Hernia Mesh Infection Lawsuit Targets Manufacturer

A lawsuit filed in New Hampshire against the maker of C-QUR hernia mesh argues that the manufacturer is responsible for the resulting hernia mesh infection that compromised the patient’s overall health and well-being.

Plaintiff Michael S. of Indiana filed the hernia mesh lawsuit against the Atrium Medical Corporation, which maintains support and manufacturing facilities in Hudson, New Hampshire.

The medical device company was involved in the production, manufacture, research, testing, development and sale of medical devices including the product named in the lawsuit, the C-QUR Hernia Mesh.

The lawsuit alleges that the C-QUR mesh was defectively manufactured or designed and was not reasonably safe with the intended use of permanent implantation and hernia repair surgery.

Do You Have a Hernia Mesh Infection Caused by a Defective Product?

Atrium, the maker of the hernia mesh named in the lawsuit, received approval on the product back in 2006 using the FDA 510(k) program to skip the comprehensive and rigorous requirements mandated with traditional approval. According to Atrium at that time, the hernia mesh product was substantially similar to a mesh approved in the 1990s. Despite this, the hernia mesh made by Atrium was the first to use omega 3 fatty acid coating.

hernia meshDue to the fact that Atrium signed a contract for three years with Premier Inc. in 2010, the Atrium hernia mesh product began being widely used. That’s because Premier Inc. is responsible for supplying more than 1,000 hospitals all over the country.

Premier Inc. serves as a group purchasing organization that allows hospitals to get supplies at lower prices by combining their purchasing power. While this might help to keep healthcare costs down, it can be a major risk when a defective or dangerous product is distributed throughout the country to many different hospitals.

How Hernia Mesh is Meant to Work

Surgeons use hernia mesh in general for support after surgery. It can be used for surgical wounds, chest wall reconstruction, and traumatic wounds in addition to hernia repair.

The purpose of the C-QUR mesh was for surgeons to use during a hernia repair surgery. The products were intended, designed and utilized for permanent implantation in the human body. However, a growing number of reports from patients and physicians indicate that these can cause hernia mesh infections and other complicated side effects.

As patients began to live with their hernia mesh implant made by Atrium, many began reporting problems and concerns to their doctors.

Some of the side effects reported by patients who have suffered as a result of a hernia mesh infection include rejection, failure of incorporation, improper wound healing, allergic reaction, chronic and excessive inflammation, erosion, adhesions to internal organs, nerve damage, tissue damage and death.

The lawyers at McDonald Worley fight on behalf of victims, including those who have suffered a hernia mesh infection because of a defective medical device. Getting help from an attorney as soon as possible is important. Fill out the form on this page to receive a FREE case evaluation. 


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