C-Qur V-Patch Hernia Mesh Unboxing & Lawsuit Explanation | Hollis Law Firm
Here we have Atrium's C-Qur V-Patch. The C-Qur line of hernia meshes were the first, and are still the only hernia meshes to have a fish oil coating, also referred to as Omega-3 Fatty Acid or O3FA film coated mesh. Here are the device tags for the C-Qur V-Patch, which we must find in the medical records to prove what hernia mesh was actually implanted. The device tags tell us specific information, such as the reference number and the lot number. Here we have the C-Qur V-Patch and the instructions for use. On the other side of this V-Patch, on this packaging, is another set of device tags. Let's get the actual mesh open. Actually two things of packaging to get into the C-Qur V-Patch.
I feel like I about... Oh you know what?!? This V-Patch is actually stuck to this plastic layer, which is one of the main defects that we have seen with these meshes and ones that have been reported by the FDA and were issued for the recall. Now this Omega-3 Fatty Acid coating has adhered to this plastic. Let's see if we can get the actual mesh off the plastic. You know what, it looks like we actually got it off without losing much, or any of the fish oil, which is one of the reports a lot of doctors have had is that the fish oil will peel off onto this packaging. You can see that this is a very sticky mesh, as it's sticking to my fingers right now. Here we have the straps for the C-Qur V-Patch, which is what they use to help hold it in place.
These are kind of elasticy. And again they are also coated with fish oil... Which is why they have that orange color to it.
This is a highly infectable mesh. Out of all of the meshes that we have looked at, the C-Qur V-Patch has the highest rate of infections, and that's probably due to several reasons. One of which is the multiple layers of polypropylene that are used to make this mesh. The V-Patch is designed very similar to Bard's Kugel mesh, which has underwent several recalls. The similarities start with this ring right here. This ring is to help the mesh kind of open back up once it's been implanted.
The ring is surrounded then by polyproplyene on each side. As the polypropylene shrinks and degrades, it can cause this ring to buckle. It can cause the mesh to kind of ball up inside of somebody. These layers and coatings of fatty acid also contribute to the problem of infection.
This coating is very hard to penetrate with normal sterilization procedures. As you can see, this is the C-Qur V-Patch and we will have more videos soon. Thank you.
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