Feel Like Suing?
Although I have decided not to sue (so far, at least), others have. I know of two cases that have been filed against 3M, the company that makes Bair Hugger forced-air warmers, the device that almost all hospitals use. One case is in Texas (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10554160.htm) and the other is in Kansas ( http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11708249.htm). Neither one sued their doctor, but only the manufacturer of the forced-air warming device.
The lawyer that filed these cases even runs an ad looking for others who have been injured (see below).
If you have talked to a lawyer, you probably came away disappointed. I certainly was. Most believe that proving the cause of an infection is just too difficult. They have not read the research published in the last few years.
Google searching uncovered the names of a few other plaintiffs’ lawyers looking for these cases. I listed them below. I expect there are others.
Sexton Law http://www.mikesextonlaw.com/
Lord & Faris http://www.faris-faris.com/bair-hugger/
New York, New Jersey, Florida, Washington D.C.
Parker Waichman LLP http://www.yourlawyer.com/blog/texas-man-claims-bair-hugger-surgery-blanket-infected-hip-implant/
Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra http://www.rheingoldlaw.com/blog/2013/06/is-the-bair-hugger-device-a-danger-for-patients.shtml
Hale Law http://www.lawfirmnewswire.com/2013/08/attorney-with-the-hale-law-firm-comments-on-personal-injury-lawsuit-filed-in-houston/
Caroselli Beachler McTiernan & Conboy http://www.cbmclaw.com/Defective-Products/Bair-Hugger-Forced-Air-Warming-Device.shtml