Symptoms of Atrium C-Qur™ Mesh Failure

When Atrium C-Qur™ mesh fails; the result is a painful and costly experience for those with the mesh implanted. Symptoms of failures include:

  • Mesh erosion
  • Pain, infection, bleeding
  • Sepsis
  • Organ Perforation
  • Mesh migration and adhesion
  • Neuromuscular problems
  • Scarring/shrinkage caused by mesh contraction
  • Revision surgery and ongoing pain and illness
  • Emotional distress
  • Decreased quality of life

If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your doctor and an attorney quickly to preserve your legal right to compensation.

Atrium C-Qur™ Mesh Failure Stories

Numerous adverse events involving Atrium C-Qur™ mesh have been reported to the FDA.

The FDA has in place a system to catalog reports of medical device failures known as “MAUDE.” This database includes narratives supplied by doctors and reporting parties. Some of the commentaries in regards to Atrium C-Qur™ mesh include the following:

“Atrium c-qur mesh adhered to bowel and left a white pasty glue-like film over the bowel.”

“When he went to explant, he reported that all of the coating had come off in some places and he was concerned since it had been less than 30 days.”

“Post-operative wound infection and cellulitis following ventral hernia repair with mesh.”

“About (b)(6) months later, I began having pains that were similar to be pulled muscle. The pain gradually increased until (b)(6), when my belly button became very swollen and the pain felt like the hernia had returned. I went to the emergency room, but no hernia was found.”

“He suggested no exercise for 6 weeks, but the stabbing pain and hard pressure kept getting worse, spreading into the upper abdomen and around the back, sometimes with a throbbing inflamed area around the navel and projecting up to just under the sternum.”

“It was discovered that the mesh had not integrated into the muscle tissue and had become abscessed. Testing of the fluid from the abscess initially showed it to be sterile, but a culture later revealed a small amount of (b)(6).”

“It dissolves after mesh is implanted and shrinks causing additional surgeries and hospitalizations.”

“Back to er 6 hours after discharge for pain (b)(6) in area of mesh implantation near bladder. Never recovered from initial surgery, constant burning severe pain despite pain med. Md felt I was having a reaction or rejection to the mesh; back to operating room (b)(6) 2011; surgeon said abd and pelvic area looked "like a bomb went off" and area very red and irritated "like a 3rd degree burn."”

“He said that when he opened me up it looked like a "bomb" went off inside of me - the mesh was floating freely in my abd/pelvic cavity; it had also become enmeshed in my appendix necessitating an appendectomy. After this surgery I never did recover; after multiple inpatient hospitalizations and er visits (at one point was down to 98 pounds and needed to be on tpn).”

“The mesh devices are a c-qur atrium mesh coated with fish oil and a covidien (b)(4). Ever since this surgical procedure conducted on (b)(6), 2010, I have suffered an increasing level of pain, most so in the right groin area in the general area where the c-qur atrium mesh and covidien absorba-tack were deployed. The pain is all encompassing, perverse, remarkable and intolerable. I have consulted the surgeon three times post-surgery to voice mounting agony and considerable distress, and he is now recommending I see an anesthesiologist for possible steroid focal nerve blocks in this right groin area.”

“Post-operatively, pt developed prosthetic mesh infection necessitating removal on (b)(6) 2011.”

“Pt reported allergic type reaction after the atrium c-qur mesh was applied during a laparoscopic incisional hernia repair with mesh.”

If you have experienced symptoms or situations similar to these, please contact a knowledgeable surgical mesh attorney from Meyers & Flowers and Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz for a free consultation.