STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
C-Qur Hernia Mesh Cases Sent to MDL in New Hampshire
December 13, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly two dozen federal lawsuits alleging injuries caused by Atrium Medical Corp.’s C-Qur hernia mesh product have been sent to a judge in New Hampshire for coordinated pretrial proceedings.
According to a Dec. 8 order issued by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Judge Landya B. McCafferty will preside over the cases, which allege that defects in C-Qur mesh cause an allergic or inflammatory response that can lead to sever complications.
The JPML noted that the cases all involve common questions of fact concerning whether Atrium Medical Corp.’s hernia mesh was defectively designed and whether the manufacturer ...