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Atrium Hernia Mesh Lawsuit: Do You Qualify?

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  May 6, 2020   |  

There are many types of hernia mesh products on the market today. Atrium Hernia mesh devices were allegedly defectively designed and have potentially caused serious and sometimes life-threatening hernia mesh injuries and complications in patients. Some of these Atrium hernia devices have been recalled. There have been warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Atrium hernia mesh lawsuits for serious infections and injuries, and federal injunctions to stop the production of these devices.

However, despite these warnings Atrium hernia mesh devices are still on the market.

Atrium Hernia Mesh Lawsuit - Eligibility for Compensation - Riddle & BrantleyIf you’ve suffered injury or hernia recurrence due to Atrium hernia mesh, you may qualify for an Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit and our experienced hernia mesh lawyers may be able to help.

You may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

For a FREE consultation regarding a potential claim and Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

There is no obligation and there are never any attorney fees unless you receive financial compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case for a potential Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit.

About Atrium Hernia Mesh

Atrium Medical Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices including Atrium hernia mesh. Atrium was founded in 1981 as a healthcare provider and since 2006 has become a leading developer and manufacturer of hernia mesh products.

The Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh line has been involved in many lawsuits. Most of Atrium’s hernia implant products are made of polypropylene and coated with omega 3 fatty acids, and both substances can cause problems with these devices.

As with other hernia mesh devices, Atrium C-QUR devices were approved by the FDA through its 510(K) process in 2006. Atrium’s devices were allowed on the market because they were similar to other hernia mesh devices already on the market.

Atrium’s hernia mesh devices include: C-QUR, ProLoop and VitaMesh Blue. The C-QUR products are made of Polyethylene plastic material which is coated with Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil. The C-QUR mesh products are intended for inguinal hernia repair and include:

  • C-QUR Mesh
  • C-QUR Edge
  • C-QUR Mosaic
  • C-QUR Tacshield
  • C-QUR V-Patch

If you’ve suffered injury, infection or hernia recurrence after using Atrium hernia mesh, you may qualify for an Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit and be entitled to significant financial compensation.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced Atrium hernia mesh injury lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.

There are no upfront costs and absolutely no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Now is the time to file a claim if you have been injured due to Atrium hernia mesh.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with an experienced hernia mesh attorney about a possible Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit.

“How do Atrium hernia mesh products work?”

Atrium C-QUR mesh have an absorbable coating derived from fish oil. The fish oil is used by Atrium to prevent inflammation and adhesions after hernia repair surgery. However, some studies show that C-QUR mesh devices increase infection rates and adhesions in patients compared to other hernia mesh devices.

Polypropylene in Atrium Hernia Mesh Products

Polypropylene is a type of plastic used in hernia mesh products for its strength and affordability. Since it is a cheaper product it continues to be used even though it has known dangers. Polypropylene is a heavy product and when not coated, it causes a high rate inflammatory response that leads to complications in patients. Polypropylene is also known to shrink and deteriorate. Should a patient respond adversely to the mesh the consequences can be mild to severe.

Omega 3 fatty acids are obtained from fish sources. It is used as a coating in most Atrium hernia mesh products made of polypropylene. Many patients have severe reactions to fish oil. If a patient has an adverse reaction, it can lead to further complications such as bowel obstruction and infection.

Through the years, surgeons have used surgical mesh to support weak or damaged tissue during hernia repair surgery. Hernia mesh devices supposedly decrease operating time, minimize recovery time, improve the patient’s health by repairing the hernia, and reduce the recurrence rate of another hernia.

Do you have a hernia mesh injury claim? You may be entitled to compensation and can call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit attorney.

As always, there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

Atrium Hernia Mesh Recall

In 2013, the FDA announced a class II recall of the C-QUR Edge mesh hernia product. The recall affected over 145,000 units of C-QUR due to poor packaging problems. The recall included Atrium devices:

  • C-QUR standard mesh devices
  • C-QUR V-Patch
  • TacShield
  • Edge

Atrium Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Eligibility - Riddle & BrantleyAtrium stated if the devices were exposed to highly humid conditions over time, the humidity may cause the coating on the mesh to adhere to the inner handling sleeve. Atrium warned doctors to examine the C-QUR mesh before implanting in patients. However, Atrium never went a step further to remove any C-QUR devices from shelves.

In 2008, the FDA began receiving adverse reports on C-QUR products. The FDA decided to inspect Atrium’s C-QUR manufacturing plants between 2009 and 2013. During these inspections the FDA discovered violations of federal regulations. Violations included manufacturing issues, monitoring and reporting problems.

In 2012 the FDA sent Atrium a letter warning them of these violations. This letter revealed problems with Atrium’s manufacturing, sterilization, complaint follow-up, and safety trials. In 2013, the FDA inspection turned up additional problems with these products manufactured by Atrium.

On February 3, 2015, the FDA took stronger action against Atrium by seeking an injunction stating the company ignored repeated warnings about problems. Subsequently, the court agreed with the injunction and issued a permanent injunction blocking the manufacturing and sales of C-QUR until all problems were fixed.

IMPORTANT: It is important to note that while the injunction prevents the manufacturing and sale of Atrium’s C-QUR products, it does not stop hospitals from implanting patients with these mesh products.

What compensation is available if you have been injured by an Atrium hernia mesh implant?

If you have been injured by a defective Atrium hernia mesh product and think you have a possible Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit, please call Riddle & Brantley law firm at 1-800-525-7111.

Our Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers will be happy to review your situation and answer any of your questions. Thousands of lawsuits have already resulted in hernia mesh settlements where injured plaintiffs have been compensated and thousands more are pending or being filed.

You Deserve Justice

If you or a loved one have suffered complications due to an Atrium mesh product, please seek legal counsel immediately as your time to seek compensation may be limited.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorney Fees - Riddle & BrantleyTime is important due to the statute of limitations, which can vary from state to state.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the short form below for a FREE consultation regarding a potential Atrium hernia mesh lawsuit or settlement.

Our Atrium hernia mesh attorneys will ask you questions as well as answer any questions you have. We will discuss all options and let you know if we think you have an Atrium mesh product lawsuit.

The attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have almost 200 years combined legal experience. We believe Justice Counts for victims of potentially defective medical devices and are ready to help however we can.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

The consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless you are compensated.

Justice Counts for you and your loved ones.