South Carolina Composix Kugel Mesh Patch Lawyers
The Strom Law Firm is now investigating and evaluating the Kugel Mesh patch. It is designed to prevent hernia that can develop after surgery; however it is considered a dangerous and defective device. Call the Strom Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. 803.252.4800. Even if you don’t hire us, we can make sure you are on the right path to overcome your injury.
The Corporation that produces the Composix Kugel Mesh Patch, Davol Inc has voluntarily issued a Class 1 recall and market withdrawal of its hernia patches.
The company stated they received quite a few complaints and reports that the hernia patch breaking during and after surgery. The Composix Kugel Mesh implant is now considered a dangerous and defective product because of the serious medical risks associated with the patch.
The Composix Kugel Mesh Patch is supposed to fix a ventral or incisional hernia that may develop following surgery due to the thinning or stretching of scar tissue.
The patch is placed behind the hernia through a small incision. A memory recoil ring deploys after placement and is meant to hold the patch in place.
The class one recall was issued because several reports found:
- The pressure of surgical position may force the memory recoil ring to break.
- The broken ends of the memory recoil ring can then poke through the mesh and puncture the intestines leading to conditions such as bowel perforation and chronic enteric fistulas.
Some of the symptoms caused by the breaking of the ring are:
- Unexplained abdominal pain
- Tenderness at the surgery site
If you or someone you love has a Kugel mesh implant and has experienced any of the symptoms above, get medical assistance as soon as you can.
Davol stated that all health care professionals and doctors should stop using the patches that are recalled. Physicians are urged to hand out information about the recall and patches to anyone of their patients who has the patch.
Read more about the Kugel mesh recall.
Call the Strom Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation. 803.252.4800. Habla Espanol
By: South Carolina Kugel Mesh Lawyer Pete Strom