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Texan Says 3M Device Led to Infection, Amputation

Law360, New York (December 11, 2015, 3:23 PM EST) -- A Texas woman has hit 3M with a suit in Texas state court accusing it of selling defective surgical equipment that she says gave her a drug-resistant infection and required her leg to be amputated, the latest in a string of cases that argue 3M’s patient-warming Bair Hugger device causes dangerous infections.

In her suit filed Wednesday in Harris County court, Ruth Childers said 3M Co. and three other defendants owe her more than $1 million for selling and using the Bair Hugger, which is meant to help people recover from surgery by trapping a layer of warm air around the...

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