There was some news on the 3M Bair Hugger Lawsuit front as well. As per the Amended Order dated June 15, 2017, six lawsuits of eight along with their sequence of order of representation were selected to be a part of bellwether trials scheduled to begin on February 26, 2018. The main allegation faced by 3M Bair Hugger System was of the increased chances of developing a post-operative deep-joint infection by patients undergoing hip or knee replacements at the site of their implant. Plaintiffs further claim that 3M and Arizant, the manufacturers, have been aware of this issue for years but have failed to alter the design of the Bair Hugger or warn doctors of this risk. Bair Hugger - MDL 15-2666, Forced Air Warming Devices Products Liability Litigation represents more than 1950 lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.