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There is much to be concerned about when going under the knife. One thing you might not know you need to be wary of is the risk of hypothermia. According to reports published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, cold operating rooms—designed to help surgeons and medical staff perform better and reduce the risks of sweat and other bacteria ending up in patient surgical sites—often result in aggressively reduced temperatures that put some surgical patients into hypothermia.
Hypothermia is an extremely serious condition that can create a weakened pulse, memory loss, loss of consciousness and even result in death. It’s sensible to want to avoid that in operating rooms, which is what the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket by 3M was supposed to do.
Forced-air warming system risks
This forced-air patient warming system has been used in hundreds of millions of surgeries since the late 1980s, but many patients weren’t aware of the tremendous risks involved in using this system. Today, many successful lawsuits are bringing to light the fact that the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket sometimes increases infection risk, especially in orthopedic patients.
The Bair Hugger Warming Blanket works by forcing warm air to circulate through a disposable blanket. The blankets prevent heat from hitting certain places on the body that are prone to sores, but they are not meant to be used within the operating room. Instead, they are used on the patient directly before and after surgery.
Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuit
Current lawsuits against 3M for the Bair Hugger Blanket accuse the company of failing to adequately warn patients of the increased chance of infection incurred with use of the blanket. Like any other medical device, the Bair Hugger Blanket should have contained warnings allowing patients and surgeons to measure the risks and make informed decisions about their use.
If you or a loved one has been injured, developed an infection or passed away after use of the blanket, it’s important that you get an attorney who can help you sue the company for the money you deserve in pain, suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and more. But not just any attorney will do—you need a lawyer who understands the specialized information necessary to increase your odds of success when you go after a medical device manufacturer. To get that attorney, contact Pravati Legal Networks today and let us connect you to a qualified, experienced attorney in our network.
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side effects of Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Infections
- Fevers, chills and night sweats
- Increased pain or stiffness
- Warmth and redness around the wound
- Wound drainage
If you or a loved one experienced a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket injury, contact Pravati Legal Networks today.