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Bair Hugger Staph Infection Lawyers

Missouri Woman Files Bair Hugger Staph Infection Lawsuit

Raizner Slania has filed a Bair Hugger staph infection lawsuit on behalf of a Missouri woman against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare. The plaintiff alleges the companies failed to warn her of the infection risk associated with the Bair Hugger warming blanket.

In October 2014, the plaintiff underwent a right total knee arthroplasty in which the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used throughout the scope of the procedure to regulate her body temperature. While regulating a patient’s body temperature during surgery can reduce bleeding risks and reduce the duration of hospital stays, the design of the Bair Hugger causes contaminants from the operating room to be dispersed over a patient’s open surgical wounds.

As a direct result of the use of the Bair Hugger, contaminants were introduced into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound that caused her to develop a periprosthetic joint infection, also referred to as a deep joint infection. The pathogens identified were methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus, rare gram-positive cocci, and gamma streptococcus.

Methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus, or MSSA, is a form of the common Staph infection. MSSA is particularly difficult to treat in joint surgery patients because bacteria present on artificial joints do not trigger the body’s natural immune system response.

In order to treat the infection, the plaintiff was forced to undergo multi-staged removal and revision surgeries, multiple irrigation and debridements with hardware exchange, placement of hemovac drain, knee aspirations, and long- term PICC line antibiotics. Additionally, she will be required to stay on a course of lifetime oral antibiotics.

Not only has the plaintiff suffered physically from the infection caused by the Bair Hugger, but she has also suffered economically due to the cost of her extensive medical treatment. The plaintiff believes the Bair Hugger device is defective in design and manufacture and that 3M and Arizant were grossly negligent.

Bair Hugger Staph Infection Lawsuit

If you suffered a staph infection after a hip or knee joint surgery within the last five years, you may be able to file a claim against Bair Hugger manufacturers. Contact the experienced Bair Hugger staph infection lawsuit attorneys at Raizner Slania today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Bair Hugger MSSA Infection Lawsuit

Ohio Woman Files Bair Hugger MSSA Infection Lawsuit

Raizner Slania has filed a Bair Hugger MSSA infection lawsuit on behalf of an Ohio woman against device manufacturers 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare. The woman alleges the companies failed to warn her of the infection risk associated with the Bair Hugger device.

In July 2015, the plaintiff underwent bilateral total knee arthroplasties in which the Bair Hugger device was used throughout the scope of her procedure. As a direct result of the Bair Hugger device, contaminants were introduced into her open surgical wound that resulted in her developing a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), also known as a deep joint infection (DJI). The pathogen was identified as methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus or MSSA.

MSSA is a form of the common staph infection. While staph bacteria are commonly found on the skin, they can cause life-threatening infections once inside the body. Even worse, MSSA infections in an artificial joint can be even more severe. While the presence of bacteria normally triggers the immune system’s response, bacteria present on an artificial joint do not. This means an MSSA infection on a joint can develop undetected.

As a result of the infection, the plaintiff was forced to undergo extensive medical treatment, including multiple irrigation and debridements with hardware exchanges, aspirations, wound vac application, and long-term antibiotics. Not only has the plaintiff suffered physically from the infection, but she has also suffered economically due to her extensive medical bills.

The plaintiff alleges the Bair Hugger device is defective in both design and manufacture and that 3M and Arizant were grossly negligent and breached their duties of express warranty. Additionally, the plaintiff also alleges the companies committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under Ohio law.

Bair Hugger MSSA Infection Lawyers

People who have suffered an infection after a hip or knee joint surgery within the last five years may be able to hold the manufacturers of the Bair Hugger responsible. The Bair Hugger MSSA infection lawyers at Raizner Slania can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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Virginia Man Files Bair Hugger Staph Infection Lawsuit

Raizner Slania has filed a Bair Hugger staph infection lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia man against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare. The plaintiff believes the companies failed to warn him of the infection risk associated with the Bair Hugger device.

In April 2013, the plaintiff underwent surgery during which the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used throughout the scope of his revision left total knee arthroplasty. As a direct result of using the Bair Hugger, contaminants were introduced 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 pathogen identified was coagulase negative staph (MSSA).

Methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus or MSSA is a type of staph infection that is resistant to several types of antibiotics commonly used to treat infections. Because of its resistance to antibiotics, MSSA is incredibly difficult to treat and can be life-threatening. For patients who develop MSSA infections after joint replacement surgery, treating the infections is even more challenging because artificial joint infections do not trigger the body’s natural immune response.

