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Recall of the Kugel Mesh Patch
The Kugel Mesh patch was manufactured and released by Davol, Inc. as an option for repairing post surgery hernias. The problem is that the makers of the patch were aware of a serious potential malfunction that has resulted in serious injury and even death for patients. At this time the FDA has issued a full Class One recall for the Kugel Mesh Patch and has pulled the product from the market. There are numerous lawsuits pending.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by the Kugel Mesh Patch called Alexander Shunnarah & Associates today at 1-800-229-7989 and ask about the Herina Patch Recall.
Hernias are a common health issue that regularly occur after abdominal surgery. The surgery it’s self weakens the abdominal wall and, as a result, part of the muscle will push through the wall causing a hernia. This condition is extremely painful and requires surgery to repair. The Kugel Mesh Patch was designed for use in this type of surgery and originally released to the market in 2002.
While the original version seemed to work quite well, Davol released an updated model in 2005 that was larger and supposedly more efficient. The issue is that there is a malfunction within the product. The product is designed with a metal ring that is supposed to “spring” into place when implanted into the body of the patient. Instead what happened was the product would malfunction and break apart at the joints. Once the ring breaks it can have serious health implications.
Patients who have suffered through this malfunction were subjected to sepsis, severe pain, bowel and organ perforation, damaging fusion of organs and even death.
Again the FDA has issued a full Class One Recall on the Kugel Mesh Patch. Meaning that not only has the product been pulled from the market, but all patients who have this product should have it removed as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know has suffered any of these conditions after a hernia repair with the Kugel Mesh Patch call our offices today. It is important to file your claim as soon as possible and we are happy to assist you with the process.
Call Alexander Shunnarah & Associates today at 1-800-229-7989.