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Raizner Slania Files MRSA Infection Lawsuit On Behalf of Texas Couple

Raizner Slania has filed a MRSA infection lawsuit on behalf of a Texas couple against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare for an infection caused by their Bair Hugger warming blanket.

In October 2015, the husband underwent a revision right total hip arthroplasty in which the Bair Hugger was used throughout the scope of the procedure. The Bair Hugger regulates a patient’s body temperature by dispersing air through holes in a blanket draped over the patient. While regulating body temperature can help reduce bleeding risks, the device also introduces contaminants into patients’ open surgical wounds. As a direct result of using the Bair Hugger, the plaintiff developed a deep joint infection. The pathogen identified was Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA.

MRSA is often referred to as a “super bug” because it is resistant to antibiotics normally used to treat infections. MRSA is a form of the common staph infection that is incredibly difficult to treat, particularly in joint replacement patients. MRSA can cause a variety of dangerous and life-threatening complications like sepsis, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections, among others. In some cases, amputation of the entire limb is the only way to treat a MRSA infection.

As a result of the MRSA infection, the plaintiff was forced to undergo multiple extensive irrigation and debridements with arthrotomy, multiple placements and removals of wound vacs and irrigating wound vacs, long-term PICC line antibiotics, long-term oral antibiotics, and required an additional washout and delayed primary closure.

Not only did the MRSA infection cause the plaintiff pain and suffering, but the required medical treatments left the couple with extensive medical bills. The couple believes 3M and Arizant failed to warn them of the infection risk associated with the Bair Hugger and that the device is defective.

MRSA Infection Lawsuit Attorneys

If you or someone you love suffered an infection after hip or knee replacement surgery within the last five years, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Call the experienced defective medical device attorneys at Raizner Slania today to learn more about your legal options. We offer free consultations and you won’t owe us anything unless we help you recover financially.

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Raizner Slania Files MRSA Infection Lawsuit On Behalf Of D.C. Woman

Raizner Slania filed a MRSA infection lawsuit on behalf of a D.C. woman against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare after she received an infection from the companies’ Bair Hugger warming blanket device.

The plaintiff underwent a left total hip arthroplasty in August 2015 in which the Bair Hugger was used throughout the scope of her procedure to regulate her temperature. While regulating body temperature during surgery can reduce bleeding risks and shorten hospital stays, the Bair Hugger device also introduced contaminants into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound that caused her to develop a deep joint infection (DJI). The pathogens were identified as MRSA and pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA for short, is a strain of the common Staph infection that has become resistant to the antibiotics normally used to treat infections. Because of its resistance to antibiotics, MRSA is often referred to as a “super bug,” and is incredibly difficult for physicians to treat. Pseudomonas aeruginosa or P. aeruginosa is a gram negative bacteria that is a multi-drug resistant pathogen, meaning it is also resistant to some types of antibiotics used to treat infections.

As a result of the plaintiff’s infections caused by the Bair Hugger, she was forced to undergo removal and replacement surgery, multiple extensive irrigation and debridements, wound vac placement, and long-term PICC line antibiotics. Unfortunately, the plaintiff also suffered additional complications from the infections, including sepsis, which is a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection.

The plaintiff suffered not only physically from the infections caused by the Bair Hugger, but also financially with extensive medical bills. The plaintiff believes 3M and Arizant failed to warn patients about the infection risk associated with their device and the Bair Hugger is unreasonably dangerous.

MRSA Infection Lawsuit Attorneys

If you underwent a hip or knee surgery within the last five years and suffered from an infection, you may be able to file a claim. 3M and Arizant had a responsibility to warn patients of all risks related to their product. The experienced defective device attorneys at Raizner Slania can help you hold these companies responsible. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Raizner Slania Files 3M Bair Hugger MRSA Infection Lawsuit On Behalf of Ohio Couple

Raizner Slania filed a 3M Bair Hugger MRSA infection lawsuit on behalf of a Ohio couple after the wife suffered a severe infection from the device. The couple believes 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare failed to adequately warn them of the infection risks associated with their dangerous medical device.

In July 2015, the plaintiff underwent a total knee arthroplasty during which the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used throughout the scope of her procedure. The Bair Hugger device caused contaminants to be introduced into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound. These contaminants caused her to develop a deep joint infection (DJI). The pathogen responsible for the infection was identified as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA.

MRSA is a type of Staph infection that is incredibly dangerous because it is resistant to many antibiotics typically used to treat infections. Because MRSA is difficult to treat, patients often experience a variety of serious and life threatening side effects, including sepsis, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections, among others. MRSA infections are particularly dangerous for hip and knee implant patients, and can require complete amputation of the affected limb to fight the infection.

As a result of the MRSA infection caused by the Bair Hugger, the plaintiff was forced to undergo multi-staged removal and revision arthroplasties, placement and removal of an antibiotic spacer, multiple aspirations, and long-term PICC line antibiotics.

The plaintiff not only suffered physically from her infection, but also suffered economically both with the cost of extensive medical treatment and lost wages. The Ohio couple alleges the Bair Hugger warming blanket is defective in design and manufacture and is unreasonably dangerous. The plaintiffs also assert 3M and Arizant committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under Ohio law. 

Raizner Slania: 3M Bair Hugger MRSA Infection Lawsuit Attorneys 

If you or someone you love suffered an infection after hip or knee replacement surgery within the last five years, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Call the experienced defective medical device attorneys at Raizner Slania today to learn your legal options. We offer free consultations and you won’t owe us anything unless we help you recover financially.

