OCTOBER 2015  – During a lengthy surgical procedure, such as a hip replacement surgery, keeping the patient adequately warmed is important to prevent hypothermia. Medicare requires warming during hip replacement surgeries to reduce bleeding and shorten recovery time. The Bair Hugger Forced Air Warmer is one type of device used since 1987 to maintain


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SEPTEMBER 2015 – A request was filed by a 3M / Arizant Healthcare, Inc. Bair Hugger plaintiff to transfer the 14 product liability claims alleging injuries related to Bair Hugger Forced Air Warmer (Bair Hugger FAW). The request states that centralized pre-trial proceedings would benefit parties and witnesses