Bair Hugger is a device commonly used in hip and knee replacement surgery, as well as open heart surgery. This device filters and forces warm air through a disposable blanket to warm the patient during surgery to prevent hypothermia. Unfortunately, use of the device has been associated with an increased risk of serious infection. Infections can require hospitalization, additional surgeries, replacement of the implant, and even amputation. The manufacturer of the Bair Hugger may have known about the risks and failed to adequately inform both doctors and patients of the danger. If you or a loved one suffered an infection after hip or knee replacement surgery or open heart surgery, contact The Relion Group right away. You will be connected with an experienced attorney for a free consultation and determine if you may qualify for financial compensation and medical expenses.