Contact this Fort Lauderdale, Florida Bair Hugger Lawyer if you’ve been injured by the Bair Hugger system anyplace in the State of Florida. The Bair Hugger system is a heating system designed to keep a patient’s body temperature at a certain level. The system includes a warming unit and warming blankets.
The Bair Hugger system is designed for use during a surgical procedure. During such a procedure, it may be beneficial to maintain the patient’s body temperature at a certain level – so the Bair Hugger system is used.
The Bair Hugger system is manufactured by the 3M Company.
While the Bair Hugger system can be useful during a surgical procedure, it can unfortunately have catastrophic consequences. These include periprosthetic joint infections (“PJI’s”). Periprosthetic joint infections are caused by bacterias. Such bacterias can contaminate the body during surgery. The problem arises because the Bair Hugger system can increase the number of the particles in the air of the operating room (“OR”). Particles in the OR can carry bacteria, which causes infection and the catastrophic consequences mentioned above.
Call 954-448-7288 to obtain a free, no obligation consultation if you’ve experienced injuries due to the Bair Hugger system anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County). Mr. Quackenbush will discuss all aspects of your case with you.
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Infection can be caused by medical providers with unclean hands and/or clothing. Bacteria from doctor or nurses’ hands or clothing may contaminate the surgical wound and cause infection. The Bair Hugger system makes this more likely to happen.
Additionally, infection can be caused by unclean surgical instruments. If such surgical instruments aren’t properly cleaned, then they may carry bacteria which can cause infection of open surgical wounds.
The Bair Hugger system can cause periprosthetic joint infections by fostering bacteria growth.
Periprosthetic joint infections frequently result during orthopedic surgeries. Infections develop from open wounds. This is known as “surgical site infection” (SSI). The infections are allowed to develop by the Bair Hugger system.Powerful Representation Provided by this Fort Lauderdale Bair Hugger Attorney
When a prosthesis implant is placed during a procedure, a periprosthetic joint infection may be even more likely. Total hip prostheses and total knee prostheses, for example, can easily cause periprosthetic joint infections. The Bair Hugger system can therefore be event more dangerous in these scenarios.
Periprosthetic joint infections can also be caused by operating room (“OR”) airborne bacterial contamination. For this reason, it is important for operating rooms to be properly ventilated. If they are not, then bacteria may contaminate an open wound during a surgical procedure and cause a periprosthetic joint infection.
If the air in the OR isn’t properly ventilated, then you may have a medical malpractice case against the hospital or surgery center where the operation/procedure occurred. If the Bair Hugger system was involved, then you may also have a products liability case against the manufacturer of the Bair Hugger system. If the infection developed from a medical providers hands or clothing or from a surgical instrument, then you may have a medical malpractice case against the doctors involved in the surgery.
Gram-positive cocci is a frequent cause of periprosthetic joint infections as well.To Discuss Your Case, Call this Broward County Bair Hugger Law Firm
Mr. Quackenbush will gladly give you a free, no obligation consultation. If you’ve been hurt by the Bair Hugger system anyplace in the State of Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 to talk about your case.
Mr. Quackenbush will work on a contingency basis should he become your lawyer. For this reason, there is no risk to you as Mr. Quackenbush will not get paid a dime until you’ve received compensation in your case.