Bair Hugger Lawsuit in Midland
What Is a Bair Hugger Device?
Have you suffered a serious periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after
going through total joint replacement surgery? Were you treated with a
Bair Hugger therapy unit to avoid hypothermia or blood loss after the
procedure? Research indicates that Bair Hugger devices might be directly
related to the onset of your life-threatening PJI.
At Dean Law Firm, our Midland mass tort lawyer is currently looking into
Bair Hugger lawsuits in order to bring justice to the wrongfully injured.
Contact us today to learn if a mass tort lawyer can create an injury claim on your
behalf, or if you can opt into a class action or
mass tort claim with other people in a similar situation.
How Bair Hugger Devices Cause Infections
To keep patients at a safe temperature all throughout their bodies, Bair
Hugger therapy machines use forced-air warming to heat a series of blankets
over the patient. While these devices may perform their intended functions,
there is a major design flaw that puts patients in serious jeopardy of
joint infection after a surgery.
Research suggests that as a Bair Hugger ventilates its wasted heat away
from the patient at the bottom of the hospital bed, this warm current
picks up harmful bacteria on the floor. As that heat rises in a convection
current, the bacteria is rushed back up above the patient, where it can
easily find its way into scar tissue from the surgery.
Consequences of a PJI caused due to a Bair Hugger device may include:
- Replacement of infected joint(s)
- Lifelong debilitation
- Chronic pain
- Medical costs not covered by insurance
- Wrongful death
Don’t Suffer in Silence – Take Action!
The science does not lie. There is a direct correlation between the number
of periprosthetic joint infections and the number of patients who were
treated with Bair Hugger devices. The suspicion of this link has been
prevalent in the medical community for decades, and yet doctors and hospital
staff still rely on these dangerous machines. If you or a loved one have
suffered a PJI after being treated by a Bair Hugger, the time for you
to take action with our Odessa law firm is now.
People all across the world trust us to handle their mass tort claims because:
- We have 20+ years of legal and trial experience
- We are AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- We have won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients
- We focus entirely on personal injury cases
The sooner you act, the sooner you can find peace of mind. Call (432) 214-8125
to request your
free case evaluation today.