The Kugal Mesh Patches are used in approximately 750,000 hernia repair surgeries each year in the United States. Although the manufacturer had reason to know that there were problems with some of these patches, they allowed thousands of individuals to have defective devices implanted. Those individuals may be entitled to financial compensation through a Kugel recall lawsuit.
Experts have indicated that those with one of the recalled hernia mesh patches will require continued medical monitoring to reduce the risk of injury. For most people, doctors are not recommending removal of the hernia mesh, since surgery to remove or replace the Kugel patch could be riskier than leaving it in place.
Hernia mesh class action suits as well as individual Kugel lawsuits are being reviewed nationwide. If you, a friend or family member have received a Kugel mesh hernia patch, request a free consultation to determine if your device is included in the recall. It is important to understand your legal rights, and the Hernia patch lawyers at The Law Office of Bobby Garcia P.C.. have the experience and resources to protect you and your family.
KUGEL HERNIA MESH PROBLEMS:
The Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch is a device used to repair ventrical hernias (also known as incisional hernias), which may develop at the site of prior surgical scars. In many cases, doctors surgically insert hernia repair mesh which lays flat, preventing the hernia from pushing through any holes in the abdominal tissue.
The Kugel hernia mesh is designed so that it can be folded when inserted and spring open to lay flat once in place. Problems with several types of the Kugel hernia mesh could cause the device’s memory recoil ring to break, resulting in serious intestinal problems, bowel injuries or even death. This has led to several nationwide recalls of different Kugal mesh hernia repair products.
Symptoms of problems from a Kugel hernia mesh product may include:
- Abdominal pain
- High fever
- Tenderness at the site where the hernia patch was inserted
- Unusual and unexplained intestinal symptoms
- Bowel Perforation
- Intestinal Fistula
Compensation may be available through a product liability lawsuit for individuals who have experienced problems following a hernia repair since 2000. Defects in the mesh could cause bowel perforation, chronic intestinal fistula or other intestinal injuries.