Did you or a loved one suffer a deep joint infection after surgery using a Bair Hugger warming blanket? Did you receive a mail about a class action settlement concerning Bair Hugger deep joint infection? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.
What Is Bair Hugger deep joint infection lawsuit?
3M has been hit with Bair Hugger lawsuits alleging the forced-air heating blanket caused surgery patients to contract infections from germs picked up in the operating room and circulated by the device.
Plaintiffs allege 3M was aware of the risk of dangerous complications associated with the Bair Hugger since at least 2009, but continued to market the device as safe. The lawsuits claim that patients suffered severe joint infections due to the use of the Bair Hugger during surgery. To treat the infection, these plaintiffs allegedly had to undergo multiple surgeries and have the joint implant removed. One plaintiff said he had to have his leg amputated after using the Bair Hugger.
What Is This Class Action All About?
The 3M Bair Hugger forced-air warmer blanket is often used in hospitals to regulate the body temperature of patients undergoing hip replacement or knee replacement surgery.
However, these forced-air warmers may put joint replacement patients at risk of dangerous complications, such as deep joint infections.
These Bair Hugger complications may require significant treatment, including:
- Additional surgeries
- Joint implant removal and revision
- Physical therapy
- Placement of an antibiotic spacer in the infected joint
- Intravenous antibiotic treatment
Who Is Eligible?
This settlement concerns all persons who suffered a dangerous forced-air warmer complication such as deep joint infection.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
To partake in this settlement, class member must submit a valid and timely claim on the settlement website.
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like Hawaiian Electric’s power lines class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim.
Last Updated on August 16, 2023 by Precious