In sworn testimony obtained in ongoing litigation, 3M executives have disclosed that the company was aware of safety concerns and infection risks associated with the Bair Hugger for more than three decades but failed to warn users about those risks. The following videos include deposition testimony of 3M Director of Scientific Affairs Albert Van Buren, 3M Global Business Director Jay Issa, and 3M Medical Director Michelle Hulse Stevens.
Infections that occur during surgery can cause serious medical complications, including septic arthritis. In some cases, a patient may need surgery to remove the implant and the infection. In rare cases, the infection can result in amputation.
If you have experienced medical complications after a surgical procedure in which a Bair Hugger blanket was used, you may be entitled to compensation.
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