Update: C-Qur Mesh Caused Severe Allergic Reaction, New Hampshire Man Claims
February 27, 2017 – A man from New Hamshire has filed a products liability lawsuit against Atrium Medical Corp. over a rare cell reaction he allegedly suffered after being implanted with a C-Qur patch during hernia repair surgery. Plaintiff alleges that not only was Atrium Medical aware of the potential for this type of hernia patch reaction, but also that the manufacturer lied to the FDA about changes it made to the design of the mesh.
When doctors went in to repair her recurrent hernia, they found large adhesions between the Atrium mesh and her small bowel. Surgeons had to remove 2 feet of her bowel because the damage was so extensive, according to the lawsuit.
What’s the Problem?
Atrium C-Qur Mesh entered the U.S. market in March 2006 via the FDA’s “510(k) process,” which clears products that are “substantially equivalent” to devices that are already on the market. The hernia patch is designed with an outer coating of a gel made from triglycerides and omega 3 fatty acids, called the O3FA layer. Patients implanted with the mesh have reported it getting stuck to their bowels and other parts of the body, increasing the risk of life-threatening complications.
Hernia Mesh Complications
Problems associated with the Atrium C-Qur Hernia Patch include:
- Chronic Infections
- Allergic Reactions
- Abdominal Pain
- Bowel Adhesion
- Bowel Obstruction
- Organ Perforation
- Mesh Erosion
- Mesh Failure
- Hernia recurrence
- Revision Surgery
- Seroma (fluid buildup under the skin)
Which Products are Affected?
The above complications may occur with any of Atrium’s C-Qur hernia mesh patches, which include:
- Atrium C-Qur Mesh
- Atrium C-Qur Mosaic
- Atrium C-Qur TacShield
- Atrium C-Qur V-Patch
- Atrium C-Qur Centrifx
- Atrium C-Qur FX Mesh (formerly C-Qur Lite)
Atrium Hernia Patch Recall
In August 2013, FDA announced a Class 2 recall for the Atrium C-QUR Edge mesh because coating on the mesh could adhere to the inner packaging sleeve because of high humidity. The recall affected about 1,500 units.
Can I Participate in a Class Action?
No class action lawsuit has been filed to date in the Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh litigation. However, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you’ve been injured. Our lawyers are now filing individual lawsuits for people who had hernia recurrence or required revision surgery after receiving a Atrium C-Qur hernia patch. If we determine that you have a valid claim, you may be entitled to compensation to assist with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
In October 2016, a motion was filed seeking to centralize all federal C-Qur Hernia Mesh lawsuits in the District of New Hampshire for pretrial handling. At the time of the filing, only about 13 such complaints were pending in U.S. federal courts. However, it is expected that this number will grow into the hundreds or even thousands before the litigation process is complete.
Other Mesh Patch Injuries
In addition to reviewing potential Atrium C-Qur cases, our lawyers are currently accepting Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits for individuals who experienced complications following hernia repair surgery. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable outcome in your case.
Atrium C-Qur Mesh Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania
January 23, 2017 – An Ohio woman who allegedly suffered damage to her internal organs after receiving a C-Qur hernia patch has filed a products liability lawsuit against Atrium Medical in Pennsylvania federal court. Plaintiff Willie Calloway was implanted with Atrium C-Qur mesh in 2010 while undergoing surgery to repair a hernia in her belly button. Five years later, Calloway claims she needed another hernia repair surgery after developing a painful lump where the mesh patch had been inserted.
Atrium Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Consolidated in New Hampshire
December 13, 2016 – Nearly two dozen federal lawsuits alleging injuries from the C-Qur hernia patch have been consolidated as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2753) in the District of New Hampshire before Judge Landya B. McCafferty. All of the suits contain similar allegations that C-Qur mesh causes an allergic or inflammatory response that can lead to severe health complications.
Do I Have an Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hernia patch injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you experienced complications following hernia repair, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.