The law offices of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy are no longer accepting cases for this device.
O’Connor, Acciani & Levy is currently investigating claims filed by patients who received a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch and experienced device breakage and injuries.
If you or someone you love received a defective Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch to treat a hernia, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Our class action attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of defective medical products obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review the circumstances behind your claim and determine if you may be entitled to file a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuit.
Our defective medical device lawyers believe that manufacturers of medical products have an obligation to ensure their products are safe and work as intended. If a company fails to uphold this standard, it can be held liable for its negligence. We have obtained millions in verdicts and settlements for victims of negligence and will help you pursue maximum compensation for your case. All of our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, which means you only have to pay us if we obtain fair results for your Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuit.
WHAT IS A HERNIA MESH PATCH?
The Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch is a medical device manufactured by Bard Davol, Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996.
The synthetic patches consist of a double layer of monofilament polypropylene and are intended to be implanted in a patient during laparoscopic surgery.
The Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch is designed to provide extra support while repairing tissue damaged or weakened by a hernia. The patch is folded before being inserted into a small abdominal incision. Once in place, a “memory recoil ring” springs the patch open to its full size so it can lay flat over the affected site.
However, some patients have reported the memory recoil ring breaking or bending after surgery. This may cause the implant to move and cause life-threatening side effects, including bowel obstructions, organ perforations and other complications.
If you have been injured after being implanted with a Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Mesh Patch, you may be entitled to legal action. Our attorneys will review your claim to help you determine if filing a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuit may help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
HERNIA MESH COMPLICATIONS
The most serious complications caused by the Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch can be severely painful and life-threatening. These include:
- Abdominal abscess formation
- Abdominal sensitivity
- Perforation of intestinal walls
- Bowel or intestinal blockage
- Adhesion (mesh sticking to intestines)
- Chronic infections
- Hernia recurrence
- Mesh shrinkage
- Pain and discomfort
- Nerve damage
- Tenderness at the site of the implant
- Abnormal connections between organs
- Fluid buildup at the surgery site
In most cases, a defective hernia mesh can be identified by several symptoms, some of which are unique to this device. This includes difficulty urinating, having a high fever of 101 degrees, stiffness in the abdomen, and nausea, vomiting or other flu-like symptoms.
Often, the complications caused by an adverse reaction to a hernia mesh patch are severe enough to require surgery to correct. For this reason, it may be in your best interest to consult with an attorney to discuss filing a hernia mesh lawsuit to obtain the compensation you need.
KUGEL MESH HERNIA PATCH RECALL
In 2005, the FDA announced a Class I recall of eight different Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch models that included more than 31,000 units. A Class I recall is the most severe type of recall the FDA issues and is only used when a drug, product or medical device may result in the users suffering serious injuries or death.
The reason for the recall was the memory recoil ring that opens the Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch can break under the stress of placement. This can lead to life-threatening bowel perforations and abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs.
Bard Davol Inc. initiated the first recall on Dec. 22, 2005 to alert all international health care providers to stop using the Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch and return it to Bard Davol, Inc. On Dec. 27, 2005, Bard Davol, Inc. released the same recall letter to its U.S. clients.
On Jan. 5, 2006, Bard Davol Inc. issued an updated letter to its U.S. and international clients regarding the safety of Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patches and expanded the recall after issuing a third recall letter on March 24, 2006.
Additionally, the FDA expanded the recall in 2007 to include more than 16,000 Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch units due to the same risk of the memory recall ring breaking under the pressure.
According to the recall letter, Bard Davol Inc., received several reports of memory recall rings breaking after being implanted in patients between 2004 and 2005. Four of these patients suffered serious adverse health events, including:
- One report of ring migration
- One report of abdominal pain
- Two reports of bowel perforation
COMPENSATION FOR A HERNIA MESH LAWSUIT
If you have experienced adverse side effects after receiving a Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, contact our attorneys to find out if you have a hernia mesh lawsuit that entitles you to compensation.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our attorneys will discuss your claim and the hernia mesh complications you may have experienced. If we find that you have a case, we can help you file a hernia mesh lawsuit to recover compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Corrective surgery
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of companionship
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in representing victims of defective products and will use our skills and knowledge to help you determine an accurate estimation of the compensation you may be entitled to pursue.
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At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, we believe manufacturers have an obligation to ensure they produce safe and reliable products that work as intended. If a manufacturer, like Bard Davol, Inc. produces a product that harms or kills its users, it should be held liable for victims’ pain and suffering.
Do not hesitate to contact our attorneys to find out if you may be entitled to file a Composix Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuit to receive compensation for your injuries, medical treatment, and pain and suffering.
We are dedicated to defending the rights of victims of negligence and will handle your case for no upfront legal fees. We will only ask for payment for our services if we recover compensation for your claim.