During surgery, it’s quite common for a patient’s core body temperature to drop dramatically and dangerously. Keeping patients warm while under anesthesia is thus a significant concern for hospitals and surgical teams.
3M’s Bair Hugger product is supposed to do just that. It’s a forced air, single-use warming blanket that is wrapped around a patient during surgery. It keeps the patient’s body temperature at a safe level.
However, there’s growing evidence that the Bair Hugger also poses a significant danger to patients. In case after case, patients who’ve been wrapped in the Bair Hugger have suffered dangerous, deep joint infections.
Research indicates that the Bair Hugger can circulate airborne contaminants, which is a serious problem in a supposedly sterile surgical setting.
Our defective drug and medical device lawyers are monitoring the situation with the 3M Bair Hugger. We welcome phone calls and inquiries from patients and their families if the patient has suffered a deep joint infection after being wrapped in the Bair Hugger during surgery.
If you want to speak to our experienced defective products lawyers about your Bair Hugger concerns, please call Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation. We are located in Atlanta, Georgia.