Have You Been Harmed by a Bair Hugger Surgical Blanket?
Get help from experienced products liability lawyers in Oklahoma City
Many surgical patients have recently reported unusual infections at the site of their joint replacement injury, often requiring additional surgeries. These infections have been linked to a medical device used during surgery. The device, which has come under scrutiny, is called the Bair Hugger surgical blanket. If you have been harmed by this device, you need the help of an experienced products liability attorney.
At Cunningham & Mears, we’re dedicated to helping people in Oklahoma City injured by defective medical products, including the highly dangerous Bair Huggers forced air blanket. Call us today at 405-757-1766 to schedule a free consultation.
What makes the Bair Hugger forced air blanket dangerous?
Blankets like the Bair Hugger forced air blanket are designed to send warm air to the site of a patient’s surgery to help keep patients warm during an operation. Warm air is intended to slow bleeding, promote healing and decrease the time it takes to recover from a surgery. The blankets are typically used during surgeries, including hip and knee replacements.
The problem with the Bair Hugger blankets is that, in addition to covering the patient in warm air, they spray warm air under the operating table as well. This air picks up all sorts of bacteria, viruses and other microbes which can then find their way into the open surgical site.
Many patients who have had surgery where the Bair Hugger surgical blankets were used experienced postoperative infections such as:
- Staph infections such as MRSA
- Septic infections
- Deep joint infections
Infections that reach plastic or metal implants can be very difficult for the body’s immune system to fight. In addition to increasing healing times, these infections can necessitate additional surgeries, additional painful joint replacements or even amputation. Even if your surgeon performed a flawless operation, the use of the forced air blanket may have exposed you to dangerous pathogens.
If you or a loved one has suffered an infection after a surgery involving a Bair Hugger blanket, contact our Oklahoma City attorneys to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Have you been affected by a defective medical product? We can help!
If you or a loved one experienced an infection after a surgery involving a Bair Hugger forced air blanket, contact Cunningham & Mears today. We serve the injured and their families throughout the Oklahoma City area. Call 405-757-1766 today to schedule a free consultation.