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Fish Oil Mesh Lawsuit

Fish Oil Mesh Lawsuit

Atrium claims fish oil (Omega-3) coating on C-QUR Hernia Mesh prevents side effects. Instead, over a dozen lawsuits say it causes inflammation, infections, foreign body reactions, adhesions, and other complications that need surgery.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting fish oil mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh, 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.

Atrium Mesh Products Coated With Fish Oil

Atrium Medical Corp. is the only company that sells fish oil hernia mesh. All of their omega-3 mesh products are sold under the C-QUR Mesh (pronounced “Secure”) brand-name, including:

  • C-Qur Mesh
  • C-Qur Edge
  • C-Qur Mosaic
  • C-Qur TacShield
  • C-Qur V-Patch
  • C-Qur Centrifix
  • C-Qur FX Mesh
  • C-Qur Lite

Atrium Omega-3 Hernia Mesh

C-QUR Mesh is made from polypropylene fibers that are woven into a patch. The patch is laminated between two layers of a gel made out of fish oil (Omega-3 fatty acid). The coating is advertised as an “anti-adhesion barrier” that reduces inflammation and scar-tissue growth during the healing process.

What Causes Adhesions?

Normally, organs have slippery surfaces that prevent them from sticking together when you move. Adhesions are scar-tissues that stick organs and tissues together abnormally during the healing process. They grow after 90% of abdominal surgeries.

Problems With Omega-3 Coated Mesh

Patients have developed severe foreign body reactions when their body rejected Omega-3 hernia mesh. Inflammation can persist for years and cause adhesions, abscesses, or chronic pain. When these complications occur, surgery to remove the mesh is often necessary.

C-QUR Mesh Recall

In July 2013, Atrium issued Class II recalls for over 100,000 units of C-QUR V-Patch Mesh, Edge Mesh, and TacShield Mesh because the fish oil coating could peel off and stick to its package when exposed to high humidity. Lawyers have questioned if this same problem occurs inside a hot, wet human body.

Fish Oil Mesh Lawsuit Accuses Atrium of “Stealth Recall”

In December 2016, a fish oil mesh injury lawsuit (PDF) was filed by a woman from Arkansas who required multiple revision surgeries after her body rejected C-QUR TacShield Hernia Mesh. The implant “balled up” and caused chronic pain, infection, inflammation, scar-tissue, and digestive problems. Her lawyers accused Atrium of issuing a “stealth recall” for a product that had high rates of side effects by simply halting production, rather than warning doctors and patients.

Case Report of Fish Oil Inflammation

In one case report, a 61 year-old woman developed chronic pain and a hard lump on her chest after receiving C-QUR Mesh. Her surgeons discovered “dense adhesive disease around the mesh” and blamed it on an inflammatory reaction to fish oil.

Does Omega-3 Coated Mesh Work?

Omega-3 supplements might prevent inflammation, but no studies prove that mesh implants coated in Omega-3 have similar benefits. Instead, studies show that fish oil coatings can actually cause a “wide range of inflammatory responses” resulting in adhesions.

Was C-QUR Mesh Studied for Safety?

The FDA approved C-QUR Mesh in 2006 with a 510(k) application, which means it was allowed on the market without clinical trials because it was “equivalent” to other mesh implants. However, C-QUR Mesh was the first hernia mesh coated in fish oil.

Fish Oil Mesh Class Action

More than a dozen fish oil mesh injury lawsuits have been filed against Atrium Corporation, but not as part of a class action. Instead, they are centralized under one judge in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2753) in the U.S. District Court for New Hampshire under Judge Landya B. McCafferty — In Re: Atrium Medical Corp. C-QUR Mesh Products Liability Litigation.

Symptoms of Fish Oil Mesh Rejection

  • Chronic pain
  • Infection or abscesses
  • Inflammation
  • Foreign body reaction
  • Adhesions (scar-tissue)
  • Mesh erosion or migration
  • Organ damage
  • Allergic reaction
  • Needing surgery to remove mesh

Do I have a Fish Oil Mesh Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting fish oil mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh, 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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