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Louisiana Couple File 3M Bair Hugger MRSA Infection Lawsuit

Raizner Slania filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Louisiana couple after the wife sustained a severe MRSA infection from the Bair Hugger warming device.

In September 2015, the plaintiff underwent bilateral total knee arthroplasties in which the Bair Hugger was used during the scope of her procedures. As a direct result of using the Bair Hugger, contaminants were introduced into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound. These contaminants caused her to develop a periprosthetic joint infection, or PJI. The pathogen responsible for the infection was identified as MRSA.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, is an incredibly dangerous infection commonly acquired in hospitals. MRSA is oftentimes referred to as a “superbug” because it is resistant to the antibiotics normally used to treat infections. PJIs are difficult to treat because bacteria on the prosthetic joint do not trigger the body’s immune system response. For patients with MRSA joint infections, the condition is very serious and potentially life threatening.

In order to treat the infection, the plaintiff had to undergo irrigation and debridement with exchange of tibial polyethylene spacers, PICC line antibiotics, and long-term antibiotic therapy. Unfortunately, she suffered additional complications from the infection, including sepsis, when the body’s immune system response injures its own organs and tissues. After prolonged hospital stays, the plaintiff was discharged to a rehabilitation facility to continue her recovery.

The plaintiff suffered terribly both physically and emotionally. Both she and her husband also suffered economically with extensive medical bills.

The Louisiana couple believes the manufacturers, 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare, failed to properly warn them of the infection risks associated with the Bair Hugger warming device. The couple alleges the devices are defective, and the companies are in violation of the state of Louisiana’s consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices laws.

3M Bair Hugger MRSA Infection Attorneys

If you underwent a hip or knee replacement or revision surgery in the last five years and developed an infection, you may be able to obtain compensation. Call the experienced 3M Bair Hugger MRSA infection attorneys at Raizner Slania today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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North Carolina Woman Files Bair Hugger Lawsuit After MRSA Infection

Raizner Slania filed a lawsuit on behalf of a North Carolina woman against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare after the woman sustained a severe MRSA infection caused by the Bair Hugger device.

In April 2012, the plaintiff underwent a right knee arthroplasty 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 surgical wound that caused her to develop a deep joint infection. The pathogens identified were Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, and gram positive cocci.

MRSA is often referred to as superbug because it is resistant to the antibiotics usually administered to treat infections. Because of the difficulty in treating MRSA, the infection can also cause a variety of serious and life-threatening side effects, including sepsis, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections, among others. Gram positive cocci is a bacteria that is difficult to treat because it is resistant to some of the antibiotics used to treat infections. This type of bacteria can cause a variety of serious symptoms.

As a result of plaintiff’s infections caused by the Bair Hugger, she was forced to undergo extensive additional medical treatment, including knee aspirations, multiple extensive irrigation and debridements with hardware exchanges, and IV antibiotics. She was also placed on lifetime antibiotic suppression medication due to the continued presence of MRSA. After receiving these treatments in a hospital, the plaintiff moved to a skilled nursing facility for further care to treat her infections.

The plaintiff suffered not only extensive physical and emotional pain from the infections caused by the Bair Hugger, but also experienced a massive economic loss from the extensive hospital stays and necessary medical treatments.

The plaintiff believes the Bair Hugger device is defective in design and manufacture and that 3M and Arizant failed to warn her of the dangers associated with the device. In addition, she alleges the company committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under North Carolina law.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger MRSA Infection Attorneys

If you underwent a hip or knee replacement surgery and developed an infection, contact the experienced defective medical device attorneys at Raizner Slania today. We can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Raizner Slania Files Bair Hugger MRSA Infection Lawsuit On Behalf of Ohio Couple

Raizner Slania filed a Bair Hugger MRSA infection lawsuit on behalf of an Ohio couple against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare after the husband sustained severe infections from the device.

In September 2014, the plaintiff underwent a right total hip revision surgery in which the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used throughout the scope of the procedure. The device caused contaminants to be introduced into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound, which resulted in him developing a deep joint infection (DJI).

The pathogens were identified as pseudomonas aeruginosa and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, more commonly known as P. aeruginosa, is a bacterium best known for its advanced antibiotic resistance. Like P. aeruginosa, MRSA is also resistant to many antibiotics used to treat infections and is sometimes referred to as a “super bug” because of its resistance. Because P. aeruginosa and MRSA are difficult to treat, they can cause serious and life-threatening side effects.

As a result of plaintiff’s Bair Hugger infections, he was forced to undergo antibiotic therapy, hip aspirations, irrigation and debridements, and additional treatments for the spreading of the infections.

The infections and additional treatments caused the plaintiff to suffer severe physical and emotional pain. Additionally, the plaintiff also suffered substantial economic loss from the extensive medical bills. The plaintiff’s wife suffered from a loss of services and a loss of consortium as a result of her husbands Bair Hugger infections.

The plaintiff believes 3M and Arizant committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under Ohio law by selling defective devices and failing to warn consumers about the devices’ dangers. Additionally, the plaintiff asserts the Bair Hugger is defective in both design and manufacture, and that the companies were grossly negligent in failing to warn consumers of the device’s risks.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger MRSA Infection Lawsuit

Patients deserve to understand all risks they face from medical devices. If you underwent a hip or knee replacement surgery and developed an infection, contact the experienced defective medical device attorneys at Raizner Slania today. We can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.