Patients who underwent hernia repair with an Atrium C-Qur mesh patch have reported suffering complications including internal injuries, infections and mesh failure.
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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.
Atrium C-Qur is a polypropylene mesh designed with an outer coating of a gel made from triglycerides and omega 3 fatty acids, called the O3FA layer. Patients who received the hernia patch have reported problems, complaining that the mesh gets stuck to their bowels and other parts of the body, increasing the risk of life-threatening complications.
Hernia Patch Complications
- 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)
C-Qur Mesh Approved via FDA Loophole
Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh entered the U.S. market in March 2006 via the FDA’s 510(k) approval program, which allows companies to skip rigorous pre-market research and studies. The C-Qur hernia mesh was cleared because it was “substantially equivalent” to another product that was approved in the 1990s. However, the C-Qur patch is the first mesh to ever utilize an omega 3 fatty acid coating. Devices approved through 510(k) are susceptible to lawsuits, unlike products that undergo extensive testing for Pre-Market Approval (PMA).
Atrium Hernia Mesh Products
Despite problems with the design of C-Qur hernia mesh, Atrium has introduced a variety of similar products that may increase the risk of the above complications / injuries:
- 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)
C-Qur Hernia Patch Recall
In August 2013, Atrium recalled about 1,500 C-QUR Edge mesh patches after it was found that coating on the devices could adhere to the inner packaging sleeve because of high humidity.
Atrium C-Qur MDL Established in New Hampshire
All federal lawsuits alleging injury from hernia mesh patches manufactured by Atrium Medical Corp. have been centralized in a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2753) in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire. Plaintiffs allege that Atrium C-Qur mesh has a fish oil coating that produces an allergic reaction which can lead to severe health complications. Additionally, if the hernia patch adheres to the bowel, it could lead to the bowel becoming twisted or perforated, causing gastric ulcers or other adverse intestinal problems, according to the lawsuits.
A motion has been filed seeking to consolidate all federal C-Qur Hernia Mesh lawsuits before Judge Landya Boyer McCafferty 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 in the near future.
C-Qur hernia patch lawsuits allege that Atrium Medical Corporation:
- Failed to adequately research its hernia mesh products;
- Failed to properly investigate reports of hernia patch complications;
- Failed to recall C-Qur mesh after problems were discovered;
- Failed to warn about the risk of injury with the products, and
- Designed and sold a defective and unreasonably dangerous medical device.
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.
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.
C-Qur Mesh Patch Lawsuits Consolidated in New Hampshire
December 13, 2016 – Nearly two dozen federal lawsuits alleging injuries from Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh 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 Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hernia patch lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had an infection, gastric ulcer or other hernia mesh complications, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.