The Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch was designed to speed up the recovery of patients who had undergone abdominal surgery and to prevent the development of hernias. Instead serious complications have been experienced and the hernia mesh patch recalled.

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Instead, the Patch has frequently failed to work properly, causing significant pain and other serious complications, including perforated bowels, chronic intestinal fistulae (an irregular connection between the intestines and other organs), internal bleeding, infection, and death in patients in whom it was implanted. As a result of these complications, Davol, the manufacturer, has initiated multiple recalls of the defective patches, covering many sizes and shapes of patches.

Although the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch has been recalled, patients in whom the patches were implanted are still at risk for injury.

The defective patches contain memory recoil rings that could be on the brink of breakage. In fact, when the initial recall was announced, doctors had to balance the risks of removing the patch against the risks of leaving it in the patient and taking a chance that the ring might break and cause serious injury. In many cases, the risk of removing the patch outweighed the possibility of patch failure, but that still leaves many patients in danger that the Patch will fail.

At Pogust Millrood, we understand our clients’ concerns, and represent patients and their families who have lawsuits against companies whose medical devices, such as the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, are or may be defective. If you or a loved one has had a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch implanted during abdominal surgery, and experienced any complications, you should immediately call the attorneys at Pogust Millrood. If you have had a Patch implanted during surgery, regardless of whether you have suffered an injury, you should also call the attorneys at Pogust Millrood, whose primary goal is protecting our clients. We will evaluate your situation and determine if you have a case, explain all of your options, and work to assure that the appropriate parties are held responsible for the injuries or deaths resulting from the Patch.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death as the result of a Hernia Patch, you should immediately contact the attorneys at Pogust Millrood, where Protecting Consumers Is Our Primary Goal.