Am I Eligible for Compensation in a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuit?


Bair Hugger Warming Blankets are used to maintain normal body temperatures for patients by forcing heated air through hoses into a blanket that covers the patient. This device is used to keep patients warm during surgery, reduce bleeding, prove comfort, and shorten a patient’s recovery time. If you have suffered damages from the use of a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket, it is essential that you reach out to a knowledgeable defective medical devices attorney who will walk you through the claims process ahead. Do not hesitate to give our firm a call today to discuss our services and learn how we can assist you. We are prepared to handle your case today.

Why are Bair Hugger Warming Blankets being recalled?

The Bones & Joint Journal published a study in 2011 that found an increase in deep joint infection in simulated orthopedic surgeries that used the Bair Hugger System. The Bones & Joint Journal then published a study in 2013 that said the device created tornado-like vortexes that sucked contaminated air from the floor which resulted in germs and bacteria being deposited over surgical wounds. Being exposed to harmful bacteria and risking deep joint infections may result in permanent disability, pain, and suffering. It is possible for these patients to be required to take antibiotics or undergo revision surgery as a result.

Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits

The current manufacturer of the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket, 3M, is being sued by patients across the country for the following reasons:

  • The device affects airflow in operating rooms and causes germs and bacteria to be deposited in surgical sites, causing serious infections
  • The manufacturer knew that the device is defective and took no steps to correct the problem or provide warnings to patients and doctors

Am I Eligible for Compensation in a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuit?

If you have suffered an infection after an orthopedic surgery that used the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced defective medical devices attorney who will work to recover the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered an infection after using the Bair Hugger device, report your adverse event to the FDA. You may be eligible for compensation to cover damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, past and future medical expenses, lost income, diminished future earning capacity, and punitive damages.


Brock & Goetzmann has significant experience representing victims of defective medical devices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  If you have been impacted in any way by a defective medical device, preserve the evidence and call us to investigate. Give our experienced Texas firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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