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Raizner Slania Files Wisconsin Bair Hugger Infection Lawsuit

Raizner Slania filed a lawsuit against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare on behalf of a Wisconsin family after the mother sustained an infection from the Bair Hugger warming blanket used during her surgery.

In September 2010, the plaintiff underwent a total knee replacement surgery in which the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used throughout the scope of the procedure. As a direct result of using the Bair Hugger, contaminants were introduced into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound, causing her to develop a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), also known as a deep joint infection (DJI).

The pathogen was later identified as Staphylococcus Epidermis, which can be incredibly challenging to treat because it is immune to many antibiotics, including penicillin, methicillin, and amoxicillin.

In order to treat the infection, the plaintiff was forced to undergo irrigation and debridement, removal and replacement surgery, antibiotic therapy, and additional treatments to stop the spread of infection, such as blood transfusions.

Not only did plaintiff suffered severe physical and emotional pain, but she also suffered substantial economic loss from extensive medical bills.

The plaintiff believes the Bair Hugger is defective in design and manufacture and that 3M and Arizant are in breach of Wisconsin’s implied warranty of merchantability. The plaintiff also asserts 3M and Arizant committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under Wisconsin law.

Bair Hugger Infection Lawsuits

The Bair Hugger device is used in over 80% of hospitals across America and is commonly used during knee and hip replacement surgeries. Because of the device’s popularity, thousands of Americans have been exposed to an increased risk of post-operative infections. Over 800 patients have filed injury lawsuits against the manufacturers.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger Infection Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you love developed an infection after a total hip and/or knee replacement surgery within the last five years, you may be able to file a claim. Call the experienced defective medical device attorneys at Raizner Slania today for a free consultation to discuss your case. We can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.

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Wisconsin Couple Files Bair Hugger Infection Lawsuit

Raizner Slania filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Wisconsin couple against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare after the husband suffered a severe infection caused by the companies’ Bair Hugger warming blanket. The lawsuit alleges 3M and Arizant failed to warn consumers that the device could increase a patient’s infection risk.

In February 2011, the plaintiff underwent a total hip replacement surgery during which the Bair Hugger warming system was used. Contaminants introduced into plaintiff’s open surgical wound as a direct result of the Bair Hugger device resulted in the development of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), also known as a deep joint infection (DJI).

The infection was identified as Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). MRSA and MSSA are sometimes referred to as “superbugs,” because they are incredibly difficult to treat. These types of infections are resistant to antibiotics normally used to treat infections.

As a result of the MRSA and MSSA infections caused by the Bair Hugger, the plaintiff underwent multiple removal and revision arthroplasties, including two separate two-stage procedures, placement of antibiotic spacers, irrigation and debridement with head and liner exchange, application of the wound vac, hip aspirations, and antibiotic therapy. He also underwent additional treatments like blood transfusions and developed acute renal failure requiring dialysis.

The plaintiff experienced extreme pain and suffering and huge economic loss from the costly medical expenses required to treat his infections.

The couple alleges 3M and Arizant were grossly negligent in failing to warn patients and that the Bair Hugger is defective in design and manufacture. They believe the device is unreasonably dangerous and claim the companies violated Wisconsin’s Consumer Fraud and/or Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Law.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger Infection Law Firm

If you or someone you love developed a deep joint infection after a total hip or knee replacement surgery, call the experienced Bair Hugger infection lawyers at Raizner Slania today. Our lawyers can analyze your situation and help you understand your legal options. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.

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Ohio Couple Files Bair Hugger Lawsuit After Infection

Raizner Slania filed a lawsuit against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare on behalf of an Ohio couple after the husband suffered severe complications caused by the Bair Hugger warming blanket used during his knee replacement surgery.

In February 2011, the Ohio man underwent a total knee replacement procedure in which the Bair Hugger device was used throughout the scope of his surgery. The Bair Hugger introduced contaminants into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound that caused him to develop a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), also known as a deep joint infection (DJI).

The infection was identified as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Also known as a superbug, MRSA is commonly found in hospitals and is resistant to many of the antibiotics that could be used to treat it.

As a result of the MRSA infection, the plaintiff had to undergo multi-staged removal and revision arthroplasties, placement of antibiotic spacers, irrigation and debridement, and antibiotic therapy. Additionally, the plaintiff had to undergo treatment related to the spreading of the infection, including a lumbar laminectomy to evacuate a lumbar epidural abscess and the removal of lumbar hardware with additional washouts.

The severe infection caused the plaintiff not only substantial physical pain and suffering, but also economic loss through both extensive medical bills and lost wages.

The plaintiffs allege 3M and Arizant failed to warn them of infection risks associated with the Bair Hugger warming blanket. The plaintiffs also claim the Bair Hugger is defective in both design and manufacture, that the manufacturers are in breach of Ohio’s implied warranty of merchantability, and that they committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under Ohio law.

How Does The Bair Hugger Work?

The Bair Hugger is a surgical blanket that uses forced air to regulate body temperature during surgery. The Bair Hugger is draped over the patient and warm air is pumped through a hose into the blanket, which has holes through which the air can disburse over the patient. While regulating body temperature during surgery can decrease bleeding risks and speed up recovery, the design of the Bair Hugger can introduce dangerous contaminants into open surgical wounds.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger Infection Lawyers

Patients who suffered an infection after a hip or knee replacement surgery within the last five years may be able to file a Bair Hugger infection claim and obtain compensation. The experienced defective medical device lawyers at Raizner Slania can analyze your situation and help you understand your legal options. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Louisiana Family Files Bair Hugger Infection Lawsuit

Raizner Slania has filed a lawsuit against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare on behalf of the family of a Louisiana woman who suffered severe complications from an infection caused by the companies’ Bair Hugger Warming System used during surgery. The infection from the defective medical device was so severe, the plaintiff underwent an amputation of her left leg and, tragically, she subsequently passed away as a result of her injuries.

