Willie Calloway sued the medical device company in Pennsylvania federal court this month over allegations its C-Qur hernia mesh caused significant damage to some of her abdominal organs.
Willie was implanted with Atrium’s C-Qur mesh in 2010 while undergoing surgery to repair a hernia in her belly button, according to court documents.
Five years later, Willie was back in the hospital for a second surgery to repair the hernia again. She said in her lawsuit that for several years she had a painful lump where the C-Qur mesh had been placed.
When doctors went in to repair her recurrent hernia, they found large amounts of adhesions between the C-Qur mesh and her small bowel.
Surgeons had to remove two feet of her bowel because the damage was so extensive, according to the complaint.
Willie accused Atrium Medical of designing a defective hernia mesh and failing to warn about its risks. She alleged Atrium’s negligence caused her significant injuries, which included chronic inflammation, adhesions, and an embedded mesh.
She sued Atrium and its parent companies Maquet and Getinge Group, asserting claims for four counts, including defective manufacture and design, failure to warn, and negligence.
Willie’s lawsuit is one of more than 20 now filed in the newly formed Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). Her case was just transferred from federal court in Western Pennsylvania to New Hampshire, where the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated C-Qur cases last month.
C-Qur Hernia Mesh is made using a novel Omega 3 gel coating intended to keep surrounding tissues from adhering to the mesh. It is the only hernia mesh on the market to use this all-natural coating, but it is this same coating that Willie and other plaintiffs say led to their injuries.
C-Qur Hernia Mesh has been linked to chronic pain, recurrence of hernias, infection, rejection, scar tissue formation, improper wound healing, chronic inflammation, tissue damage, nerve damage, allergic reaction, adhesions, erosion, fistula formation, and more.
If you had an Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh implanted and were injured as a result, you may be able to file a lawsuit of your own.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Patients harmed by the C-Qur Hernia Mesh have begun filing lawsuits against its manufacturer, Atrium Medical.
C-Qur Mesh Lawsuits allege Atrium Medical defectively designed its hernia mesh and those defects led to complications like inflammation, infection, adhesions, and the need for additional surgery, among others.
If you’ve been injured by any of the C-Qur hernia meshes manufactured by Atrium Medical, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
To see if you qualify for a case, contact the experienced legal team at Hood National Law Group today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
Call 1-800-214-1010 today for a free case evaluation or use the form on the right-hand side of your screen.