How to File a Bair Hugger Claim
If you have a Bair Hugger infection, you’re not alone. More than 80% of U.S. hospitals use Bair Hugger warming devices during millions of surgeries each year. In other words, countless individuals face increased Bair Hugger infection risks. If you’re a victim, you may qualify for financial compensation through a Bair Hugger claim.
Find the Right Attorney to Represent Your Bair Hugger Claim
Find an experienced product liability attorney before filing your Bair Hugger claim. A lawyer with experience litigating this type of injury is a must — especially since lawsuits against 3M, Bair Hugger’s manufacturer, are increasing. Due to the statute of limitations on Bair Hugger injuries, you need to act quickly. Waiting too long to file your Bair Hugger claim could prevent you from getting the compensation you need and deserve.
To Date, No Bair Hugger Claim Has Gone to Trial
Another reason to hire a qualified Bair Hugger attorney is the current case status. To date, no lawsuits against 3M have either been settled or gone to trial. However, one plaintiff requested consolidation of all lawsuits against 3M in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. Identifying 14 Bair Hugger claim filings in six districts, the plaintiff believes consolidation benefits other claimants. When courts consolidate many different filings making similar allegations against the same defendant, it’s called a multidistrict litigation (MDL). Centralizing each Bair Hugger claim under one MDL helps lawyers pool resources, share discoveries and prevents conflicting court rulings.
What Injury Qualifies for a Bair Hugger Claim?
Studies show Bair Hugger therapy can significantly increase infection risks — especially during orthopedic surgeries. Orthopedic surgeries typically involve implants (including artificial knee and hip replacements) as well as artificial heart valves. These surgeries carry higher contamination risk, and forced air circulation systems like Bair Hugger are the main culprit.
A deep joint infection is a serious medical condition often cited within a Bair Hugger claim. Complications from deep joint infection may include:
- Revision surgery (some multiple as well as excessive)
- Permanent disability
Even if you didn’t suffer any of these extreme Bair Hugger side effects, you may still have an infection. Infection symptoms include:
- Fevers, chills
- Skin warmth or redness
- Wound drainage
- Increased pain
If you or a loved one experienced deep joint infection after surgery using Bair Hugger, you may have a claim. To see if you may be eligible for financial compensation from the device’s manufacturer, complete your free case evaluation now. An attorney will contact you by phone for more information and to discuss your case.
Check eligibility for compensation.
If you or a loved one developed severe infections after using the Bair Hugger forced warming air device during hip or knee replacement surgery, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Request your free case evaluation now to see if you may qualify.