Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh: Risks, Complications & Lawsuits
- What is an Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh?
- What is the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh used for?
- What types of hernias are there?
- What are the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh’s complications and problems?
- What are hernia mesh side effects?
- Are there Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh lawsuits?
- What are the criteria for a Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh lawsuit?
- Can I file an Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh lawsuit?
- Our no-fee promise on Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh cases
- How do I start an Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh claim?
- Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh lawyer review
What is an Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh?
The Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh is a medical product used to treat some hernias.
Although it has vastly improved the quality of life of many people in the United States, the implant procedures and design aspects of the device have lead to serious complications in some patients.
Lawsuits have been filed against Atrium, the hernia mesh makers, seeking compensation for injuries caused by the device. Our legal team is currently investigating and gathering information about these cases.
What is the Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Used For?
Atrium C-QUR, a brand of hernia mesh, is mainly used to treat a hernia, which occurs when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue.
The majority of surgical mesh devices available for use are constructed from synthetic materials. Surgical mesh made of synthetic materials can be found in knitted mesh or non-knitted sheet forms. The synthetic materials used can be absorbable, non-absorbable or a combination of absorbable and non-absorbable.
Non-absorbable mesh will remain in the body indefinitely and is considered a permanent implant. It is used to provide permanent reinforcement to the repaired hernia. Absorbable mesh will degrade and lose strength over time. It is not intended to provide long-term reinforcement to the repair site. As the material degrades, new tissue growth is intended to provide strength to the repair. According to the FDA’s analysis of medical adverse events recalled mesh products and said that the main cause was due to bowel perforation and obstruction complications.
Types of Hernias
The FDA has classified hernias into six categories.
See the chart below:
|Inguinal||Occurs in the inner groin|
|Femoral||Occurs in the upper thigh/outer groin|
|Incisional||Occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen|
|Ventral||Occurs in the general abdominal/ventral wall|
|Umbilical||Occurs at the belly button|
|Hiatal||Occurs inside the abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm|
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Complications & Problems
Although hernia mesh implants have helped improve the quality of life in many patients, there have been serious complications and adverse side effects associated with these devices. Many hernia mesh products contain a type of plastic known as polypropylene — the same material that is used to make many types of pelvic mesh and bladder slings. Atrium’s mesh is made of polypropylene with an Omega 3 gel coating.
The gel coating was marketed as a way to prevent negative side effects from the device, but allegations have been made that the coating actually resulted in the increased complications and infections reported.
The C-QUR mesh came on the market in 2006 and was recalled in 2013 after the FDA informed the company of increased infection rates. A Class II recall of approximately 1,300 lots was implemented on August 9, 2013.
These complications have been so serious to some that legal action has been taken against the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh.
According to the FDA, complications that may be caused by failure of the mesh to function as intended may include:
- Hernia recurrence
- Bowel obstruction
- Organ perforation
Some other potential adverse events that can occur following hernia repair with mesh are mesh migration and mesh shrinkage (contraction).
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh & Ventral Hernia Repair Lawsuits
Our hernia mesh attorneys have uncovered design defects in a large number of hernia mesh products. The defects can lead to several painful complications, including — but not limited to:
- Infection, including sepsis
- Abdominal Pain
- Abnormal Sweating
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Bowel Obstruction
- Dental Problems
- Joint Aches and Pain
- Leg, Groin, and Testicular Pain
- Liver Abnormalities
- Neurological Changes
- Pain with Sex (Dyspareunia)
- Renal Failure
- Severe Headaches
- Testicle Removal
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh: Lawsuits, Settlements, Case Results
There have been no Atrium C-QUR settlements or jury trials yet. But, C.R. Bard has offered a $184 million settlement to 3,000 Kugel hernia patch-implanted patients.
Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh cases are moving forward, with at least 21 hernia mesh lawsuits under way in New Hampshire.
What’s the Criteria for Filing an Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for injuries sustained from an Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh.
You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed. Below is the current criteria that is taken into consideration when filing a hernia mesh lawsuit:
1. Client had ventral hernia repair using synthetic mesh-Physiomesh, C-QUR, or another composite mesh product
2. Hernia mesh was implanted between 2006 and May 25, 2016.
3. Accepting cases if claimant has suffered:
• Additional surgeries to treat a hernia recurrence
• Additional surgeries to treat a mesh related failure or injury
• Bacterial infections
• Hernia recurrence
• Mesh migration
Can I File an Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
Our lawyers can help if you or someone you care about contracted hernia recurrence as a result of a faulty hernia mesh implantation.
Our top case lawyers are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Our No-Fee Promise On Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. If you choose us, it literally costs you nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a hernia mesh settlement
- Phone calls are always free
How Do I Start an Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Claim?
Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have a claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing hernia mesh lawsuit claims.