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1st Bair Hugger Infection MDL Bellwether Trial Under Way In Minnesota Court

(May 15, 2018, 3:54 PM EDT) -- MINNEAPOLIS — The first bellwether trial in the Bair Hugger multidistrict litigation got under way on May 14 in Minnesota federal court (Louis Gareis, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-4187, D. Minn.).

Louis Gareis developed a surgical site infection after being implanted with an orthopedic prosthesis.  In 2016, Gareis and his wife, Lillian Gareis, sued 3M Co. and Arizant Healthcare Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleging that his infection was caused by microorganisms aerosolized in the operating...
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