Kugel Composite Mesh Hernia Patch Recall
C.R. Bard Inc. manufactures products for cardiovascular, urological, and surgical markets, and operates in over 90 countries with sales estimated at $2.8 billion. The Bard Kugel Mesh Patch is used to repair ventral hernias (those that require surgeries to repair) caused by the thinning or stretching of scar tissue that forms after surgery. The mesh patch is placed behind the hernia defect through a small incision. The patch is then held open by a memory recoil ring that allows the patch to be folded for insertion and lay flat once it is in place. Problems surrounding the memory coil ring have made it a defective device that can have serious adverse effects on patients.
Which Devices Are Part Of The Kugel Composite Mesh Hernia Patch Recall?
First initiated in 2005, the recall has grown to include the following Bard devices:
- Kugel Extra Large Oval, 8.7” x 10.7” – All devices recalled
- Kugel Extra Large Oval, 10.8” x 13.7” – All devices recalled
- Kugel Extra Large Oval, 7.7” x 9.7” – All devices recalled
- Kugel Oval, 6.3” x 12.3” – All devices recalled
- Kugel Large Oval, 5.4” x 7.0” – All devices manufactured before October 2005 recalled
- Kugel Large Circle, 4.5” – All devices manufactured before October 2005 recalled
What Are The Dangers of the Kugel Composite Mesh Hernia Patch?
The memory recoil ring that opens these mesh patches has been shown to break under the stress of placement of the largely-sized products in the patient’s abdominal area. In addition to needing replacement and corrective surgery, patients can also experience:
- Bowel perforations – rupture in digestive system
- Chronic/reoccurring intestinal fistulae – abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs
- Severe internal injuries
Kugel Composite Mesh Hernia Patch Lawsuits
Around 600,000 hernia operations are performed each year in the United States, and approximately 100,000 of these involved the defective mesh hernia patches.
Mr. Potts was co-counsel in the very first Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch case tried in the country as part of the federal multidistrict litigation. Thousands of other mesh hernia patch lawsuits have been resolved.
If you or someone you know and are concerned about the Kugel Composite Mesh Hernia Patch recall, call us toll free at 1-866-311-2230 for a free consultation to discuss your case. A Kugel Mesh attorney can help you seek compensation for your injuries.