Atrium c-qur hernia mesh lawsuit
What’s different about the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh?
Just about every hernia mesh product is made of polypropylene, a plastic with a million and one uses. Many of us know it as fishing line.
Polypropylene itself can present problems, as it can decay within the body and “melt” into internal tissues and organs. Pretty nasty stuff. But the Atrium C-QUR is even more dangerous than most other hernia meshes, because the polypropylene that it’s made of is coated with Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil gel.
Fish oil is supposed to give the Atrium C-QUR an advantage over other hernia mesh products, because the oil allegedly provides an anti-inflammatory barrier.
When it comes into contact with internal tissues, however, fish oil can have exactly the opposite effect. Clinical studies have found that the Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil that coats the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh has been linked with intense inflammation of the tissue surrounding the implant.
Even worse, the fish oil can form a barrier that prevents the flow of bodily fluids, a problem that can lead to abscesses and further, deeper infection.
Omega-3 fatty acid fish oils may have some health benefits, but only when digested by powerful stomach acids. If “set loose” in the body, like the fish oil in the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh, fish oil can cause serious infection, and can make existing infections even worse.
This device – which was intended to secure internal organs and help with healing – can in fact perforate internal organs, “melt” into them, or otherwise cause inflammation and infection.
In some patients, fish oil can cause allergic reactions, which can complicate surgical procedures and patients’ abilities to recover from them. In many patients, the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh has been linked with chronic pain, as well.
C-QUR’s manufacturer knew that its product could cause harm.
Atrium Medical Corporation, the pharmaceutical products company that designed, manufactures, and sells the C-QUR hernia mesh, received all kinds of warning signs that its product could cause grievous bodily harm.
Atrium simply chose to ignore and conceal those warning signs in the name of profit. The biggest, loudest warning came in 2013, when complaints had mounted up so much that Atrium was forced to issue a recall – for C-QUR’s packaging.
After approximately 1500 C-QUR devices were found to adhere to their packaging in elevated humidity, the company decided that the packaging was the problem. It wasn’t.
The same sticky fish oil that caused the C-QUR devices to stick to their packaging is the fish oil that, to this day, is used to coat the C-QUR device. All in the name of “added health benefits.”
The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com believe that Case of the Sticky Packaging was a sufficiently serious indication that the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh could pose significant health problems when subjected to the moist conditions inside the human body.
Further, the attorneys at TheLawFirm.com believe that Atrium was negligent in failing to recall the product itself (not just its packaging), and in failing to alert patients and doctors to the potential health hazards of the C-QUR hernia mesh.
We believe that it is unacceptable and illegal for Big Pharma to prioritize profits over your life and your health.
If you’ve suffered health complications from a surgically implanted Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh, contact us.
Even if you don’t know which type of hernia mesh you have, you could still be at risk. Many, if not most, hernia mesh products pose serious health risks.
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