Bair Hugger Multidistrict Litigation
The Bair Hugger forced-air warming device was invented in the 1980s to keep patients warm while undergoing surgery in chilly operating rooms. The idea was that heated air would flow from a warming unit through a hose into a blanket, keeping the patient’s body warm. Most hospitals in the U.S. use forced-air warming and Bair Hugger is a leader in the market. It has made its manufacturers, Arizant and 3M, vast amounts of money.
There is a theory, however, that many patients developed very serious deep joint infections resulting from the Bair Hugger’s defective design. These infections sometimes develop in patients who underwent joint-related surgeries, especially those for the hip and knee replacements.
These infections are often exceptionally difficult to treat, require aggressive antibiotic regimens, result in multiple additional surgeries, and lead to other serious health conditions, including amputations and death.
The serious nature of these infections and the alleged dangerous defects in the Bair Hugger system has led to the establishment of Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in federal court in Minnesota.
Hollis Legal Solutions, PLLC, was one of the first Mississippi law firms to represent claimants in the Minnesota MDL.
How Do I File A Bair Hugger claim in the MDL?
Attorney Scott Hollis is handling dozens of Bair Hugger cases against 3M and Arizant in the Minnesota MDL. Hollis Legal Solutions is working with injured clients around the country, as well as those located in DeSoto County and northern Mississippi.
If you suffered a serious, post-surgical infection following your surgical procedure and you think a Bair Hugger forced-air warming device might have been used during your initial surgery, please contact Scott Hollis immediately.