Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Widely Used After Purchasing Agreement
Premier Inc. (Charlotte, NC) is a supply chain that provides hospitals cheaper medical equipment when they agree to purchase pre-negotiated supplies through specific vendors. Many hospitals across the country participate in Premier’s ASCEND program. The 400+ ASCEND hospitals represent $9.2 billion in supply chain purchasing volume and more than 65,000 hospital beds. One of the specially negotiated vendors for surgical mesh products was Atrium Medical Corporation. In August of 2010, Atrium was awarded a three year dual source agreement with ASCEND hospitals. Suddenly, the previously unknown Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh became a widely used product.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Receives Award for Low-Cost
In June of 2013, Atrium received the Peak Performance Award for helping ASCEND hospitals lower costs. In short, Atrium received the award for selling the C-Qur hernia mesh at a discount to several hundred hospitals. In an annual report from 2011, Dr. Alan L. Schuricht, a hernia repair specialist from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital praised Atrium for their cutting edge technology, innovative designs, and patient-first focus. “The engineers are eager to receive feedback regarding their products… I have found that the folks at Atrium to be proactive, considerate and receptive.” Dr. Alan Schuricht was paid $12,000 by Atrium in 2013 and another $9,000 in 2014. Atrium has received many accolades for their products despite evidence that Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh causes many complications. Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh complications include chronic groin pain, infection, nerve damage, and organ perforation.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Injuries Spike After Widespread Use
Due to complications with their products, the FDA filed an injunction against Atrium on February 4, 2015. The FDA injunction revealed that the company was failing to meet sterilization requirements on their Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh products. It also revealed the company was neglecting complaints received from consumers and medical personnel regarding Atrium C-Qur products. The injunction shut down the Atrium Hudson facility where the C-Qur hernia mesh is manufactured and distributed. Unfortunately, many hospitals already bought large supplies of the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh at discounted rates.
Atrium C-Qur Mesh Still on the Market!!!
Even as our lawyers for hernia mesh continue to file lawsuits against Atrium nationwide, the company continues to aggressively market the C-Qur hernia mesh. Some hospitals are even changing to the C-Qur mesh due to its lower cost when bundled with other medical supplies. The C-Qur hernia mesh is a dangerous product and needs to be recalled from the market.
June 2017: Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Update:
Atrium Medical Corporation now faces nearly 40 lawsuits nationwide regarding the C-Qur hernia mesh. A hearing on December 2016 determined that all Federal C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuits should be consolidated into one court in New Hampshire in front of Judge Landya McCafferty. The Hollis Law Firm has now confirmed more C-Qur hernia mesh complications than the FDA has adverse event reportson it’s website. Most patients never knew they had a C-Qur hernia mesh implanted in them until we found the device tags in their medical records. Contact the Hollis Law Firm If you’ve suffered hernia mesh complications, even if you don’t know what hernia mesh you were implanted with.
Atrium C-Qur Lawsuit
Through deals like the Premier ASCEND program with hospitals and care providers, Atrium profited for years off of a hernia mesh that causes severe complications. If you or a loved one had an Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh used during your hernia repair surgery and later suffered complications, call the Hollis Law Firm at (800) 701-3672 today to discuss the C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuit. Your hernia mesh lawsuit may be eligible for compensation. All information shared with the Hollis Law Firm is confidential and no money is ever owed unless we win your case.