In February 2015, the plaintiff underwent surgery in which the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used during the procedure. The Bair Hugger introduced contaminants into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound that resulted in a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), also known as a deep joint infection (DJI). The infection was identified as Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE). VRE is an antibiotic resistant infection that is most commonly found in hospitals.

As a direct result of the infection caused by the Bair Hugger warming blanket, the plaintiff underwent multi-staged removal and revision arthroplasties, placement of antibiotic spacers, placement of a wound vac, numerous irrigation and debridement procedures, and antibiotic therapy.

Despite extensive medical treatment, the plaintiff developed a polymicrobial infection that required the amputation of her left leg. Unfortunately, the plaintiff succumbed to the infection and passed away in January 2016.

The severe infection caused the plaintiff extensive pain and suffering and economic loss before ultimately causing her death. Her surviving family members filed the lawsuit on her behalf.

The lawsuit alleges the Bair Hugger device is defective in both design and manufacture, and that 3M and Arizant are in breach of express warranty and committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under Louisiana and/or Minnesota law.

Bair Hugger Lawsuits

There are currently almost 700 Bair Hugger federal lawsuits on file against 3M and Arizant in a multidistrict litigation consolidated in Minnesota. Because a majority of hospitals utilize the Bair Hugger warming blanket during surgeries, thousands of Americans have been exposed to an increased risk of infection. Because of the popularity of the Bair Hugger, it is anticipated the number of lawsuits against the company will continue to rise substantially.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger Lawyers

If you or someone you love developed an infection after a total hip and/or knee replacement surgery within the last five years, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. The experienced defective medical device attorneys at Rainzer Slania can analyze your case and help you understand your legal options. Our consultations are free and you don’t owe us anything unless we help you obtain compensation. Call us today to schedule your consultation.

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Raizner Slania Files Bair Hugger Lawsuit on Behalf of Texas Woman

Raizner Slania filed a lawsuit against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare on behalf of a Texas woman who suffered severe complications due to the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket used during her hip replacement surgery.

In November 2014, the plaintiff underwent a total hip replacement surgery in which the Bair Hugger device was used during the scope of her procedure. As a direct result of the device, contaminants were introduced into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound and caused a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). The infection was later identified as Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA).

As a result of the infection caused by the Bair Hugger device, the plaintiff was forced to undergo multi-staged removal and revisions surgeries, a placement of antibiotic spacers, irrigation and debridement of the surgical site, and antibiotic therapy. Ultimately, the plaintiff was discharged to a long-term acute care facility to receive IV antibiotics and nutrition support.

The severe infection caused the plaintiff substantial economic loss through both medical bills and lost wages. The plaintiff alleges 3M and Arizant failed to adequately warn her of the increased infection risk associated with the Bair Hugger system. Additionally, she claims the companies breached their implied warranty of merchantability and the companies fraudulently misrepresented the device.

The Hidden Dangers of the Bair Hugger

After a knee and hip replacement surgery, some patients develop serious infections from bacteria entering the body during surgery. Although the body is capable of fighting infections in other regions, joint infections are incredibly difficult for the body’s immune system to combat. Post-surgical deep joint infections often require an increased length of hospitalization, additional surgeries, the prescription of strong medications, and even necessitate the removal of the implanted medical device. In severe cases, the infection can even result in amputation.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger Infection Lawsuit Attorneys

Patients who developed an infection after a total hip or knee implant replacement within the last six years may be entitled to compensation. The experienced defective device attorneys at Raizner Slania are currently offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who may have suffered a hip or knee replacement infection due to the Bair Hugger warming blanket. Time limitations apply to medical device injury claims, so call the experienced defective device attorneys at Raizner Slania today.

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Raizner Slania Files Bair Hugger Lawsuit on Behalf of Missouri Couple

Raizner Slania filed a lawsuit against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare, Inc. on behalf of a Missouri couple after the husband suffered a deep joint infection from the usage of the Bair Hugger Warming System during his surgery.

The Missouri man underwent surgery in 2015 in which the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket was used during the scope of the procedure. As a direct result of using the Bair Hugger, contaminants were introduced into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound that caused a periprosthetic joint infection or PJI.

The plaintiff had to undergo multiple staged removal and revision arthroplasties, placement of antibiotic spacers, irrigation and debridement, and antibiotic therapy to treat the infection. The plaintiff also suffered additional complications from the infection, including severe anemia, clostridium difficile, pulmonary edema/acute respiratory failure, and the plaintiff required hemodialysis secondary to renal failure.

The additional medical treatment caused the Missouri man substantial physical pain and economic loss. His wife also suffered loss of consortium and loss of services as a direct result of the infection.

The Missouri couple alleges the companies were grossly negligent in their failure to warn patients and doctors of the infection risks associated with the Bair Hugger. Additionally, the couple also claims the companies violated the implied warranty of merchantability and committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under Missouri law.

What Is The Bair Hugger?

The Bair Hugger is a medical blanket used to regulate a patient’s body temperature during surgery. The device is a blanket with holes in it where warm air is forced through the blanket onto the patient. Maintaining body temperature during surgery greatly speeds up recovery time and reduces bleeding; but the Bair Hugger device pulls contaminated air from the floor of the operating room and directs it to the surgical site, causing serious infection. Unfortunately for patient, symptoms from infections are not always immediate, and can often manifest well after the surgery has been completed.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger Infection Attorneys

Patients who had a total hip or knee implant replacement surgery and developed an infection within the last five years may be entitled to compensation. The experienced defective medical device attorneys at Rainzer Slania can analyze your claims and help you understand your legal options. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.