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.

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*Bair Hugger is a registered trademark of 3M.