Problems Reported After Atrium C-Qur Hernia Surgery
Atrium C-Qur Mesh (pronounced “Secure” Mesh) has been used since 2005 for hernia repair, chest wall reconstructions and surgical repair of other wounds. Although it was promoted as a safe and effective product, a large number of patients have reported suffering painful and debilitating problems after the hernia mesh adhered to the bowels and failed.
The hernia mesh lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits involving various different types of defective products used in recent years. Financial compensation may be available for Atrium C-Qur mesh complications, including:
- Allergic Reactions
- Abdominal Pain
- Bowel Adhesions
- Gastric Ulcers
- Organ Perforation
- Mesh Erosion or Failure
- Revision Surgery
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Atrium C-Qur Surgical Mesh Risks
The C-QUR mesh was developed and introduced by Atrium Medical Corporation. It is constructed of polypropylene with an outer coating of a gel made from omega 3 fatty acids called the O3FA layer.
A number of problems have been reported involving infections, mesh failure, gastric ulcers and other complications following Atrium C-Qur hernia repair surgery.
These problems can arise if the mesh adheres to the bowels, potentially causing twisted or perforated bowel damage.
As a result, individuals can be left with permanent internal injury and the need for additional surgery.
Some reports also suggest that the omega 3 fatty acid layer and triglycerides used in the mesh may cause some users to suffer severe allergic reactions, which may result in tissue damage and other injuries.
- Abdominal Pain
- Bruising Under the Skin At the Surgical Site
- Vomiting “coffee grounds”
- Red and Swollen Surgical Site
According to allegations raised in Atrium C-Qur mesh class action and individual injury lawsuits being pursued for individuals nationwide, the manufacturer knew or should have known about the potential risks following hernia repair surgery, yet withheld information about serious complications from patients and the medical community.
Atrium C-Qur Mesh Recall and Warnings
According to a study published in the British Journal of Surgery in 2009, the C-Qur outer coating appears to prevent adhesion well at first, but may degrade over time. This could increase the risk of Atrium C-Qur bowel injury the longer the mesh is in the body.
In 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Atrium Medical about the manufacturer’s failure to address reports of complications with C-Qur mesh and other medical devices. FDA inspectors found a number of complaints involving Atrium C-Qur mesh infections and other complications that may not have been properly investigated by the manufacturer.
Although some critics have called on Atrium to recall C-Qur mesh from the market due to the risk of severe and debilitating complications, the medical device manufacturer continues to sell the product as a safe and effective treatment for hernia repair and other surgical procedures.
In August 2013, an Atrium C-Qur mesh recall was issued for a small number of units, after it was determined that the coating on the mesh may adhere to the inner packaging due to high humidity exposure. This action was classified as a Class II medical device recall.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Attorneys
It appears that Atrium Medical failed to properly research and disclose the risk of C-Qur side effects and complications before marketing the product for hernia repair and other surgical procedures. In addition, after information became available about the risk of problems, Atrium failed to promptly remove the C-Qur mesh from the market or adequately warn consumers and the medical community.
As a result of the defective and unreasonably dangerous design of the product, Atrium C-Qur mesh settlements may be available for individuals who have suffered an injury. It is not necessary to know what type of mesh was used during your surgery. Our attorneys can help!
Free consultations and case evaluations are provided by the Atrium C-Qur mesh lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. All cases are handled by our law firm on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.