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Bad Infection After Knee Or Hip Replacement Surgery?

If you suffered a serious infection following a knee or hip replacement, you may have a defective medical device claim.  The Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin PLLC is investigating claims of patients who developed MRSA, sepsis and other bad infections as a result of the use of a warming blanket during hip or knee replacement surgery.

The 3M Bair Hugger is used during surgery to maintain the patient's body temperature.  A warm body temperature sustained during surgery may help in faster recovery times and less bleeding.  Unfortunately, there are numerous complaints that the 3M Bair Hugger warming blanket  makes the patient more susceptible to developing infections.

The Bair Hugger warming blanket is connected to a portable heater by a hose with a blower.  The blower uses forced warm air to maintain the patient's body temperature during the procedure.  However, it appears that the Bair Hugger system also kicks up bacteria from the operating room floor and that bacteria settles under the blanket and in the patient's surgical site where it festers and results in an infection.

If you or a loved one developed a serious infection after a knee or hip replacement within the last five years, we invite you to call our office to find out more information about these potential claims against 3M.  We will gather the necessary medical records to determine if the warming blanket was used during your surgery. Call us today at 888-316-3485.

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