Atrium C-Qur Mesh hernia mesh lawsuits claim repair patch injuries, according to allegations in many personal injury and product liability lawsuits. There are several Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuits filed in federal courts nationwide.
Kentucky Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
In a recently filed lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Kent Simmons alleges that he developed severe abdominal pain and mesh exposure after an Atrium C-Qur patch was implanted for hernia repair.
According to Simmons, the hernia mesh product was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous. Simmons underwent hernia surgery in October 2015, and then he needed further surgery to remove the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh, after it damaged his abdominal wall.
What is Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh?
Atrium C-Qur is a hernia mesh available since 2006, that is covered with an Omega 3 Fatty Acid Fish oil (O3FA), and the issue is that fish can cause allergic reactions. The FDA regulators expressed severe doubts about the use of the fish oil coating before Atrium released the C-Qur patch, warning that there could be severe, and life-threatening, allergic reactions.
Simmons claims that Atrium received reports about injuries following hernia repairs for years, but failed to provide adequate warning and failed to issue a Atrium C-Qur mesh recall.
Many similar lawsuits have been filed in recent months over the injuries with C-Qur mesh, claiming that patients developed severe and debilitating complications following hernia repair. The allegedly defected hernia mesh devices include the Atrium C-Qur mesh, C-Qur TacShield and C-Qur V-Patch.
Ohio Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Marquetta Fox, from Ohio claims that she developed severe and painful complications following a hernia repair due to problems with Atrium C-Qur mesh. According to Fox, the hernia mesh became stuck to her small bowels and caused an obstruction.
Fox filed her personal injury and product liability complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in November.
Fox alleges that Atrium Medical Corp. manufactured and sold a dangerous and defective hernia patch used during her surgery on August 18, 2014.
According to Fox, her surgeons implanted an 11.4 x 11.4 cm piece of Atrium C-Qur Tacshield, which is a polypropylene mesh (plastic) that has a unique fish oil Omega 3 gel coating that is not used in any other American hernia repair products.
Fox was diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia some 2 years later, which required repair surgery and a five-day hospital stay.
Fox claims that the Omega 3 coating of Atrium C-Qur Mesh is cytotoxic, immunogenic and not biocompatible, which causes or contributes to complications such as delayed wound healing, inflammation, foreign body response, rejection, infection and other complications.
Fox blames Atrium Medical Corp, Maquet Cardiovascular U.S. Sales, LLC, and Getinge AB for her abdominal injuries.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Federal MDL in the works
As is common in pharmaceutical and product liability lawsuits where there many federal lawsuits being filed across the nation, the injury cases will be consolidated and centralized in a Multi-District Litigation or MDL.
The MDL process is designed to streamline the lawsuits under one federal court’s jurisdiction for pre-trial discovery and early trials know as bell-wether trials.
Plaintiffs proposed that the litigation be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, where several of the cases are already pending. Atrium Medical agrees New Hampshire is the proper venue for an Atrium C-Qur MDL. New Hampshire is Atrium’s home venue, and the majority of the relevant documents and witnesses as to the common questions of fact and law are located there.