In today’s day and age there are different corrective procedures that an individual suffering from the unbearable or unwanted pain of a hernia can undertake. One of the more common procedures is to undergo hernia repair mesh surgery. When a hernia repair mesh surgery is undergone, the medical professional must choose the type of mesh that is going to be used during the procedure.
One of the mesh materials that may be used by the medical professional is the Atrium C-Qur Mesh. Atrium C-Qur Mesh is known for combining Atrium’s polypropylene mesh and an Omega 3 gel coating. Although, polypropylene may cause damage to the surface of any organ that it is contact with. Recently, the C-Qur mesh material has been under the spotlight and at the helm of injured individuals’ lawsuits, after undergoing surgery that used this type of C-Qur mesh material, against Atrium.
One of the motivations behind the lawsuits is focused of the belief that the FDA should issue a recall on the C-Qur mesh due the frequent reports of patient’s negative side effects linked with Atrium C-Qur Mesh. Atrium has recalled the C-Qur’s packaging, but has not recalled the hernia mesh itself. Many of the individuals that are pursuing lawsuits also allege that Atrium knew or should have known about the potential negative side effects of internal injuries to the patients, but chose to withhold that information from the public as well as those throughout the medical field.
Negative side effects found in connection to Atrium C-Qur Mesh have been found to include:
- Chronic infections;
- Patient allergic reaction(s)
- To the mesh material and/or its gel coating;
- Multiple necessary additional corrective procedures;
- Life-threatening infections;
- Organ perforation;
- Mesh failures;
- Bowel obstruction; and
- Overall discomfort
Also under the spotlight regarding hernia surgery mesh material is Ethicon, the manufacturer of Physiomesh. Ethicon is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson who recently removed the Physiomesh type of mesh from the market.
Ultimately, Physiomesh was taken away from the global market in May 2016. Physiomesh was a composite mesh material with a thick coating on both sides. The thick coating has been shown to prevent Physiomesh from being able to properly incorporate with the patient’s host tissue thus causing undesirable and many times painful results.
Negative side effects or complication linked to Physiomesh have shown to include, but are not limited to:
- Severe infection(s);
- The need for additional corrective surgeries;
- Patient complication and subsequent hernias
- Due to the Physiomesh material allowing for the hernia to re-open.
- That may bind organs together with scar tissue
- Intestinal blockage;
- Fistulas; and
- Mesh migration
Therefore, if the type of mesh product used is not safe then the side effects, corrective procedures and reoccurrences of a hernia can be extremely expensive, as well as excruciating. If not treated or corrected in time, individuals may need to stay under lifelong medical supervisor in order to maintain a normal lifestyle.
If you or a loved one has experienced negative or unwanted outcomes due to hernia mesh operations please contact the Naumes Law Group for a free consultation at 844-826-8445 or online at www.naumeslaw.com.