Attorneys Are Reviewing Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Cases
Farris, Riley & Pitt is evaluating cases nationwide involving injuries suffered by those who received the Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh as part of a surgical procedure to surgically treat hernias. The Atrium C-Qur (pronounced “secure”) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 through the 501(k) program which allows companies to skip much of the research and testing typically required before receiving approval.
Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh is used to repair a variety of hernias including inguinal and ventral. It is also employed in non-hernia surgeries to assist with the reconstruction of the chest wall and reinforcement of traumatic injuries. The mesh is supposed to act as support for the weak area where a hernia or injury exists. The intention is to allow tissue to grow through and around it, strengthening the repair.
Like some other hernia mesh products, Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh is made from polypropylene plastic. Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh, however, is coated with a layer of omega-3 fatty acid (O3FA). The gel coating is made from medical-grade fish oil and a unique blend of triglycerides and is intended to reduce the possibility of the mesh causing adhesion, swelling, and scarring.
Side Effects & Impacts of Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh
Despite what may be good intentions, Atrium C-Qur Mesh has caused numerous injuries and side effects to unsuspecting surgical patients. Studies indicate that Atrium C-Qur has a higher rate of infection and adhesion than other hernia mesh devices. Reports of complications include:
- Rejection of the implant
- Severe pain
- Perforation of organs
- Obstruction of the bowel and intestines
- Allergic reaction to the gel coating on the hernia mesh
- Accumulation of fluid
- Autoimmune response to foreign object in the body
- The need for multiple corrective surgeries
- Dental problems
- Emotional trauma
- Adhesion to bowel
- Erosion of mesh
FDA Recalls Atrium Hernia Mesh Product
The FDA issued a warning letter in October 2012 to Atrium noting that the company was not adequately addressing numerous complaints of infection caused by C-Qur hernia mesh. The letter also accused Atrium of ignoring concerns about sterility standards. Despite Atrium’s knowledge of the reports of adverse effects of their hernia mesh products, they continue to market and sell the implants with vigor.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh comes in a variety of brands which are used for different procedures. They include C-Qur Mosaic, C-Qur TacSheild, C-Qur OVT Mesh and others. In August 2013, the FDA issued a recall of Atrium C-Qur Edge Mesh and C-Qur V-Patch because humidity could cause the O3FA to peel off and stick to the packaging. Many people believe the O3FA coating may also come off when the mesh is implanted, causing harm to the body.
In 2015 the FDA issued a permanent injunction against Atrium. The injunction stopped Atrium from manufacturing and distributing C-Qur hernia mesh at their Hudson, New Hampshire facility. The FDA alleged that Atrium introduced adultered medical devices into interstate commerce and was not in compliance with standards of practice for manufacturing, packing, installing and storing such devices.
People Injured by Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh are Filing Lawsuits
Dozens of individuals have already filed lawsuits in Federal Court against Atrium to recover compensation due to the injuries caused by C-Qur hernia mesh. The cases have been consolidated into one Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in the District of New Hampshire, and Judge Landya Boyer McCafferty will preside over the matters. Consolidating the cases into an MDL allows the individual plaintiffs to avoid duplicating efforts during discovery and other pre-trial proceedings but differs from a class action. In a class action, the cases are joined into a single litigation matter.
The lawsuits contain various allegations against Atrium, the manufacturer of C-Qur including
that the company:
- failed to conduct adequate research into the dangers and risks of using Atrium C-Qu hernia mesh
- failed to address or investigate complaints of injuries after using C-Qur hernia mesh
- failed to recall Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh
- failed to issue proper warnings about the risks of using Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh
- knowingly marketed and sold a defective and dangerous hernia mesh implant
Farris, Riley & Pitt Class Action Lawyers Evaluate Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt have extensive experience representing those injured by dangerous medical devices. We handle class action litigation, individual cases, and MDLs in a way that makes our clients feel cared for and satisfied. Our attorneys provide personal service and aggressive representation to ensure our clients and their families obtain the results they deserve.
We can help you get to the bottom of what or who caused your injuries and have the resources you need to build and prove your case. You can concentrate on recovering from your ordeal while we work on recovering monetary damages.
Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuits are being filed across the nation now. If you or someone you love was injured during or after hernia surgery that involved the use of Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh, contact Farris, Riley & Pitt. Find out if you have a case and can recover financial compensation for your injuries.
Contact Farris, Riley & Pitt today and speak with one of our dangerous medical device attorneys. Your consultation is free so don’t wait. Learn more about Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuits by calling 1-888-580-5176.