Carrie Bradon Feb. 22, 2016, 1:20pm


PITTSBURGH— A Clairton woman is suing a number of medical businesses, alleging a polypropylene mesh caused her injuries.

Cathleen Carson filed a lawsuit June 24 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Atrium Medical Corporation, Getinge Group, Getinge USA Inc, Maquet Cardiovascular LLC, Maquest Cardiovascular U.S. Sales LLC, Maquet Medical Systems USA, Premier Healthcare Alliance LP and Does 1-20, alleging negligence, failure to warn, manufacturing defect, fraud, misrepresentation and breach of warranty.

According to the complaint, Carson had a polypropylene mesh implanted for the treatment of a hernia, and this mesh was manufactured, promoted, marketed, distributed and sold by the defendants. Following the implantation, the suit says, Carson began to suffer permanent injuries, which included pain and suffering, emotional distress and a diminished quality of life while also impacting her ability to earn wages.

Carson seeks damages for loss of earnings, medical expenses, costs of the suit, as well as general and special damages, plus a jury trial. She is represented by attorney Jeffrey D. Ries of McGrail & Associates LLC in White Oak.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-cv-00830

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