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Atrium ProLite, ProLoop Hernia Mesh Cases to Proceed Without MDL

April 5, 2022, 8:10 PM

Product liability litigation against Atrium Medical Corp. over ProLite and ProLoop hernia mesh will go ahead without a combined multidistrict proceeding, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said Tuesday.

Some people who had the devices installed allege they have a high failure rate and frequently cause complications such as abdominal scar tissue and pain.

Atrium and Maquet Cardiovascular LLC dispute those contentions and maintain that the products are safe.

There are only 10 pending lawsuits and an MDL isn’t warranted, the panel said.

This litigation has been ongoing since 2017, yet only 11 actions have been filed to date ...