Growing Number of Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Filed Over Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh Composite Flexible Mesh Product, as well as Atrium Medical Corp.’s C-Qur Mesh
The hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys at Southern Med Law continue their investigation into legal claims involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh Composite Flexible Mesh device, following a global market withdrawal of the product earlier this year. The Firm is also monitoring developments in the litigation involving Atrium Medical Corp.’s C-Qur polypropylene surgical mesh patches. On December 3rd, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will hear Oral Arguments regarding the centralization of all federally-filed Atrium C-Qur lawsuits in a single jurisdiction for the purposes of coordinated pretrial proceedings. (MDL No. 2753)
“Our attorneys are looking forward to the JPML’s decision regarding the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh litigation. If Physiomesh lawsuit filings continue to grow, plaintiffs could conceivably seek centralization of those claims as well,” said Dr. François Blaudeau, the founder of Southern Med Law.
Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is made from flexible, non-absorbable polypropylene filaments that are woven into a fabric and laminated. It is used to repair ventral hernias, which can occur at the site of a previous surgical incision. This past May, Ethicon, Inc. issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice announcing the worldwide market withdrawal of the Physiomesh Composite Mesh product. According to the company, unpublished data from two large independent hernia registries in Germany and Denmark suggested that the hernia patch was associated with higher rates of hernia recurrence and re-operation compared to similar products that are used in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.
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Atrium’s C-Qur surgical mesh is indicated for permanent abdominal wall reinforcement in patients undergoing hernia repair surgery. The hernia patch features a barrier coating made from Omega-3 fatty acids, which Atrium claims will both reduce the risk of complications and allow for better mesh adherence to the abdominal wall. However, hernia mesh lawsuit plaintiffs claim that the C-Qur product is defective, and that patients and doctors were not provided with adequate warnings regarding its risks. Rather than reduce the risk of adhesions, plaintiffs assert that C-Qur actually causes an inflammatory response that increases adhesion formation and impedes proper abdominal wall fixation for the mesh patch.
As both an attorney and practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist with a specialization in advanced gynecological surgery, Dr. Blaudeau possesses a unique understanding of the medical and legal factors at issue in hernia mesh lawsuits. If you or a loved one experienced complications that may be related to an allegedly defective hernia mesh patch, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free case review at the Firm’s website, or call 205-547-5525.
About Southern Med Law and Filing A Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. If you or someone you care about were harmed by Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh or another hernia patch, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation hernia mesh lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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