Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuit Loans

First, a little background on these cases. The Bair Hugger warming blanket was first made in 1988 by a company called 3M. It has been used by more than 180 million patients. Warming blankets are used in hospitals to treat for hypothermia, or when someone is in surgery.

Some studies show that Bair Hugger blankets can lead to heightened risk of infections.  According to Levin Law the Bair Hugger lawsuits allege the following:

  1. The Bair Hugger is defective and unreasonably dangerous.
  2. The device was negligently manufactured.
  3. The manufacturer failed to properly test the medical device, and failed to warn of the increased risks of surgical infections.
  4. The manufacturer concealed evidence of the dangers from the government and the public, and misrepresented the safety of the equipment.

These lawsuits are asking for damages for the infections these blankets caused. This seems like a surefire bet, but in courts, nothing is a sure thing.

Well, that’s not true. One thing that’s for sure is 3M is going to fight back. They’re not just going to pay everyone who filed a lawsuit. After all, there are more than 1,500 people who have filed lawsuits. To understand the value of each case and the involved financial risk, 3M will likely wait for a few cases to go through jury trial before settling cases.

 How much is my Bair Hugger case worth?

It’s a little too early to guess. Attorneys are still learning about these cases. However, other defective product cases have settled for large amounts, so this could as well. More than 1,500 people are suing 3M for these, and that number is growing.

 How long until my case settles?

So far, there no large groups have settlements. Usually, most plaintiff’s don’t receive settlements until a few test-cases have settled. The reasoning is two-fold: attorneys want to maximize case value with severe precedent cases, and manufacturers like 3M want to better understand the potential cost to settle or litigate.

How do I qualify for Bair Hugger lawsuit loans?

Uplift is not yet funding providing Bair Hugger lawsuit loans. We will update this article as funding becomes available. Most legal funding companies are currently waiting to see the progression of litigation.