Copyright © Orthopedic Infection Advisory. All rights reserved.

Lawsuits filed against 3M's Bair Hugger


The Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Panel of the Federal Court met in New Orleans and certified the consolidation of the lawsuits filed against the Bair Hugger*.  Read more on this ruling in the National Law Journal.  The MDL certification makes it easier for injured parties to bring their claims to federal court.


The lawsuits allege that the surgical device contaminates the sterile field in the operating room, leading to periprosthetic joint infections in patients undergoing orthopedic implant surgery.


Here is a listing of law firms by state that are actively pursuing cases against forced-air warming manufacturers:


Alabama

​Southern Med Law 


Alaska
Schmidt & Clark LLP  

Arizona
Arentz Law Group 
 
Arkansas
American Injury Attorney Group 

California

Colorado

Connecticut

DC

Flood Law Group LLP 
Bair Hugger Legal Center  

Delaware

Florida
Law offices of Wolf & Pravato 
Morgan & Morgan 
Levin Papantonio 

Georgia
Morgan & Morgan 
 
Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Morgan & Morgan 
Jones Ward PLC  

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Saiontz & Kirk PA  

Massachusetts
Swartz & Swartz Attorneys at Law 

Michigan

Minnesota
Law Offices of Lord & Associates 








*Bair Hugger is a registered trademark of 3M.