3M Co. is now facing over 500 lawsuits from people who claim the Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket can contribute to hip replacement infections.
Need a Texas Hip Replacement Infection Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with an infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Hip Replacement Infection Treatment
Hip replacement infections occur in about 1% of patients. They are very serious and can lead to permanent disabilities or even death. Most patients undergo a two-stage surgical treatment. The first surgery involves removal of the infected hip, soft tissue debridement, and insertion of antibiotic spacers. If the infection is cured, the second surgery implants a new hip. In the meantime, the patient has limited mobility and must take oral and/or intravenous (IV) for several months.
MRSA and Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
Most infections can be cured with standard antibiotics, but a growing problem in hospitals is antibiotic-resistant infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The bacteria can rapidly spread to nearby organs, bones, tissues, or the bloodstream.
Warning Signs & Symptoms of an Infection
- Joint swelling
- Fatigue and weakness
- High fever
- Limited mobility
- Severe pain in the hip, especially with movement
- Swelling due to increased fluid in the joint
- Warmth and redness around the hip
- Drainage from surgical wounds
- Chills and night sweats
Bair Hugger and Hip Replacement Infections
The Bair Hugger works like a forced-air heater, warming air in a portable heater and forcing hot air through a hose into a disposable blanket that is draped over a patient during surgery. In 2010, the inventor of the device, Dr. Scott Augustine, told the New York Times that surgeons should stop using the Bair Hugger because it can potentially
Hip Replacement Infection Lawsuits
The manufacturers of the Bair Hugger, 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare, are now facing over 500 lawsuits from people who developed deep joint infections after hip or knee replacement surgery. If you were injured, our lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, disability, and more.
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