Knee and Hip Infection Lawyers

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted July 29, 2015


The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now reviewing potential hip infection lawsuits and knee infection lawsuits for individuals who have required additional surgery following a joint replacement since 2009.

Use of a 3M Bair Hugger Warming Device during many hip replacements and knee replacements in recent years may have caused individuals to face a greater risk of suffering a severe and debilitating infection, which may result in:

  • One-Stage Revision Surgery
  • Two-stage Revision Surgery with Antibiotic-coated Spacers
  • Suppressive Antibiotic Therapy
  • Hip or Knee Infection Debridement or Irrigation
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful Death

Potential Bair Hugger lawsuits are being reviewed for individuals who have experienced a hip infection or knee infection. Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided to help determine if this warming blanket may have been used during your joint replacement surgery.


Bair Hugger Hip and Knee Replacement Infection Problems

The Bair Hugger is widely used in most operating rooms throughout the United States, to control body temperature during a hip replacement or knee replacement.

The device is designed to reduce the risk of bleeding, shorten recovery time and provide less risk of soft-tissue infection. However, it appears that the device may actually increase the risk of deep tissue infections.

Knee or Hip Infection Lawyers

Have You Suffered an Infection After Hip or Knee Surgery?


The joint replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential failure to warn claims, alleging that the manufacturer provided an unreasonably dangerous product.

Bair Hugger warming blankets, also known as a “forced-air warmer”, blow hot air into a blanket that is placed over the body in the operating room.

Research suggests that this may disrupt the laminar air-flow ventilation during surgery, creating a convection current that allows the hot air from the warming blanket to cause bacteria or particles from the floor to rise into the surgical field.

This may increase the risk that individuals will suffer a serious and debilitating infection following hip or knee surgery.

These infections can cause damage and death of tissue around the implant site, can lead to septic infections and other serious complications, including death.

Symptoms of a Bair Hugger knee or hip infection may include:

  • Joint Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth or Redness At Surgical Site
  • Fevers or Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Wound Drainage

Treatments may involve multiple surgical revisions, where doctors either remove the implant and ultimately replace it with another, place an antibiotic spacer or attempt to remove infected tissue and prevent other infections through the heavy use of antibiotics.

Lawyers for Infections Following Hip or Knee Surgery

The hip and knee infection lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. provide free consultations and claim evaluations to help individuals determine if a Bair Hugger warming blanket may have been used during your joint replacement.

All cases are reviewed by our law firm under a contingency fee arrangement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our injury lawyers. We only receive attorney fees or reimbursed expenses if we are successful obtaining a financial recovery for an hip or knee infection.

If you or a loved one required additional surgery as a result of an infection following a hip replacement or knee replacement since 2009, contact Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. today to review what legal rights may be available.


1 Comment • Add Your Comments

  • Mary says:

    I had a knee replacement September 17th and two weeks later I had another surgery for infection in joint. I had mersa and strep.

    Posted on January 28, 2020 at 9:06 am

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