Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
We represent all hernia mesh lawsuit clients on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free or fill out our short online contact form and a Kugel mesh recall attorney will contact you to answer any of your questions. We are currently representing client affected by the hernia mesh recall throughout the United States. There currently has been no Kugel mesh settlement and claims are continuing to be made.
Each year over 600,000 hernia repair surgeries are performed in the United States. Kugel mesh is used to repair inguinal, femoral, hiatal and umbilical hernias. The FDA along with the manufacturer issued a recall on Kugel mesh in 2005. This recall was announced after reports of hernia repair patients suffering from bowel perforations and chronic intestinal fistulae due to the memory recoil ring breaking following the surgery.
The Kugel hernia mesh patch is used during hernia surgery for several types of repair procedures including:
The most common type of hernia repair is the ventral where the folded mesh patch is placed behind the hernia through a small incision. After the patch is properly inserted it springs open through a memory coil ring and then lays flat. A Kugel hernia mesh patch recall was announced following increasing reports that the memory recoil ring was breaking and causing serious injuries.
C.R. Bard (Davol), the manufacturer of the Kugel hernia mesh patches, first notified consumers of the recall in December 2005. At the time of the initial Kugel recall approximately 32,000 mesh patches had been sold worldwide. The recall was later expanded to include additional lots of the Large Oval and Large Circle products. The expanded recall of the Kugel mesh patch came after Davol became aware of patients suffering from life-threatening hernia mesh complications such as bowel perforations and chronic enteric fistulas.
Davol initially placed blame on the surgeons doing the hernia repair surgeries stating that they were performing the procedures incorrectly. However, further testing later showed that the Kugel hernia patch consistently failed at the area where it was welded during manufacturing.
Kugel Mesh Lawsuit
We represent all Kugel hernia patch recall clients on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free or fill out our short online contact form and a hernia mesh lawsuit attorney will contact you to answer any of your questions.