Merrimack-based Atrium Medical announces settlement in hernia mesh litigation
Company’s Swedish parent reaches tentative deal in giant New Hampshire mass tort suit
Atrium Medical Corp. in Merrimack has settled litigation over its hernia mesh implants in what may be one the largest mass tort suits ever heard in New Hampshire courts.
The settlement has not been finalized or released, but Gitinge Group, Atrium’s Swedish parent company, announced on Dec. 8 that it has set aside the equivalent of more than $66 million to deal with the New Hampshire mesh litigation.
“I am pleased that we can put this behind us and fully focus on our core business,” said Mattias Perjos, CEO of Getinge, in a press release.
The lawsuits, which date back to 2016, were filed in U.S. District Court in Concord, often constituting the bulk of the cases on the docket. More than 3,000 short complaints were filed in New Hampshire, 16 in the last week. Nearly all