Medical providers oftentimes will do anything that's necessary to make their lives and the lives of their patients easier. Let us use the Bair Hugger System as an illustration. It is marketed under the 3M Bair Hugger brand name. The surgical blanket is used to prevent and treat hypothermia among surgical patients. One of the benefits of this blanket is it keeps patients warm during surgery and, more importantly, it lessens patients' recovery time and prevents excessive bleeding.
This 3M product has been in use for decades. However, studies and cases have proven that the blanket leads to infections during procedures. Patients have developed infections after surgeries caused by its temperature management systems. Unsurprisingly, victims of this seemingly innocent product have filed lawsuits, claiming 3M was negligent, particularly in failing to warn about the risks and in misrepresenting the safety of this warm blanket.