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Consolidation of Bair Hugger Lawsuits Planned for MN Federal Court

SEPTEMBER 2015 – A request was filed by a 3M / Arizant Healthcare, Inc. Bair Hugger plaintiff to transfer the 14 product liability claims alleging injuries related to Bair Hugger Forced Air Warmer (Bair Hugger FAW). The request states that centralized pre-trial proceedings would benefit parties and witnesses for both sides in the case by improving efficiency in regards to workload and by reducing the costs of discovery. Currently, six different U.S. District courts have lawsuits pending against 3M and Arizant, corporations that are based in Minnesota. Multidistrict litigation with a single judge should help to prevent conflicting pretrial rulings, especially as the number of future claims increases.
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Reports show that serious infections developed in knee and hip replacement patients when the surgical facility used a product known as the Bair Hugger.  The Bair Hugger is a forced air warming blanket used to maintain normal body temperature during surgical procedures.  If you or a loved one has developed a serious infection after knee or hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering incurred as a result of the use of the Bair Hugger.  With an army of over 20 lawyers and a staff of 50 support personnel, our experienced defective medical device lawyers are available to provide a free consultation to review your case. Visit our website at or call us at +1.866.504.4558 to discuss your legal options today.
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