The lawsuits are piling up against 3M and its subsidiary, Arizant, for infections linked to the Bair Hugger warming blanket, at least 82 of which are hip and knee replacement patients. The Bair Hugger, a single-use forced-air warming blanket used on patients to help maintain normal body temperature during surgery, is a popular device used on more than 100 million surgical patients since its introduction in the late 1980s. The Bair Hugger blanket is intended to keep the patient warm during surgery. It is proven that when a patient is under anesthesia for any length of time, the body temperature may drop ... Read More
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