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Atrium Medical Hernia Mesh Contamination Suit Cleared for Trial

June 11, 2021, 4:50 PM

Atrium Medical Corp. faces trial on a man’s claims that a non-sterile hernia mesh repair product caused a severe infection, and the company didn’t warn doctors about the possibility of contamination during manufacture, according to an Illinois federal court ruling.

But Randy J. Africano can’t proceed with claims alleging the ProLite mesh was defectively designed because it was made with polypropylene, a type of plastic, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said.

Africano alleges he developed an infection because the mesh was contaminated during manufacture but he didn’t link his harm to the polypropylene, the court ...

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