Injured Due to a Defective Kugel Mesh Patch?
Colson Hicks Eidson has extensive experience representing victims in products liability actions who have suffered personal injury from taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Speak with Our Kugel Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys Near Miami about Filing a Claim
Davol Inc.’s Kugel mesh patch has injured thousands of patients in the United States. Used to repair ventral hernias, this medical device received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1996 and has since been the subject of a Class 1 FDA recall. When the FDA deems a product like the Kugel mesh patch defective, our drug injury lawyers fight to hold the manufacturer liable for any injuries unsuspecting patients suffer because of defective medical devices.
Our nationally-recognized personal injury law firm has successfully obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for consumers across the country, leading us to be recognized and listed as Super Lawyers in many areas of practice. An innovator in products liability litigation, we remain dedicated to pursuing defective product claims for victims of reckless and negligent pharmaceutical companies only concerned with their profits and not the well being of patients. Read our successful results for defective Chinese drywall and faulty auto components for more information about our firm’s history.
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Side Effects
By 2002, reports of serious complications with the Kugel mesh patch began to emerge. To repair a hernia, doctors implant the patch behind it. A “memory recoil ring” then springs into place, flattening the patch so the hernia can heal and re-grow around the patch.
Some of these rings have been known to break, causing injuries such as:
- Bowel perforations
- Bowel obstructions
- Bowel paralysis
- Chronic enteric fistulas
- Distended abdomen
- Fluid in the abdomen
Symptoms of patch complications may also include:
- Abdominal pain
- Pain, discomfort or tenderness at the hernia site
Consumers may like to believe manufacturers put medical devices and drugs through rigorous testing, but defective products make it into pharmacies, hospitals and doctor’s offices all the time.
When Was the Kugel Mesh Recalled?
The FDA began recalling Kugel mesh patches in 2005. The recalled patches include:
- All lot numbers manufactured before January 2006 of the Bard Composix Kugel Extra Large Oval, 8.7” x 10.7”
- All lot numbers manufactured before January 2006 of the Bard Composix Kugel Extra Large Oval, 10.8” x 13.7”
- All lot numbers manufactured before January 2006 of the Bard Composix Kugel Extra Large Oval, 7.7” x 9.7”
- All lot numbers manufactured before March 2006 of the Bard Composix Kugel Oval, 6.3” x 12.3”
- Certain lot numbers manufactured before October 2005 of the Bard Composix Kugel Large Oval, 5.4” x 7.0”
- Certain lot numbers manufactured before October 2005 of the Bard Composix Kugel Large Circle, 4.5”
What Should I Do If Was Hurt by a Defective Kugel Mesh Patch?
When a defective medical device like the Kugel mesh patch injures or kills unsuspecting patients, the drug company responsible will attempt to pay as little as possible to those affected to protect its bottom line.
In our history going up against negligent drug companies, our Kugel mesh attorneys know the tactics medical device manufacturers may use to limit or even deny adequate compensation to patients whose lives were put at risk and families who wrongfully lost their loved ones because of defective products.
We fight for the just compensation victims and families need and hold these companies accountable for their negligent actions. We will uncover if prior testing, lab trials found or lack of studies could have found potential dangers with the medical device, and whether wanting to save money or wanting to save their reputation got in the way of these companies making the right decision that could have saved a lot of patients and families from harm.
Contact a Defective Medical Device Lawyer for Help Filing a Kugel Mesh Lawsuit
Sometimes defective products continue to harm patients even after a recall. In 2008, two hospitals in Virginia admitted that they had mistakenly implanted the recalled Kugel patches in patients. If a defective hernia patch or other medical device has injured you or a loved one, contact our drug injury lawyers today to work with an attorney who has a proven track record in pharmaceutical litigation.
An experienced pharmaceutical lawyer at our firm will review your best options with you during a no-cost case evaluation. Call 305-476-7400 for to speak to our attorneys about whether you are eligible to receive compensation for your Kugel mesh injury.