Mesh Recall Lawsuit News and Information
A large number of individuals throughout the United States have reported suffering severe and debilitating problems following Atrium C-Qur® and Ethicon Physiomesh®hernia mesh surgery. Thousands of lawsuits are expected to be filed. The hernia mesh lawyers at TheLawFirm.com are reviewing cases for individuals who have experienced complications following a hernia repair or chest wall reconstruction where the surgeon implanted these types of mesh.
The failure rates for Atrium C-Qur and Ethicon Physiomesh mesh appear to be unreasonably high, potentially resulting in the need for revision surgery and leaving patients with permanent and debilitating health problems.
Financial compensation may be available for patients who experienced complications from an Ethicon Physiomesh or Atrium C-Qur mesh lawsuit. These complications can include:
• Mesh Erosion or Failure; • Twisted or perforated bowel causing gastric ulcers or other intestinal problems, including infections like sepsis and gangrene; • Infections; • Slowly healing wounds; • Chronic pain; • Revision Surgery; • Allergic Reactions (some mesh is covered with omega 3 fatty acids, called the O3FA layer. It now appears that some patients may suffer allergic reactions to the C-Qur O3FA layer) or • Abdominal Pain, Bowel Adhesions, Ulcers or Organ Perforation.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Problems
Atrium first introduced the C-Qur Mesh in 2005, using the 510(k) FDA approval system. This system allows companies to introduce medical devices without rigorous pre-market research and studies.
It is now alleged that Atrium:
• Designed and sold a defective and unreasonably dangerous Hernia Mesh product; • Failed to adequately research the Atrium C-Qur Mesh; • Knew or should have known about the potential risk of infections, allergic reactions, bowel damage and other internal injuries but withheld this information from patients and doctors; • Failed to properly investigate reports of problems after the hernia mesh was introduced; • Failed to warn about the risk of injury from Atrium C-Qur Mesh and • Failed to promptly issue an Atrium C-Qur recall after problems were discovered.
Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Problems
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary first received approval to market its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh products in March 2010. However, the product has been plagued by problems. In May 2016, Ethicon removed certain Physiomesh products from the market, after failing to identify a cause of the problems.
Ethicon Physiomesh was introduced under the FDA’s controversial 510K fast-track approval process, meaning that the manufacturer only had to demonstrate that it was “substantially equivalent” to a previously approved hernia mesh system. As a result, the manufacturer was not required to conduct thorough testing or research to establish whether users may face an unreasonable risk of problems following Physiomesh hernia repair.
However, as patients underwent hernia surgery where Ethicon Physiomesh was implanted, a higher-than-expected number of problems were reported. These typically involved hernia recurrence and re-operation to remove the hernia mesh. Many individuals have also experienced hernia surgery complications with infections, wound problems and severe abdominal pain.
It is now alleged that Ethicon either knew or could have discovered problems with the Physiomesh hernia repair products much earlier. It is also alleged that proper warnings and instructions to physicians about the Physiomesh risks, could have helped many patients avoid severe and debilitating problems.
It is not necessary to know the specific type of hernia repair patch used during your surgery. This information is available to the attorneys at TheLawFirm.com through your medical records.
All cases are pursued under a contingency fee agreement, so there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery or settlement is obtained. Contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation. Every case has a statute of limitations, or deadline by which any Atrium C-Qur or Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit must be filed, so it is important to review any potential claims as early as possible to make sure that your legal rights are protected. TheLawFirm.com is currently accepting hernia mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states.
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