Buffalo, New York, Bair Hugger Infection Lawsuit
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer of America, and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims Who Have Suffered Health Complications Caused by Bair Hugger Systems in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.
The Bair Hugger Normothermia System, forced-air warming (FAW) device, was designed to prevent hypothermia by stabilizing and maintaining core body temperatures of patients during all three phases of orthopedic surgeries. Since 1987, Bair Hugger devices have been used on over 200 million patients. The 3M Company, the current manufacturer of the warming system, offers 25 Bair Hugger blankets in a variety of sizes and styles. Nevertheless, recent studies have shown that when the device is used during joint replacement surgeries, it caused patients to develop severe infections. Many patients have been forced to undergo amputations and unplanned revision surgeries to have the infections removed and damaged organs repaired.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered an infection or other harmful effects after undergoing surgery that utilized a Bair Hugger, although no amount of money can erase your pain and suffering, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Costly litigation can help compel 3M to accept responsibility for their negligence and guarantee that justice is served. Jed Dietrich, Esq., distinguished Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Over time, our highly skilled attorneys have seen the devastating impact that defective medical products can have on a victim’s life, ranging from sepsis to death. The best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are prepared to fight for you. We will help ease your anger and fear associated with your post-surgery health complications.
Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for your health complications and resulting damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team of attorneys aims to help ease the legal burdens that you will face so that you can spend more time with your loved ones and receive sufficient care. Our outstanding team is here to help you through this difficult time and will treat you with the respect and compassion that you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. Call us today for your free consultation.The Potential Dangers Associated With Bair Hugger Devices
The greatest risk of using a Bair Hugger is contracting an infection following surgery. Evidence demonstrates that the design of the device circulates contaminated air and bacteria in the operating room into the sterile surgery zone. Further, microbial contaminants can accumulate inside Bair Hugger devices and be emitted into operating rooms. These contaminants can land on a patient’s exposed tissues during surgery and significantly increase the risk of debilitating joint infections. Patients who are undergoing joint replacement surgeries, such as hip and knee implants, are particularly at risk of suffering infections. Infections can lead to sepsis, a life-threatening condition that results when the body’s reaction to an infection damages its organs, and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Unfortunately, infections and infection-related illnesses are problematic to effectively treat when they occur deep inside a patient’s tissue or joint. Patients have reported a variety of other complications caused by deep infections, including:
- Increased pain and stiffness;
- Swelling and drainage;
- Fevers and chills;
- Longer hospital stays and recovery times;
- Extended physical therapy;
- Essential intravenous antibiotic treatments;
- The need for antibiotic spacers joint implantations;
- Forced amputations;
- Required additional or revision surgeries; and
- Wrongful death.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER FROM A SURGICAL INFECTION CAUSED BY A BAIR HUGGER BLANKET IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK BAIR HUGGER BLANKET LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU DESERVE!
After bringing the Bair Hugger device onto the market in 1988, Dr. Scott Augustine, the inventor of the warming blanket, expressed his apprehensions regarding the potential for the device to circulate contaminants and infect surgical sites. Various experiments have also evaluated the device’s potential to cause infections. A study published in The Bone & Joint Journal uncovered that the air circulated through the Bair Hugger had 2,000 times more contaminants than other warming devices. With Bair hugger warming, the contaminant particle count was 2,174,000 per cubic meter compared to only 1,000 particles per cubic meter when warming patients with air-free HotDog conductive warming. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against 3M alleging that the company knew or had reason to know about the dangers of its device but failed to warn surgeons and patients.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team recognizes that if you have been unfortunate enough to develop a deep infection or other conditions caused by 3M’s Bair Hugger device, you may be in a fight for your life. Some patients have suffered severe pain and other complications caused by 3M’s negligence. While many others have been left permanently disfigured after being forced to undergo amputations and revision surgeries. Our battle-tested personal injury lawyers believe that no medical devices cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use should result in severe infections or other health problems. Victims who have suffered infections or other complications may be entitled to seek monetary compensation for damages through a product liability claim, which may include compensation for the following:
- All past, present, and future medical expenses resulting from your infection and other related health problems;
- All lost wages from missed work;
- Reduced future earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering caused by your infection, as well as treatment and recovery;
- Permanent disabilities and disfigurement suffered;
- Loss of consortium;
- Loss of enjoyment in life; and
- Any other unanticipated damages related to your infection or illness.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been handling serious personal injury cases since 1999 and possesses both the expertise and proved results to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve personal injury and product liability claims. We will not allow 3M’s carelessness and inattention to destroy your way of life. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced Bair Hugger infection attorneys will ensure that you are in a position to receive the highest possible recovery for all of your damages. Our seasoned team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!