Physiomesh & C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Physiomesh hernia mesh is being recalled following reports that there could be problems in patients who have received this implant. The product is manufactured by Ethicon, which is a subsidiary of pharmaceutical and personal care product behemoth Johnson + Johnson. This comes following a recall of Atrium C-Qur (pronounced “secure”) mesh, which was recalled in 2013.

How can Physiomesh cause harm?

Although Physiomesh and C-Qur are similar products, the harm that they cause is different. Ethicon Physiomesh was manufactured using polypropylene. This material is what led to tens of thousands of transvaginal mesh recalls several years ago. The risk is that when Physiomesh is integrated in human tissue, it has been shown to be more likely to lead to infection than other mesh products. This often leads to a recurrence of the hernia. Physiomesh was taken off the market in May, 2016.

How does Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh harm patients?

Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh went on the market in 2006. It is the first product to use an Omega-3 fatty acid as a covering over the mesh fibers. The Omega-3 fatty acid has caused severe allergic reactions in some patients, and the mesh has been shown to lead to life-threatening systemic infections because it is not properly sterilized. The C-Qur hernia mesh has also been used for chest and wall reconstructions, traumatic injuries and surgical wound treatment. Once implanted, C-Qur hernia mesh is very difficult to remove and could cause additional complications when removal is attempted.

Types of Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh

The Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuit covers all types of C-Qur mesh. That includes:

  • C-Qur original
  • C-Qur film
  • C-Qur Edge
  • C-Qur Mosaic
  • C-Qur V-Patch
  • C-Qur CentriFIX
  • C-Qur Tacshield
  • C-Qur FX

What are the Physiomesh and C-Qur injuries?

There are several types of injuries associated with these hernia mesh recalls. Here are a few of the most common hernia mesh pain symptoms:

  • Rash: Mild reaction could be a rash that covers the abdomen and other parts of the body. Rash clears only after removal of the hernia mesh.
  • Infection: This is the most common harm suffered from Physiomesh and C-Qur. Some infections are dormant for several months and then become life-threatening.
  • Chronic pain: Chronic pain associated with a hernia mesh implant could either be an infection or it could be a sign of perforation. Either way, the only resolution to this issue is removing the hernia mesh implant.
  • Rejection: There have been several reports of rejection of hernia mesh by patients’ bodies.
  • Abdominal and bowel adhesion: Fibrous tissue could cause obstruction and pain, the only treatment for which would be additional surgery.
  • Organ perforation: The mesh could tear a hole in certain organs, like the intestines, when it comes into contact.
  • Foreign body response: There could be inflammation or infection from the mesh.

What to do if you think you’re eligible for a hernia mesh lawsuit?

If you have experienced hernia mesh pain symptoms, call McIntyre Law today for a free consultation. Our experts will guide you every step of the way through the legal process in getting the compensation you deserve.

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