Hernia Mesh Patch Recall ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Hernia Mesh Patch Recall

Lawyers that practice in the area of defective medical devices have begun to prepare cases against Davol, the manufacturer of the recalled Bard Composix® Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch. The FDA has urged any patients who have had a hernia repair that utilizes a mesh patch to contact their surgeon or hospital immediately. "Adequate testing of this device by the manufacturer would have revealed the defects with the device and saved many of these patients from multiple additional surgeries, complications and a lifetime of pain," according to Johnson Law Firm attorney Steven Johnson. The Composix® Kugel Mesh Patch is used to repair ventral (incisional) hernias caused by thinning or stretching of scar tissue that forms after surgery. The "memory recoil ring" can break and may lead to numerous complications including infections, bowel perforations and/or chronic intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs.

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