Dangerous Medical Device: Bair Hugger

During surgery, it’s important for doctors to prevent hypothermia in their patients. To combat this problem, Dr. Scott D. Augustine developed a line of temperature management devices, called Bair Hugger surgical equipment. The flagship product is essentially an inflatable blanket, which has warm air forced through it to keep the patient warm. However, since resigning from his company in 2002, Dr. Augustine has been on a mission to warn doctors of the danger of his products. Specifically, these devices can significantly increase the risk of infection after surgery, leading to serious medical complications.

Our skilled Greenville dangerous medical device attorneys at Christian & Davis are currently investigating claims related to infections caused by Bair Hugger equipment. If you or someone you love has been hurt by the unsafe use of this device, we can help you pursue the fair compensation you need and deserve to cover medical expenses, lost income, and much more.

Have you suffered an infection after a Bair Hugger device was used in your surgery? If so, call our Greenville personal injury lawyers at (864) 408-8890.

The Danger of Bair Hugger

Dr. Augustine is still quite proud of the device he invented, but he claims that it is being used in a manner inconsistent with its original intent. He has stated publicly that, although more than one hundred studies confirm that these devices are beneficial, none of those considered their use in orthopedic surgery. The New York Times discovered a letter from Dr. Augustine to the management at Arizant (the manufacturer) which essentially stated that a mandatory recall would be inevitable if they did not choose to voluntarily recall the device.

This device is commonly used after many major surgeries, including:

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery

Hurt By a Dangerous Medical Device?

At Christian & Davis, our Greenville personal injury attorneys are highly experienced in handling dangerous medical device cases. When you retain our firm, you can expect tireless representation from attorneys who truly care about you and your best interests. If you’ve suffered an infection due to the dangerous Bair Hugger device, contact us today to pursue fair compensation.

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