Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Manufacture Faces Additional Lawsuits

By January 31, 2008Drug Safety

Lawsuits against Davol, the maker of the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, was expanded to include other hernia patches made by the company.
On Jan. 10, U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi ruled that a lawsuit alleging the Davol-made Composix EX Mesh Patch was defective could proceed as part of the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch multi-district litigation pending in Rhode Island. In her ruling, Lisi noted that both hernia patches involved the interplay of three elements: the polypropylene mesh, an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene layer, and a memory recoil ring.
The Davol hernia patches made news in 2005 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled the Kugel Mesh Patch after it was discovered that the memory coil can break, leading to serious injuries such as bowel perforations. The FDA subsequently expanded the recall to include certain Bard, Composix and Kugel patches.
The FDA also warned patients who had the device implanted to seek immediate medical attention if they experienced unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever or tenderness at the implant site.
The lawyers of Carey, Danis & Lowe are experienced in helping people injured by a dangerous medical device. We will seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. We also represent family members in wrongful death cases.
We offer a free initial consultation for victims of dangerous medications. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to you at the hospital or your home.
Contact the lawyers at Carey, Danis & Lowe today by calling 877-678-3400.