Atrum C-QUR Mesh injury lawsuits have been centralized under one judge in New Hampshire rather than a class action. Lawyers say the Omega-3 (fish oil) coating on hernia mesh can cause rejection, inflammation, infections, and require surgery.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had complications or needed surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
C-QUR Mesh Lawsuits Centralized in MDL
In December 2016, a panel of federal judges centralized nearly two dozen C-QUR Mesh lawsuits into one court — Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2753) in the U.S. District Court for New Hampshire under Judge Landya B. McCafferty.
Hernia Mesh MDL vs. Class Action Lawsuit
The MDL process is far more common than class action lawsuits for people who were injured by defective medical devices. MDLs have many of the same advantages of a class action — improving efficiency and helping lawyers coordinate discovery, trials, and settlements — but unlike a class action, each lawsuit in a MDL remains independent.
C-QUR Mesh Recall
In 2013, Atrium issued Class II recalls for over 100,000 units of the C-QUR V-Patch, C-QUR Edge, and C-QUR TacShield hernia mesh implants because exposure to high humidity could cause the fish oil coating to peel off and stick to the inside of its package. Lawsuits have been filed by people who say the coating also peels off inside the body.
Lawsuit Accuses Atrium of “Stealth Recall”
C-QUR Mesh was never actually removed from the market — only its packaging was recalled. In a lawsuit (PDF) filed in December 2016, lawyers accused Atrium of issuing a “stealth recall” for multiple types of mesh that had high rates of adverse events by simply halting production.
The lawsuit was filed by Terry McLain, a woman from Arkansas who was implanted with C-QUR TacShield Hernia Mesh in 2011. Her body rejected the mesh — likely due to its fish oil coating, doctors determined. The mesh “balled up” in her body and caused chronic pain, infection, scar-tissue buildup, and required corrective surgery.
C-QUR Mesh Infections
C-QUR lawsuits in the MDL only involve allergic reactions and inflammation, but some cases also involve infections. In 2012, the FDA cited Atrium for poor manufacturing practices — including 35 confirmed cases of hairs in supposedly “sterile” medical devices. In February 2015, Atrium was forced to temporarily stop production after failing to correct violations.
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing an Atrium C-QUR Mesh class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits involving the following side effects:
- Chronic pain
- Seroma or abscess
- Inflammatory allergic reaction
- Hernia recurrence
- Bowel obstruction
- Adhesions (scar-tissue)
About Class Actions
Class actions are the most popular way for large groups of people to seek compensation for similar legal claims — for example, refunds for a defective product. Any payout is shared with everyone in the lawsuit.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
For people with severe injuries, class actions can have disadvantages. Members may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or higher attorneys’ fees. It is very rare for consumer class actions to go to trial.
There is no excuse for selling defective medical devices without warning about serious risks. Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus our efforts on maximizing compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, disabilities, and more.
Do I have a C-QUR Mesh Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know experienced severe complications or needed surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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