Since late 2005, several different recalls have been issued for the Composix Kugel Mesh Patch over product defects. The patches, which are used in the treatment of ventral hernias, have flexible recoil rings that allow the device to be folded for insertion through a small incision and then spring back into shape once in place. However, the Food and Drug Administration has received numerous reports of these rings breaking and exposing rough, jagged edges—a problem that could lead to serious internal injuries in those implanted with defective devices.
If you or a loved one has suffered an internal injury as a result of a malfunctioning Kugel hernia patch, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain, suffering, and more. Please contact Lopez McHugh today for a complimentary consultation with a product liability attorney who can examine your case and ensure your legal rights are protected.
Dangers of a Defective Kugel Hernia Patch
According to the FDA, a defective Kugel hernia patch may cause organ punctures, perforations, and/or internal fistulae (abnormal passages between the intestines/organs). In some cases, these injuries can become life-threatening.
If you have been implanted with a Kugel hernia patch and experience any of the following symptoms, do not hesitate to seek out professional medical assistance:
- Tenderness or sensitivity at the patch implant site
- Frequent or severe abdominal pain
- Other unusual symptoms
Recalled Kugel Hernia Patches
- Bard Composix Kugel oval patches
- Bard Composix Kugel large oval patches
- Bard Composix Kugel extra large oval patches
- Bard Composix Kugel large circle patches
Lopez McHugh Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered an internal injury as a result of a defective Kugel hernia patch, it is important to understand that you have legal rights and options. You may be entitled to monetary reimbursement for your injuries and losses. Please contact us today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a qualified attorney reviewing matters concerning the kugel mesh patch. Our attorneys and staff can answer your questions, inform you of your rights and options, and help you recover the compensation you may be due.