Kugel Mesh Patch Lawsuits: Do You Need a Hernia Injury Lawyer

A lawsuit has been filed in Rhode Island against the makers of the Composix Kugel Mesh Patch claiming the patch failed after it was implanted, causing severe pain to a hernia patient. The patient required bowel dissection surgery to remove the patch.

The plaintiff had the Kugel Mesh Patch implanted in 2004. His patch was not included in the initial patch recall of December 22, 2005, but was later included in the updated recall announced March 31, 2006.

Lawyers argue that the plaintiff suffered from abdominal tenderness and developed a second hernia after his Kugel Mesh Patch was inserted. It was during the surgery to repair the second hernia that doctors discovered the patch was stuck to the patient’s bowel. This required a bowel dissection to remove the patch from his bowel, resulting in chronically inflamed bowels.

Mesh Patch lawyers for the plaintiff argue that Davol, Inc. (maker of the Mesh Patch), knew that there was a possibility of failure in the Kugel Mesh Patch but did not properly warn the public.

The patch is inserted through a small incision and is placed behind the hernia. A memory recoil ring is used to keep the mesh patch closed until after it has been inserted in the body. The purpose of the mesh patch is to prevent the hernia from pushing through weakened tissue walls, specifically when stomach muscles are too weak for surgery to repair the hernia.

The hernia surgery failure problem is that the memory recoil ring can break under the stress of placement in the body, resulting in bowel perforations and chronic intestinal fistulae.

How much does a lawsuit cost? What are mesh patch symptoms?


Can I afford a hernia surgery damage lawyer? How much does a mesh patch lawsuit cost?
Yes, you can afford a hernia surgery damage lawyer because there is no cost to you. If Monheit Law agrees to be retained, we take your case on a percentage contingency basis. If you don’t win your medical device product negligence lawsuit, we don’t get paid. We’re motivated to win.

Am I at risk? I’ve had hernia repair surgery. How do I know if I have one of these recalled mesh patches?
Davol stated in its letter that the majority of patients with the Kugel Mesh Patch will still benefit from it and that the risk of removing the device is still greater than the risk associated with leaving the Mesh Patch in place. Doctors are advised to identify patients with the recalled Kugel Mesh Patches, inform them of the recall, determine if they have symptoms of a broken patch, and determine with each patient individually whether or not the Patch should be removed. In some cases, doctors can remove the broken ring while leaving the Kugel Mesh Patch itself in place.

How can something like this happen?
That’s an excellent question. One which a law firm with a track record in product negligence can investigate.

What are the symptoms associated with these defective Mesh Patches?
Kugel Mesh Patch symptoms include unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever, tenderness at the implant site; bowel perforation symptoms such as severe abdominal pain intensified by movement, nausea and vomiting, fever and chills; bowel obstruction symptoms include abdominal pain and distention, vomiting, fecal vomiting, and constipation; or other unusual symptoms.

Should I contact Davol if I am experiencing the above symptoms?
No. You should contact your doctor immediately. S/he will file a report. You should also contact a law firm to determine whether or not you qualify for a hernia injury lawsuit.

How do I know if I qualify for a hernia surgical patch lawsuit?
It’s difficult if not impossible to self-determine if you qualify for a hernia surgical patch lawsuit. The best, quickest, and easiest way to make that determination is to contact a law firm with a track record in medical device product negligence. That law firm is Monheit Law.