An Atrium mesh lawsuit may be an option for people who suffered severe complications associated with the devices. Atrium C-QUR Mesh is the only surgical mesh device to use a gel coating made from omega 3 fish oil. However, lawsuits allege that the coating presents a number of problems for people with the devices, including infection, device rejection and the need for additional hernia repair surgeries. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and pursue damages with the help of an Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What are Atrium Mesh lawsuits about?
Atrium C-QUR Mesh is a type of medical device indicated for use in hernia repair and other surgical intervention procedures that may require reinforcement. Atrium C-QUR Mesh is made from polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer used in a variety of industry applications, and a blend of omega 3 fatty acid fish oil to form a barrier on the mesh.
The use of synthetic materials in hernia repair surgeries is common. However, according to Surgical Innovation, little research has been done regarding polymer materials and their interactions with tissues in the abdominal wall. Likewise, the long-term consequences of implantable polypropylene materials may have some health professionals concerned because some patients may exhibit an allergic reaction to the materials.
Lawsuits allege that the combination of polypropylene and omega 3 gel coating from fish oil led to an “intense inflammatory and foreign body response” that resulted in an adverse reaction of the surrounding tissue. Additionally, the omega 3 coating prevents fluids from escaping, which can lead to seroma formation, infection, abscess formation or other serious complications.
Hernia Repair Surgery
Hernia repair surgery is common, and according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), surgeons use surgical mesh devices to strengthen the hernia repair and reduce the rate of hernia recurrence.
Despite widespread use of surgical mesh to repair hernias, there are complications associated with hernia repair surgery, including:
- Hernia recurrence
- Adhesion of scar-like tissues
- Obstruction of the large or small intestine
- Abnormal connections between organs, vessels or intestines
- Fluid build-up at the surgical site
Common adverse events following hernia repair with surgical mesh may also include device degradation and bowel obstruction.
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Recall
Complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh have been reported to the FDA, leading to the recall of some mesh products. In August 2013, Atrium Medical issued a recall for approximately 1,500 units of Atrium C-QUR Edge Mesh (lot number 10405513 and higher). According to the FDA recall database, the devices were recalled because increased humidity occurring inside the pouch can potentially cause the coating on the mesh to strongly adhere to the inner handling sleeve if the device is exposed to excessive humidity for long periods of time.
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Claims
Lawsuits against Atrium Medical Corporation, the manufacturer of Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh, allege that the device was defectively designed and/or manufactured and was not reasonably safe for its intended use in hernia repair. Additionally, the risks of the design outweighed any potential benefits associated with the design, despite claims made by the manufacturer, which were allegedly based on predicate devices and not clinical testing or other design verification.
Although some surgeons and physicians reported allergic reactions linked to the Atrium C-QUR, the manufacturer failed to inform the FDA about those risks and misled physicians about the reported relationship between omega 3 and allergic reactions in patients implanted with the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh.
As a result of the defective design and/or manufacture of the C-QUR Mesh, Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys note that there was an unreasonable risk of severe adverse reactions to the mesh or mesh components including:
- Chronic pain
- Recurrence of hernia
- Foreign body response
- Inadequate or failure of incorporation/ingrowth
- Improper wound healing
- Excessive and chronic inflammation
- Allergic reaction
- Adhesions to internal organs
- Fistula formation
- Granulomatous response
- Seroma formation
- Nerve damage
- Tissue damage
As a result of the manufacturers’ failure to provide adequate warnings, plaintiffs further claim that they suffered from and will continue to suffer from the adverse effects of the hernia mesh product.
How an Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by Atrium C-QUR Mesh may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.