Reports have been surfacing about the dangers associated with the usage of the Bair Hugger warming blanket, which is manufactured by 3M. The warming blankets have been used primarily for knee or hip replacement surgeries. Many medical care professionals have recommended it to help reduce bleeding, encourage rapid recovery, and provide added comfort.
Warming blankets are used in surgical procedures to help maintain the body’s temperature. The Bair Hugger warming blanket works by circulating warm air underneath a blanket that covers a patient’s body. Some of the air can also escape from the blanket and sneak underneath the surgical table. The air might contain bacteria and other germs and spread to the area of surgery, and later become an infection.
Symptoms of Infection
Bair Hugger warming blankets, in particular, run a high risk of developing deep joint infections, which require extensive treatment. Antibiotics treat most infections. However, infections in the deep joints will need surgery to treat adequately.
These are some of the reported symptoms patients have suffered from hip and knee infections:
- Damage to the wounds
- Redness or warmth around the wound
- Fever or chills
- Stiffness and chronic pain
Some cases of infection may be linked to the usage of the Bair Hugger warming blanket. Our job as Birmingham personal injury lawyers is to investigate thoroughly into the details of your case. We work to pinpoint how the infection occurred and what caused it. These are the essential elements of any personal injury claim, especially in defective product cases.
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