Deep Joint Infection Lawsuit Alleges Bair Hugger Blanket System Introduced Bacteria woman has filed a deep joint infection lawsuit after a Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming system allegedly introduced bacteria into an open surgical wound.

Plaintiff Maria A. said she underwent surgery on April 12, 2016.

During the surgery, a Bair Hugger allegedly was used to keep her body warm.

She claims the use of this device led to a post-surgical infection, according to this deep joint infection lawsuit .

A Bair Hugger is a portable heater and blower mechanism connected by a hose to a disposable blanket that covers surgical patients.

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Design Defect Claims to Proceed to Trial in Bellwether Bair Hugger Warming Device Case

In the first bellwether Bair Hugger warming device case set for trial, a federal judge has denied the defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to a majority of the claims, ruling that the expert testimony establishes a question of fact …

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2 Replies to “Deep Joint Infection Lawsuit Alleges Bair Hugger Blanket System Introduced Bacteria”

  1. Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

    NOT ONE of the geniuses who designed this thing figured that, since it was designed to be used in a hospital operating room on freshly cut-open people, i.e. a clean room, that it would be a good idea to run the circulated air that you’d be blowing back onto a patient thru a HEPA filter to make sure it was clean, safe and to prevent contamination?

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