HOUSTON, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The failed joint replacement attorneys with the McDonald Worley law firm are calling for people who received a joint replacement and were later diagnosed with a deep infection to come forward and share what happened with their legal team. A recently filed lawsuit against the forced-air warming device Bair Hugger has raised concerns patients may have been exposed to germ and bacteria contamination during their failed hip or knee replacement surgery and may be entitled to compensation.
"A deep infection is devastating, to both patient and family, often requiring multiple revision surgeries to remove the infected implant, potentially disabling the person and causing serious pain and suffering," stated Mr. Worley.
Attorneys with the firm are encouraging failed joint replacement patients who suffered a serious joint implant infection within a year of their procedure to contact them immediately to get a legal review of their case. They are under no obligation to file a lawsuit.
"Periprosthetic deep infections can result in serious complications to the patient, including requiring numerous revision surgeries as doctors are forced to remove the infected joint, and can disable the patient. Serious concerns have been raised about the Bair Hugger system and patients deserve to have the risks fully investigated," stated Donald Worley when asked why his lawyers will be investigating such claims.
According the lead trial attorney with the firm, a recent study by orthopedic surgeons published in the Bone and Joint Journal on the topic of airborne contaminants positively linked the Bair Hugger warming system to an increased risk of implant infections. Additionally, safety concerns raised in a recent Harris County filed lawsuit complaint against the 3M subsidiary Arizant raised airflow safety concerns significant enough to convince the firm to begin accepting contaminated joint claims.
"Victims face ex-plant of the joint implanted, hospitalization, possible amputation, and multiple surgeries. Patients who elected to have their knee or hip replaced have a reasonable expectation for it to be done in as sterile bacterium free environment as possible," added Mr. Worley.
The firm's Bair Hugger deep joint infection claim lawyers will be standing by, available to answer questions and share legal options for patients whose replacement implant was infected.
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To share what happened and receive a free, no obligation legal claim review, visit: https://www.mcdonaldworley.com/bair-hugger-infections.php
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