Injuries: If you suffered one of the the following complications after receiving C-Qur hernia mesh, you may have a claim for compensation:
More than 100 injured patients have already filed lawsuits against Atrium Medical, saying the company’s C-Qur family of hernia mesh products are defective.
Thousands of other hernia repair patients may have been harmed. Surgical mesh complications can be life-altering, if not life-threatening. Our lawyers want to help.
Learn more about the Hernia Mesh Lawsuit.
Over 100 patients say that a popular line of hernia repair products, manufactured by New Hampshire-based company Atrium, are defective. In a wave of product liability lawsuits, injured patients accuse Atrium of creating a hernia mesh patch that can induce severe immune system responses, leading to product failure and numerous debilitating complications.
Over 120 patients have filed suit against Atrium, claiming the company’s C-Qur family of hernia mesh implants is defective.
In all, the C-Qur product line encompasses seven separate products:
While the meshes vary in name and indication, each product shares a strikingly similar design. The mesh itself consists of a patch woven from fibers of polypropylene, a synthetic polymer used widely in consumer products. Surrounding this polypropylene patch is a coating of Omega 3 fatty acids, derived from fish oil and intended to act as a protective barrier against adhesions.
In their lawsuits, Plaintiffs point out two alleged problems with this design:
In short, the materials from which C-Qur hernia mesh patches are made incite severe immune system responses in many patients, the plaintiffs write. In turn, they continue, these immune system responses increase the likelihood that a patch will break down prematurely inside the body, leading to a host of adverse health consequences. Atrium Medical had full knowledge of these risks, the patients say, but rather than inform the public, the company chose to lie about the product’s safety.
Physicians often use surgical mesh products to patch up traumatic wounds, close openings left by invasive operations or add support to muscles weakened by a hernia.
While common, the use of hernia mesh has come under fire in recent years, as thousands of patients have reported serious complications:
Alongside these risks stands the substantial danger of a total device failure, the US Food & Drug Administration reports. Mesh products can migrate inside the body, threatening the integrity of surrounding organs. In many cases, surgeons have discovered fragments of hernia mesh that literally disintegrated, making total removal nearly impossible. Some mesh products have even been found to increase the likelihood of hernia recurrence, forcing patients back into the operating room for an invasive revision procedure.
The injuries reported in C-Qur lawsuits, however, may be even more horrific. Many plaintiffs claim to have undergone repeated hernia repair procedures involving Atrium’s family of hernia mesh products – suffering repeated injuries and complications as a result.
In a case filed on March 16, 2017, a man from Wyoming tells the devastating story of his own efforts to have two abdominal hernias repaired. Suffering from epigastric and umbilical hernias, the man underwent his first procedure in March of 2013, receiving two C-Qur Mesh patches in the process.
Less than five months after his surgery, Plaintiff returned to his surgeon with a hernia recurrence, the complaint states. The doctor found a “palpable bulge” directly above one of the patient’s implanted C-Qur meshes, but decided against performing a revision procedure immediately.
An emergency procedure, however, would become necessary two months later, when the man again presented to his surgeon, this time suffering from excruciating pain. One of the patient’s hernias had become incarcerated, the doctor found, as portions of an internal organ forced their way through his weakened abdominal wall. The man was rushed into surgery, court documents report, where physicians discovered pieces of his bowel had entered the hernia, leading to widespread inflammation and blood vessel rupture. After repairing the problem, the man’s surgeon closed the abdominal wall with yet another Atrium-made C-Qur Mesh hernia patch.
Contact an experienced Hernia Mesh Atrium C-Qur attorney today to learn more about your legal options.
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