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How the 3M Bair Hugger® warming system led to serious complications and conditions
The lawsuits claim the infections caused by the 3M Bair Hugger® warming system led to amputations and deaths.
Most of the lawsuits focus on the most serious 3M Bair Hugger® warming system complications.
The various lawsuits lay out how victims developed serious infections after surgeries involving the use of these devices.
Some victims lost limbs to infection, and many families had a loved one die.
Many of the victims bringing a lawsuit had knee and/or hip replacement surgeries resulting in deep-joint infections that were difficult and expensive to treat.
Victims of the most serious 3M Bair Hugger® warming system complications say they developed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)--which is an antibiotic-resistant infection that can lead to skin infection, sepsis, pneumonia and bloodstream infections.
Models named in the 3M Bair Hugger® warming system lawsuits included:
- Model 500
- Model 505
- Model 750
- Model 775
Cases filed against the 3M Bair Hugger® warming system are on the rise
Since 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has logged hundreds of adverse consumer event reports–including reports about multiple patient deaths–relating to 3M Bair Hugger® warming systems.
The FDA said it was aware of infection concerns with the blankets posed by victims in August 2017, but the agency recommended that health care providers continue using them as directed.
The FDA sent a letter to health care providers highlighting the benefits of patient warming devices during surgery–including less blood loss, faster recovery and decreased infection risk.
The letter said the FDA reviewed medical research and data–and the agency also pledged to “actively monitor this situation.”
Since approving the first 3M Bair Hugger® warming system in 1987, the FDA has issued 14 or more additional clearances for changes or newer, improved versions of the devices.
1987 FDA approved 3M Bair Hugger® as a surgical warming device
2013 Patient Tommy Walton filed the first 3M Bair Hugger® lawsuit for $1 million.
2013 – 2015 More than a dozen additional patients filed lawsuits in federal courts
2015 A federal panel combined the first 14 3M Bair Hugger® lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation
2017 The MDL judge selected five cases for Bellwether Trials
2018 Manufacturer 3M won the first bellwether trial in Minneapolis
2019 5,659 Bair Hugger lawsuits had been filed and 5,036 remained pending.
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