As a result of the plaintiff’s infection caused by the Bair Hugger, he was forced to undergo multiple revision surgeries, incision and drainage, long-term PICC line antibiotics, and was eventually discharged to a skilled nursing facility for further care.

The MSSA infection caused by the Bair Hugger not only caused the plaintiff to suffer physically, but also caused him economic harm. The plaintiff has extensive medical bills from the multiple surgeries and long-term treatment needed to fight the infection.

The plaintiff believes the Bair Hugger is defective in both design and manufacture and that the companies committed consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practices under Virginia law.

Bair Hugger Staph Infection Lawsuit Attorneys

 Thousands of patients have been exposed to infection risks associated with the Bair Hugger medical device. If you or someone you love developed an infection after a hip or knee joint surgery within the last five years, you may be able to hold the manufacturers responsible. Contact the experienced defective device attorneys at Raizner Slania today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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Raizner Slania Files Bair Hugger Staph Infection Lawsuit On Behalf of Kentucky Couple

Raizner Slania filed a Bair Hugger staph infection lawsuit on behalf of a Kentucky couple against manufacturers 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare after the wife sustained a staph infection from the device.

In July 2015, the plaintiff underwent a right total knee replacement surgery in which the Bair Hugger was used to regulate her temperature. As a direct result of the use of the Bair Hugger warming blanket, contaminants were introduced into the plaintiff’s open surgical wound. The contaminants caused her to develop a deep joint infection, more commonly referred to as DJI. The pathogens identified were methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus, proteus mirabilis, and morganella morganii.

Methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus or MSSA, is a type of bacteria commonly called a staph infection. However, what makes this MSSA infection different than a common staph infection is bacteria grows on the artificial joint. This makes the infection more difficult to treat. Proteus mirabilis is a type of bacteria commonly associated with hospitals. Left untreated, this type of infection can be life-threatening and even fatal. Morganella morganii is a gram-negative bacteria often found in surgery patients.

As a result of plaintiff’s infections caused by the Bair Hugger, she had to undergo additional medical treatments, including multiple irrigation and debridements with hardware exchanges, long-term PICC line antibiotics, and long-term oral antibiotics. Unfortunately, she suffered additional complications from the infection treatment, including renal failure requiring a month-long hospital stay and hemodialysis.

Not only has the patient suffered physical pain from the infections, but she has also been burdened with a huge economic loss from the extensive additional medical treatments required.

The plaintiff believes the Bair Hugger is unreasonably dangerous and manufacturers failed to warn her of the infection risk associated with the device. The plaintiff also alleges the companies violated Kentucky’s consumer fraud and/or unfair and deceptive trade practice laws.

Raizner Slania: Bair Hugger Staph Infection Lawsuit Attorneys

If you suffered from an infection after a hip or knee joint replacement surgery within the last five years, call the experienced defective device attorneys at Raizner Slania today. We can analyze your situation and help you understand your legal options. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

Bair Hugger Amputation

Massachusetts Man Has Legs Amputated, Files Bair Hugger Lawsuit

Raizner Slania filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Massachusetts man who suffered a severe infection as a result of the Bair Hugger warming blanket used during surgery. The plaintiff alleges the manufacturers, 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare, failed to warn him of the infection risk associated with the device.

In December 2010, the plaintiff underwent a total left knee replacement in which the Bair Hugger device was used during the scope of his procedure. The device introduced contaminants into his open surgical wound, causing him to develop a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), also known as a deep joint infection (DJI).

The pathogens identified were Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). MRSA is often referred to as a “super bug” because it is resistant to the antibiotics usually used to treat infections.

The plaintiff underwent extensive treatments to fight the infection, including prolonged antibiotic therapy and irrigation and debridement; but, unfortunately, he ultimately had to have his left leg amputated above the knee.

Although the infected leg was amputated, the MRSA infection had already spread to his spine where he developed an infection in his T12-L1 vertebrae. Once the MRSA infection reached the plaintiff’s spine, it spread to his right knee prosthesis. Unfortunately, the plaintiff also had to have his right leg amputated above the knee to fight the infection.

The plaintiff suffered immeasurably from the infections caused by the Bair Hugger device both economically, with the cost of medical treatment and loss of income capability, and emotionally. He alleges 3M and Arizant were grossly negligent in failing to warn patients the Bair Hugger could cause serious infections. The plaintiff also believes the device is defective in design and manufacture.

Bair Hugger Amputation Attorneys

If you or someone you love developed a MRSA infection and/or suffered a leg amputation after a total hip or knee replacement surgery, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Call the experienced Bair Hugger infection lawyers at Raizner Slania today to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers can analyze your situation and help you understand your legal options.