Surgical Warming Blanket Heater/Cooler System Class Action Lawsuit
Forced air surgical warming blankets and heater-cooler systems are used to keep anesthetized patients warm before, during, and after surgeries. These devices have been used and continue to be used on millions of Americans. Nevertheless, some research demonstrates that forced-air warming blankets and heater-cooler devices can possibly spread airborne contaminants, in turn, causing a higher risk of contaminating surgical sites and causing post-surgical infections. Infections in patients who recently had surgery can lead to further hospitalization, permanent disability, further surgeries, amputations, and even death.
Currently, some of the patients who experienced serious medical complications as a result of a forced air surgical warming blankets and heater-cooler devices are filing lawsuits against the manufacturers. These patients allege that the manufacturers knew about the increased risk of infections and other serious injuries from the use of the forced-air warming blankets and heater-cooler devices during surgery, but failed to make necessary changes to the device to make it safer for patients. The lawyers of Abbott Law Group are currently reviewing cases on behalf of individuals who experienced medical complications where these devices were used.