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Did you have a hernia surgery and experience complications? If your doctor used mesh to repair the hernia, please call our offices at 1 (800) 515-1496 for a FREE CASE EVALUATION to speak with our experienced mesh attorneys.
Lawsuits have been filed by thousands of people who were injured by hernia mesh patches and plugs. In 2016, Ethicon pulled Physiomesh off the market due to higher rates of surgery complications. Atrium C-QUR Mesh has also been linked to serious injuries.
Ethicon Hernia Mesh Problems
In May 2016, Ethicon recalled all unused stock of Physiomesh in Europe and Australia, but only issued a “market withdrawal” in the United States. The problem was that two large studies in Germany and Denmark found higher rates of hernia recurrence and re-operation compared to similar hernia patches. Ethicon sent surgeons a Field Safety Notice (PDF) with a list of affected products and blamed the problem on “multi-factorial issues.”
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Atrium Medical Corporation is facing lawsuits involving C-QUR Hernia Mesh, which is coated in Omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil). This fish oil coating is advertised as a way to prevent adhesions and reduce inflammation. However, allergic reactions can actually cause severe inflammation and adhesions that require surgery.
Omega-3 Hernia Mesh Recalled
In July 2013, Atrium recalled most of their C-QUR Hernia Mesh implants because high humidity could cause the fish oil gel coating to peel off and stick to the inside of the package. Lawyers have questioned whether a similar risk could occur inside the hot and wet human body.
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Problems
C-QUR Mesh was approved 2005 with a 510(k) application, which means the FDA allowed it on the market without clinical trials because it was “equivalent” to other types of hernia mesh on the market. However, it was actually the first, and only, fish oil hernia mesh.
Atrium told the FDA that C-QUR Mesh was just like other hernia mesh, but it was certainly advertised as unique. The fish oil coating was marketed as an anti-inflammatory “adhesion barrier.” Adhesions are scar-tissues that grow during the healing process and stick organs together. They can cause many complications that require surgery.
In 2012, Atrium was cited by the FDA for ignoring reports of infections and product contamination — specifically, 35 confirmed cases of hair being found inside supposedly “sterile” products. In 2015, Atrium was forced to stop making C-QUR Mesh until the violations were corrected.
In 2013, a clinical trial of the C-QUR V-Patch had to be stopped early due to high rates of infections. The preliminary results were never published. In another study involving 8 types of hernia mesh and 144 rats, 15 out of 16 rats implanted with C-QUR developed infections — more than all the other types of mesh combined.
Hernia Mesh Complications
Complication from hernia mesh surgery include:
• Organ Perforation – the mesh device can break off and tear surrounding organs.
• Blockage of intestines and bowels
• Chronic Pain
• Needing another surgery
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
All cases are reviewed by our lawyers on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we only receive an attorney fee or reimbursed expenses if we are successful.
If you, or a loved one, had hernia surgery that involved mesh products you may be eligible to seek damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Please contact our mesh lawyers at 1 1 (800) 515-1496 for a free case evaluation. If you prefer, you can also fill out the form on this page, and our attorneys will contact you. You should consult with your physician regarding health concerns.