First approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996, the Bard Composix Kugel mesh patch is a medical device surgically implanted in patients to treat ventral hernias by supporting damaged abdominal walls and the organs within the lower abdomen. The Kugel mesh patch is produced by Davol, and the device primarily functions due to a “memory recoil ring” that holds the device in place while the body’s tissues grow around it.
Kugel Mesh Patch Recall
To date, Davol has issued three recalls of the Kugel mesh patch, one in each year from 2005 through 2007, due to findings that the device’s design flaws were causing many patients to suffer some serious, potentially life-threatening complications. The most recent Kugel mesh recall in 2007 was a Class I FDA recall, the most serious level of FDA recall.
The specific product names and codes for recalled Kugel mesh patches include: the Bard Composix Kugel Extra Large Oval patch (0010206, 0010207, and 0010208), the Large Oval and Oval patches (0010209 and 0010202), and the Large Circle patch (0010204).
Among the severe injuries reported by Kugel mesh patients are bowel perforation and serious blood infections. Patients who experience mesh patch defects and serious health complications can develop fever and severe abdominal pain. To properly diagnose the condition, medical professionals will likely perform an x-ray or CT scan. In most cases, those suffering from complications will require invasive surgery to remove the defective mesh patch and repair any internal damage.
Kugel Mesh Patch Lawsuit
Mesh patch lawsuits seek to help victims’ of these defective devices hold Davol legally and financially responsible for their injuries and losses. To learn if you have a case, attend a complimentary initial consult with a skilled defective device attorney. Victims have already started filing claims against Davol, as the first Kugel mesh patch lawsuit was filed in Rhode Island in December 2006.
Kugel Mesh Patch Settlement
Although the amount of Kugel mesh patch settlements will vary according to the nature and severity of the injuries and losses, in general, these settlements include compensation for medical bills, treatment costs, diminished quality of life, pain, and suffering.
If you or a loved one have used the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch and suffered from any side effect including bowel obstructions, intestinal perforations, or sepsis you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.