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.