STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Plaintiffs to Appeal Award of Summary Judgment to 3M in Bair Hugger MDL

MINNEAPOLIS — Plaintiffs plan to appeal a Minnesota federal judge’s award of summary judgment to 3M on claims that the Bair Hugger Warming Devices can cause periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), according to a recent filing on the multidistrict litigation docket.

The notice of appeal to the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals was filed on Sept. 5. Plaintiffs will challenge an Aug. 1 ruling in which Judge Joan N. Ericksen of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota effectively closed the MDL docket after finding plaintiffs failed to prove causation.

“Whether the Bair Hugger is capable of causing ...

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