During surgery, a warming blanket, called the Bair Hugger, is often used to maintain the patient’s body temperature. This particular type of warming blanket, however, spreads infections by heating up the contaminated air near the dirty operating room floor, and sending this air, along with bacteria-infested particles, up into the surgical field.
Infections that occur during surgery can be especially harmful. They can be life threatening, lead to permanent disability, or even amputation. And because the open surgical area is so sensitive and vulnerable to infection, just one stray bacterium can cause a serious infection like this. Doctors and surgical equipment manufacturers should not be exposing you and your loved ones to this increased risk when there are equally effective and much safer ways to warm a patient during surgery.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a severe infection after surgery, you should investigate to see if a Bair Hugger blanket was used during the surgery. If so, the manufacturers and even the medical professionals could be liable to you for money damages. You could be entitled to a significant recovery due to the harm they caused you by using this defectively designed product. The Dysart Law Firm, P.C. can conduct this investigation for you, at no charge, unless we win.