Severe problems have been linked to Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh. The mesh is manufactured with a coating of Omega 3 fatty acids that is supposed to reduce or prevent inflammation and scarring. However, studies have shown the mesh to result in higher rates of infection and adhesions than many other mesh brands used for hernia repairs.
This type of mesh is referred to as a tissue-separating mesh because it is coated with a bioabsorbable film that is designed to keep the mesh from contacting internal organs. This is done for the purpose of preventing adhesions from developing. Unfortunately, many case studies have shown the mesh to cause side effects including pain, bowel adhesions, and chronic infections. More often than not, these conditions require surgery to repair or reduce the condition.
How Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh is Used
The mesh can be used in various parts of the body for hernia repairs, but it was primarily designed for inguinal hernia repairs in a procedure known as a intraperitoneal onlay mesh technique (IPOM). During this technique, surgeons place the mesh inside the patient’s peritoneum to overlap the hernia’s weak spot. The mesh is then sewn into place. This means, of course, that the polypropylene mesh implant is touching the internal organs—but the special coating is supposed to prevent the mesh from creating scar tissue and causing inflammation.
Atrium C-QUR mesh cleared the FDA’s 510(k) process. This process is used by drug and medical device manufacturers to quickly start selling their products without having to go through lengthy safety tests. Since 2006, C-QUR has produced the following brands:
- C-CQUR Lite Mesh V-Patch
- C-QUR Edge Mesh V-Patch
- C-QUR V-Patch Mesh
- C-QUR QVT Mesh
- C-QUR RPM Mesh
- C-QUR Mosaic
- C-QUR FX
- C-QUR TacShield
- C-QUR CentriFX
Recent studies have called into question the safety and effectiveness of the mesh. Most allege pain and adhesions. Similar to Ethicon's Physiomesh, a recent study indicated the coating used on the mesh implant created an inflammatory response that caused massive adhesions to develop in a patient requiring removal of the mesh and a portion of the patient’s stomach.
Contact Our Kentucky Atrium C-QUR Mesh Lawyers
Several lawsuits have been filed alleging injury from C-QUR polypropylene mesh such as pain, hernia recurrence, and additional surgery to remove and repair the damage from the mesh. If you believe you may have an injury related to C-QUR mesh, please contact us today.