A Kentucky woman alleges that she was implanted with defective hernia mesh manufactured by Atrium Medical Corp.
Plaintiff Charlotte N. says she suffered severe and permanent physical injuries after receiving C-Qur hernia mesh. Her husband is filing consortium claims for loss of companionship due to the plaintiff’s injuries and medical care.
The plaintiff is joining the Atrium C-Qur multidistrict litigation that alleges polypropylene mesh, including C-Qur hernia mesh, manufactured by the medical device company causes severe reactions in some individuals and is defective.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff had C-Qur hernia mesh implanted at Baptist Health Richmond in Richmond, Ky. in November 2012.
The plaintiff says she suffered complications from the mesh, including personal injury, pain and suffering, and severe emotional distress, requiring removal of the C-Qur hernia mesh less than one year later in February 2013.
Charlotte is seeking damages for the additional medical services she required, and lost earnings, as well as punitive damages against the medical device manufacturer.
The hernia mesh lawsuit alleges that Atrium knew the C-Qur hernia mesh and other hernia mesh it produced were defective. The complaint says that while the company represented to doctors and patients that the polypropylene containing products were inert, they knew or should have known that the devices should not have been implanted in human tissue.
According to the lawsuit, Atrium manufactured and sold defective hernia mesh known as C-QUR, C-QUR Mosaic, C-QUR Edge, C-QUR TacShield, C-QUR Lite Mesh V-Patch, and C-QUR Mesh V-Patch, along with variations of the product known under other names.
The hernia mesh lawsuit alleges that the products are defective because they use an Omega 3 Fatty Acid Fish Oil (O3FA) coating.
“The O3FA is derived from fish,” alleges the complaint. “Fish are considered to be commonly allergenic. If various remnants of the fish, such as proteins, remain in the O3FA coating, allergic reactions can occur, ranging from increased sensitivity and rashes to death.”
The complaint points out that Atrium’s C-Qur hernia mesh products are the only hernia meshes to use the O3FA coating. Further, if traces of fish protein remain in the coating, it is more likely to cause a reaction when implanted.
Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that the C-Qur hernia mesh is particularly difficult to remove because of the detachable fish coating.. It can peel off and form balls in the body after implantation. This can intensify the allergic reaction, contends the complaint.
The FDA, says the complaint, has expressed concerns over the C-Qur hernia mesh, according to the lawsuit. Physicians have reported allergic reactions to the manufacturer; however, Atruim failed to notify the federal agency, alleges the plaintiff.
If you or a loved one were implanted with C-Qur hernia mesh and are concerned, contact the attorneys at McDonald Worley to evaluate your claim.