Did your surgery use the Bair Hugger?

If you underwent a surgery – like a hip, knee or heart surgery – where the doctors used a Bair Hugger medical blanket warming device, and you suffered a severe infection afterward, you may be the victim of a defective device.

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What is the Bair Hugger?

The Bair Hugger is a forced-air warming blanket made by 3M. The device uses air pumped into a blanket to keep a patient warm during surgery. It’s designed to be used one time and then discarded.

Keeping you warm while you’re under anesthesia during surgery is supposed to reduce your risk of infections, reduce bleeding and improve your recovery time.