soon as possible.

Our Florida Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Infection Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are currently taking on these cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will pay zero legal fees for our services unless we are able to recover a financial award on your behalf. We have a proven track record of success and will stop at nothing to fight for you. Call us now at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a FREE case evaluation.

We can Help You File a Have a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuit

Our Florida Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Infection Attorneys at Whittel & Melton work to help you. If you have been harmed post-op after using an air warming blanket, then we urge you to act fast and seek a free legal consultation from us. We can offer you sound legal advice and help ease your worries about what to do next and how to tackle climbing medical bills and other costs.

Types of Compensation from a Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuit:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitative costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Funeral costs
  • Other expenses related to the injuries suffered

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or other complications after using a Bair Hugger warming blanket, please contact our Florida Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Infection Attorneys at Whittel & Melton today. We strongly recommend that you do not delay in seeking legal help as our experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers can speak to you right away about your claim. Call us now at 866-608-5529.

Infection Risk After Using a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket

The Bair Hugger warming blanket entered the market in 1988 and has been used by hospitals nationwide to treat more than 180 million people. The problem is that multiple studies have now confirmed that forced air warming posing a higher risk of contamination to surgical sites.

Potential risks of a Bair Hugger warming blanket:

  • Amputations
  • Bacterial infections
  • Longer hospitalizations for patients
  • Additional surgeries for patients
  • Higher risk of developing a joint infection
  • Physical therapy needed by patients
  • Intravenous antibiotic treatment needed by patients
  • Patient developing the super-bug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – which is extremely hard to treat
  • Wrongful death

How the Air Warming System Works

A forced air warming blanket (FAW), like the Bair Hugger warming system circulates warm air through a hose into a blanket that covers a patient. The blankets utilize pressure points to keep surgical patients warm by regulating their body temperature. These are often used after a variety of different surgeries, including hip and knee replacement surgeries.

The operating rooms in hospitals are designed with a special air-flow system to push cool air down and draw it away through return air inlets so that bacteria and other contaminants are kept out of the surgical field. The studies conducted have found that the Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket may disrupt these special airflow systems and actually increase the number of contaminants over the surgical site.

Dr. Scott Augustine Inventor or Bair Hugger Confirms Blanket Dangers

Dr. Scott Augustine is an anesthesiologist who invented the Bair Hugger warming blanket that was approved by the FDA in 1988. In 2010, the doctor confirmed his blanket was hazardous as it could pull contaminants off the surgical floor and deposit them into sterile surgical sites, increasing the risk of surgical patients developing deep joint infections. Dr. Augustine has asked hospitals to stop using the blankets and is currently working on inventing an alternative.

Symptoms of Joint Infections:

  • Fatigue
  • Body chills and fever
  • Wound drainage
  • Swelling of surgery site
  • Warmth or redness around the surgery site
  • Increase in stiffness
  • Pain in joint

If you or a loved one has suffered any of the above symptoms, then it is imperative to consult with your doctor immediately and get the proper treatment.

Contact Us Now – 866-608-5529

If you suffered a deep-tissue infection after being treated with the Bair Hugger warming blanket, then please know that you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our Florida Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Infection Attorneys at Whittel & Melton now for assistance with your legal representation.

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