Lawsuits are still being filed against the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket as new medical studies are being performed.
Patients from all over the country are filing Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits after having surgery where the warming blanket was used and getting an infection. They allege that their infections were caused by the use of a Bair Hugger warming blanket during surgery. During certain procedures such as hip or knee replacement surgery, a Bair Hugger warming blanket may have been used to regulate the temperature of a patient while under anesthesia. Patients are alleging that the Bair Hugger warming blanket caused infections by circulating contaminated air into the surgical site and are continuously discovering that they may have been harmed by the warming blanket.
Are There Any Recent Bair Hugger Lawsuits?
Yes. Patients who had surgery sometimes do not even know that the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used because they were under anesthesia. Moreover, it is unclear whether patients were adequately warned of the risks of using the warming blanket. They are now filing lawsuits.
A recent case was filed in July 2015. The patient, Renny Schackmann, had hip revision surgery in May 2013 where the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used. Afterwards, he sustained a severe infection which required six additional surgeries and was left barely able to walk. He hired lawyers to file a lawsuit on his behalf in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The lawsuit alleges that the Bair Hugger warming blanket introduced bacteria into the surgical site and caused a serious Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. In addition, the lawsuit claims that the manufacturers concealed their knowledge of the Bair Hugger warming blanket’s unreasonably dangerous risks. As a result, his lawyers are demanding monetary compensation in excess of $75,000 for medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of wages.
Do I Still Have Time To File A Claim?
Yes. As of September 2015, at least 14 other cases have been filed and are waiting to be resolved in the court system. In addition, new medical studies regarding the use of the Bair Hugger warming blanket are being conducted. More Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits might be filed when the results of these tests are released. Taking timely action is important to your case and you can do so now.