Have you had a hip or knee replacement surgery in the last 5 years that resulted in an infection?
If you or someone you know has suffered a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following knee or hip replacement surgery that has resulted in additional hospitalizations, surgeries, removal of the prosthetic joint or even amputation then they may have a claim.
It is well known that airborne particulate bacteria are a major source of contamination in the operating room. There is now concern that the convection currents created by the forced-air warming blanket may stir up these contaminants and bacteria, bringing them into contact with the joint being operated on.
Forced air warming blankets (FAW) work by pushing warm air through a hose into a blanket draped over a patient under anesthesia. Keeping a patient warm during surgery—the warming blanket is typically used during surgery—produces benefits such as less bleeding and a faster recovery. But these blankets also pose an increased risk of deep joint and other hospital-acquired infections such as sepsis and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which are both life-threatening.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious infection following knee or hip replacement surgery that required additional hospitalization or surgery, IV antibiotics, or removal of the implant or amputation, you may be able to seek compensation. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about your rights and legal options, contact our office right away by calling us at (901) 526-9494.
The Medical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in medical malpractice and defective product Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
It is in your best interest to act quickly. There is a time limit in each State for filing injury claims, known as the Statute of Limitations. If a claim is not filed against the manufacturer, marketers, retailers and healthcare providers before the statute of limitation expires, an injured party will not be able to bring a claim against those liable for their injuries.