FDA Announcement: Davol XenMatrix Surgical Grafts recalled nationwide after failing to meet safe toxicity levels. Injuries from endotoxins can include bacterial meningitis, meningococcal disease, and sepsis. C.R. Bard and Davol currently face thousands of lawsuits over their Kugel mesh hernia patch products.
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.
Free Xenmatrix Surgical Graft Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a XenMatrix Surgical Graft included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
On January 11, 2011, Davol, Inc., the maker of the recalled Composix Kugel hernia repair patch, announced that it is now recalling its XenMatrix hernia and abdominal surgical graft due to a failure to meet the FDA’s standards for endotoxins. Endotoxins are gram-negative bacteria which can cause bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease, which causes sepsis. Symptoms of these infections include:
- high fever
- stiff neck
- sensitivity to light
- easy bruising
These symptoms can develop over several hours, or they may take 1 to 2 days. As the diseases progress, seizures can also accompany infections in certain patients. People who have had close or prolonged contact with a patient with any of these conditions can also be at an increased risk.
Additional Products Being Recalled
In addition to the XenMatrix, C.R. Bard and Davol currently face approximately 3,000 lawsuits over their Kugel hernia patch products, which allegedly contain design defects that caused plaintiffs to suffer severe internal injuries. A Kugel mesh hernia recall has been issued for several different models of the patch. Click here to learn more about these recalls.
Do I have a Xenmatrix Hernia Patch Lawsuit?
The Product Liability and Defective Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Xenmatrix lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new toxic bacterial disease cases in all 50 states.