Recently, several brands of hernia repair patches have been recalled causing there to be an investigation into potential male mesh lawsuits.  Evidence indicates that several mesh patches, primarily used to treat hernias are defective and can cause serious damage, including bowel perforations and other intestinal injuries.  If you suffered an injury as a result of a mesh repair patch that malfunctioned, you may be entitled to compensation.

The Problem

The Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch is a devise used to repair vertical hernias, also known as incisional hernias.  These types of hernias tend to develop as a result of scars from a previous surgery.  The hernia occurs when an organ, usually the intestines, pushes through a small hole in the muscular wall or lining tissue.  In treating the hernia, doctors would insert a mesh patch at the site of the hole in order to prevent the hernia from pushing through.  The mesh hernia patch is designed so that it can be folded when inserted and then spring open once it is in place so that it lays flat over the hole in the abdominal lining.

Problems with the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch would arise then the device’s memory recoil ring would break.  This could result in serious intestinal problems, bowel injuries, and even, potentially, death.  As a result of these problems and the health risk that they pose, several Kugel Mesh Hernia Patches have been recalled.

Symptoms of problems with the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch may include

-          Abdominal pain

-          High fever

-          Tenderness at the site where the patch was inserted

-          Unusual or unexplained intestinal problems

-          Bowel perforation

-          Intestinal fistula

-          Death

If you or a love one has received a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch as treatment for a hernia, it is recommended that you speak to a medical professional to determine if you will need additional medical monitoring.  And, if you feel that you or a loved one has suffered from any of the side effects that could indicate that something has gone wrong with a mesh hernia patch, immediately consult a medical professional to ensure that you are getting the treatment you need.  If you have suffered as a result of a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, you should speak with an experienced legal professional as soon as possible to make sure that your damages are properly documented, your rights are protected, and that you are able to receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to. Fill out the contact form on this page and one of our legal professionals will contact you for a free consultation.

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Kugel Mesh Hernia Patches are used in approximately 750,000 hernia repair surgeries each year in the United States.  There is sufficient evidence to support that Davol, the manufacturer, knew that there were problems with some of these patches, but allowed them to be sold anyway.  As a result, thousands of individuals have had defective patches implanted, unaware of the risks that these patches posed.  And, the number of people who have reported medical complications as a result of a patch malfunctioning is increasing.

Currently, if a patient has had a faulty mesh hernia patch implanted to treat a hernia, that patient will need to have continued medical monitoring to reduce the risk of injury.  For most people, doctors are not recommending the removal of the mesh device, since the surgery necessary to remove the patch could prove to be even riskier to the patient’s health than simply leaving the device in place.

While a class action mesh hernia lawsuit has not been filed yet, attorneys are reviewing individual cases with the potential to file a class settlement for victims who have suffered as a result of their mesh patch malfunctioning.

If you or a love one has received a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch as treatment for a hernia, it is recommended that you speak to a medical professional to determine if you will need additional medical monitoring.  And, if you feel that you or a loved one has suffered from any of the side effects that could indicate that something has gone wrong with a mesh hernia patch, immediately consult a medical professional to ensure that you are getting the treatment you need.  If you have suffered as a result of a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, you should speak with an experienced legal professional as soon as possible to make sure that your damages are properly documented, your rights are protected, and that you are able to receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to. Fill out the contact form on this page and one of our legal professionals will contact you for a free consultation.

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