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A medical device is a device used by doctors and other medical staff to improve a person’s health. One such device, called Bair Hugger, has recently been the subject of numerous lawsuits.

What Type of Medical Device Is Bair Hugger?

Bair Hugger is a warming blanket developed by an American surgeon. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the product in the 1980s. The purpose of the warming blanket, which is heated with forced air, is to keep patients warm during surgery. The forced air comes from a heater located close to the operating room floor. The blanket is now used in approximately 90 percent of surgical procedures in America.

What Is Wrong with Bair Hugger?

The main problem with Bair Hugger, according to plaintiffs who have filed a Bair Hugger lawsuit, is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA). Plaintiffs allege that the warming blanket transfers MRSA from the floor to the surgical site. This has led them to suffered additional damages such as pain and suffering and addition medical bills because they developed MRSA during surgery as a result of contact with the blanket.

Is the Warming Blanket Considered a Defective Product?

Yes, according to the plaintiffs filing the lawsuits. A defective product causes injury to an individual because of:

What Will I Have to Prove to Win a Defective Product Lawsuit?

A defective product lawsuit involves showing:

Are There Any Defenses the Manufacturer Can Use to Defend Themselves?

Yes. Common defenses to a defective product lawsuit involve:

Should I Contact an Attorney If I Was Injured by a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket?

Yes. To understand more about your rights to file a lawsuit or become a part of a class action lawsuit, contact a personal injury attorney.

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Last Modified: 12-15-2015 09:53 AM PST

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