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Surgical Procedures Using Atrium Hernia Mesh Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Hernia mesh materials are composite mesh materials that are used for the surgical repair of a hernia. Hernias are a common condition that is curable by surgery and repair of the abdominal wall where the hernia is located. Overall, a hernia does not get better on its own, and usually requires a hernia surgical repair surgery. The hernia mesh can come in many different varieties. The manufacturer Atrium makes hernia mesh implants, many of which are now the subject of major Los Angeles hernia mesh lawsuits. Some of these implants are known to fail because of defects or from being poorly designed. Put differently, our clients are getting seriously injured from Atrium hernia mesh and Walch Law is getting them money to pay for these injuries and much more. If an Atrium hernia mesh product does fail, it can trigger several complications, including serious conditions such as:

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Contraction where the mesh collapses on itself
  • Migration of the mesh sliding around in the body
  • Malaise
  • Severe pain in the abdomen or groin area
  • Lumps at the site of the hernia
  • Adhesion to other organs
  • Adhesion to other bodily tissues
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Redness near the surgical incision
  • Abdominal bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Fluid at the surgical site

In general, the Atrium C-QUR hernial mesh is a newer hernia mesh product, which may have lacked the proper testing to ensure its safety for use with patients diagnosed with a hernia. The specifics of the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh are that it contains an all-natural Omega 3 fatty acid gel coating developed using purified pharmaceutical grade fish oil. This coating was meant to help prevent the situation of adhesions to other organs, and used polypropylene materials to that end. In actuality though, the coating triggered adverse reactions in the people who had this Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh implanted to repair their hernias. Other people also developed damage to their internal organs, when the special coating started to separate over time from the mesh compound.

Atrium Manufacturers Additional Medical Mesh-Related Products That Can Cause Serious Personal Injuries

Atrium is the manufacturer of other medical products related to mesh implantation that can cause serious personal injuries and other complications post-surgery. These products include:

  • C-QUR Mesh
  • C-QUR TacShield
  • C-QUR V-Patch
  • C-QUR Edge
  • C-QUR Lite
  • Mesh V-Patch
  • C-QUR Edge
  • Mesh V-Patch
  • C-QUR V-Patch Mesh
  • C-QUR OVT Mesh
  • C-QUR RPM Mesh
  • C-QUR Mosaic
  • C-QUR FX
  • C-QUR CentriFX

The Omega-3 coated mesh (C-QUR) is a coated hernia mesh that is used to repair hernias in patients diagnosed with this condition.2 One type of surgical procedure for repairing a hernia is the laparoscopic hernioplasty, whereby there is one incision made that can usually repair the hernia. In the case of an inguinal hernia, an umbilical incision can be made to repair the hernia. The surgeon would typically make a lateral lower incision, careful to avoid previous scars from other incision surgical procedures, and will implant the C-QUR at 4 anchor points in the patient's body.2 Adhesion can occur with the C-QUR hernia mesh, which can be a severe complication for the patient’s recovery following a hernial repair surgery.

Why is a C-QUR Composite Hernia Mesh “Coated”?

The Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh is coated with an absorbable barrier coating on the visceral side of the mesh material.1 This is to help the prevention of any cellular penetration or the advent of the situation of a fibrin sealant fixation between the areas of the mesh and the peritoneum.1 In other words, the coating is in place to help stop the mesh from sticking firmly to the person’s intestines or abdominal areas of viscera. When a hernia mesh is implanted and later shifts and sticks to your organs, it can cause a host of problems inside or your body. For example, the hernia mesh is put into place surgically to avoid a problem with a hernia tear. The other organs around the hernia will be fine, but if the hernia mesh later shifts to attach itself to the other nearby organs, it can constrict or abnormally pull these organs out of shape, preventing normal functioning of the organs in the process. At the same time, the hernia mesh is meant to “stick” properly to the hernia to prevent further tearing of tissues in this area. For this reason, the hernia mesh repair composite material is meant to stick where it is implanted and to nothing else!

Atrium C-QUR Hernia Meshes Can Trigger Inflammation Responses That Can Turn Into Adhesion and Fistula Formations

The use of an Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh might trigger an adhesion or fistula formation within the body, after the implantation of a mesh following the hernia repair surgery. The C-QUR hernia mesh is a polypropylene mesh that is coated with a highly purified pharmaceutical grade fish oil that has a blend of triglycerides and Omega-3 fatty acids to prevent adhesion of the mesh to organs.3

Laparoscopic Surgical Repair of Hernias Offer Better Positioning of Meshes, but Can Still Lead to Adhesion and Inflammatory Reactions

Years ago, most hernias were repaired with suture surgical procedures, but this style of hernia repair left people with high recurrence rates for developing a future hernia. Today’s hernial repairs are usually performed with laparoscopic surgical procedures. The laparoscopic surgery for a hernia will place the C-QUR hernia mesh inside the peritoneal cavity of the patient.4 This placement of the hernia mesh will not require a large dissection of the surgical area, and can decrease the skin loss that some surgeries for a hernia repair can result in over time. The use of the C-QUR hernia is also meant to help prevent infection after the implantation of a hernia mesh as well. But if the C-QUR mesh repair goes horribly wrong, it can cause you to experience adhesions or fistula formations. If you are unlucky enough to develop adhesion complications, then you will be at risk for having small bowel obstructions, infertility issues and high incidences of chronic pain that can make you unable to keep up with your normal tasks of daily living.4

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Can Provide the Compensation You Need After a Hernia Mesh Failure

If you have been injured by a hernia mesh, you need to give our legal team a call to discuss initiating a hernia mesh lawsuit. We will review the merits of your claim and your losses, to help you develop a winning strategy that will allow the full recovery of compensation related to your personal injuries from a failed hernia mesh surgery. Your hernia mesh case is worth a lot of money and it only takes one call to winning Los Angeles hernia mesh law firm of Walch Law to get started.

You may have been hurt by any of these Atrium mesh-related hernia mesh repair products. If this is the case, you can call us today to review your injuries, and initiate a lawsuit based on your injuries because of a failed hernia mesh. We understand that you may still be healing from your surgical procedure. You need not wait until you are fully healed from your loss. You can call us to discuss your personal injuries right now, and we are ready to help you when you give us a call today. If you have questions regarding the worth, value or settlement procedures related to a hernia mesh lawsuit, you need to call our law office today to talk about your concerns. We are available to take your call at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can call us at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792.


1Jenkins, E. D., Melman, L., Frisella, M. M., Deeken, C. R., & Matthews, B. D. (2010). Evaluation of acute fixation strength of absorbable and nonabsorbable barrier coated mesh secured with fibrin sealant. Hernia, 14, 505-509.

2Kawaguchi, M., Ishikawa, N., Nishida, Y., Moriyama, H., Kaneki, M., & Watanabe, G. (2012). Laparoscopic Hernioplasty Using Omega-3 Coating Mesh.

3Kong, C. Y., Lai, L. L., Khoo, A. Y. Y., Rahman, N. A., & Chin, K. F. (2016). Inflammatory reaction to fish oil coated polypropylene mesh used for laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: a case report. BMC Surgery, 16, 8.

4Schreinemacher, M. H., Emans, P. J., Gijbels, M. J., Greve, J. W., Beets, G. L., & Bouvy, N. D. (2009). Degradation of mesh coatings and intraperitoneal adhesion formation in an experimental model. The British Journal of Surgery, 96(3), 305–313.

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