Central Illinois Kugel Mesh Litigation Attorney
Beginning in December 2005, Davol, Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc., issued a voluntary recall of several sizes of the Bard® Composix® Kugel® Hernia Patch. The recall was issued following reports that the patch's "memory recoil ring," which allows the patch to be folded for insertion, broke under the stress of placement. This alleged defect was reported to cause perforation of the bowel and chronic intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections between the intestine and other organs). This recall was followed by the recall and withdrawal from the market of additional lots and models of hernia patches manufactured by C.R. Bard and Davol, Inc.
In 2007 the Judicial Panel on MultiDistrict Litigation established multidistrict litigation (MDL) to centralize lawsuits filed for injuries caused by the allegedly defective patches. Since that time, the Court overseeing the Kugel Mesh MDL has ordered that the litigation shall include additional hernia patches manufactured by Bard and Davol, including:
- All models of the Bard® Composix® Kugel® Hernia Patches
- Bard® Kugel® Hernia Patch
- Bard® Ventralex® Hernia Patch
- Bard CK Parastomal Patch
- Bard® Modified Kugel Patch
- Other Davol patches composed of polypropylene and ePTE, including the Bard® Composix® E/X Mesh
If you have experienced abdominal pain or abscess, bowel perforation, sepsis, or intestinal fistulas following placement of a hernia mesh patch contact Jim Ginzkey for a free consultation.
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