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Hernia Patch Recall Lawsuit


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Please note, Schmidt & Clark, LLP is only accepting Alloderm claims. If you have a different type of hernia mesh and feel that you may have a potential case, we urge you to locate another law firm adequately suited to handle your claim. If you’ve suffered complications related to the Alloderm product, we would like to speak with you. Please click the following link to learn more about your legal rights regarding the Alloderm Lawsuit.

Schmidt & Clark | A National Law Firm specializing in mass tort and product liability lawsuits with an emphasis on medical device failures is currently accepting Kugel® patch recall lawsuits in all 50 states >> Press Release

Hernia Patch Lawsuit Update: On January 8, 2008, a Federal Court judge expanded the scope of current hernia patch lawsuits to include all Davol/Bard Marlex/Teflon patches, with or without “memory recoil rings.”

As early as August 2001, Davol began receiving reports of complications and failures of its hernia mesh patch. These reports advise of bowel obstructions, adhesions, constipation, and fistula resulting from implantation of Composix® Kugel® Mesh Patches. The reports also contain descriptions of problems other then memory recoil ring breakage including, “buckled mesh,” “patch shriveling” and “edges curled up,” as well as descriptions of the mesh as being “crumpled,” “wrinkled,” “rolled up,” “delaminated” and “folded.”

Our firm is pursuing litigation involving the following defective hernia patches: Composix® E/X Mesh Patch, the Composix® Kugel® Patch, and the Composix® L/P patch.

Possible serious side effects include:

  • bowel perforation
  • bowel obstruction
  • chronic intestinal fistulae
  • infection
  • death

What You Can Do & How We Can Help – We are committed to helping victims of recalled hernia patches. Our law firm is one of the most active firms in the in country actively handling these types of cases.

Free Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has received a recalled/defective Kugel patch or suffered from bowel perforation, bowel obstruction, chronic intestinal fistulae, infection or an unfortunate loss linked to the Kugel patch, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.

FDA Video: Bard® Composix® Kugel® Mesh Hernia Patch Recall

Below is an excellent video produced by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which warns patients and physicians of the nationwide recall of Composix Kugel mesh hernia patches and provides information about the defective memory recoil ring and possible side effects from ring breakage.

Read the Full Transcript: Bard® Composix® Kugel® Mesh Hernia Patch Recall

Overview

In three (3) separate product recalls dating as far back as 2005, C.R. Bard Inc. and its subsidiary Davol Inc. in association with the FDA have initiated voluntary recalls of the Kugel® patch.

The manufacturers initially sent out a recall, urging doctors to stop using some versions of the Kugel® patch because a plastic component imbedded in the hernia patch could possibly break causing various injuries to a patient’s internal organs.

According to the FDA, the plastic component is called a “memory recoil ring”, which opens the Kugel® patch but can break under the stress of placement of the large sized products in the intra-abdominal (inside the belly area) space.

Ring breakage can lead to bowel perforations (rupture) and/or chronic (recurring) intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs).

Signs of Possible Ring Breakage

The FDA has advised patients who have been implanted with one of the recalled devices to seek medical attention immediately if they experience symptoms that could be associated with ring breakage. Symptoms of ring breakage are as follows:

  • unexplained or persistent abdominal pain;
  • fever;
  • tenderness at the implant site; and/or
  • other unusual symptoms.

Hernia Patch Recall List

Three (3) Separate Hernia Patch Recalls

Included below is the list of recalled devices, along with the product codes affected and relevant manufacturing dates. It is important to remember that if you have received a recalled/defective Kugel patch or suffered from any of the aforementioned side effects, we would like to speak with you – regardless of which model Kugel patch you received.

  • Extra Large Oval, 8.7” x 10.7”
    All Lot Numbers manufactured before January 2006
    Product Codes: 0010206
  • Extra Large Oval, 10.8” x 13.7”
    All Lot Numbers manufactured before January 2006
    Product Codes: 0010207
  • Extra Large Oval, 7.7” x 9.7”
    All Lot Numbers manufactured before January 2006
    Product Codes: 0010208
  • Oval, 6.3” x 12.3”
    All Lot Numbers manufactured before March 2006
    Product Codes: 0010209
  • Large Oval, 5.4” x 7.0”
    All Lot Numbers manufactured before October 2005 & also Including the following:
    41*L****, 41*M****, 41*N****, 43*L****, 43*M****, 43*N****
    Product Codes: 0010202
  • Large Circle, 4.5”
    All Lot Numbers manufactured before October 2005 & also Including the following:
    41*L****, 41*M****, 41*N****, 43*L****, 43*M****, 43*N****
    Product Codes: 0010204

Do I have a Hernia Patch Recall Lawsuit?

The Medical Device and Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in hernia patch lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hernia patch recall cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has received a recalled/defective Kugel patch or suffered from bowel perforation, bowel obstruction, chronic intestinal fistulae, infection or an unfortunate loss linked to the Kugel patch, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.

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