NEW YORK, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Deep joint infection lawsuits involving the 3M Company's Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket continue to mount in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. According to an update issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on April 15th, at least 1,524 cases are now pending in the centralized proceeding, up from 1,343 pending cases in March. (In Re: Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2666)
Court documents indicate that the Bair Hugger Status Conference scheduled for May 18, 2017 has been cancelled. The next monthly Status Conference will be convened on June 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. CST.
"Our Firm is representing a number of Bair Hugger plaintiffs in the federal litigation, and we continue to receive inquiries from others interested in filing similar claims. We looked forward to more progress in this proceeding in the months to come," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to hip and knee replacement patients who allegedly developed post-operative deep joint infections following implant surgery that involved the use of the Bair Hugger forced air warming system.
The Bair Hugger and Deep Joint Infections
All of the Bair Hugger lawsuits pending in the District of Minnesota were filed on behalf of hip and knee replacement patients who allegedly developed post-operative deep joint infections related to the use of the forced air warmer blanket during their implant surgeries. The surgical warming system is currently used by more than 80% of the nation's hospitals to prevent hypothermia in individuals undergoing joint replacement and other surgical procedures.
Bair Hugger lawsuit plaintiffs claim that the apparatus suffers from a design defect that may cause the surgical site to come into contact with bacteria and other contaminants from the operating room floor. This increases the risk that patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgeries will develop a post-operative infection at the site of their implant, resulting in the need for revision surgery and other invasive medical interventions. They further allege that 3M has known of this problem for years, yet has failed to modify the Bair Hugger's design or issue appropriate warnings to the medical community.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to offer free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who allegedly suffered serious deep joint infections due to the 3M Bair Hugger forced air warmer blanket. To learn more about filing a hip or knee replacement infection lawsuit, please visit the Firm's website, or contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP directly by calling 800-511-5092.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to once again be named to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List," recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country. This year's nomination marks the thirteenth year the firm has been named to this prestigious annual list.
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