Bair Hugger Injury Case Remanded to Montana State Court

  • Order

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota federal judge has remanded to Montana state court a lawsuit alleging injuries caused by a Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Device, ruling that the plaintiff asserted viable claims against a non-diverse medical facility.

In a June 14 order, Judge Joan N. Ericksen of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled that the state court should determine whether the medical facility is a “seller” under Montana law.

Rickey Barry originally filed the action in the Lewis and Clark County (Mont.) District Court against 3M and RCHP Billings-Missoula LLC. 3M removed the case to federal …


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