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Composix Kugel Mesh Lawsuits

The Composix Kugel Mesh, manufactured by C.R. Bard, a subsidiary of Davol, Inc., is a ventral, or abdominal hernia mesh patch device that contains a “memory recoil ring,” which allows it to be folded, inserted through a small incision into the abdomen, and once secured in place, springs open and lies flat in the affected area. Despite being approved for public use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996, the device has been associated with serious complications, threatening the lives of thousands of patients. Said complications include:

  • Infections, including abscess formations
  • Chronic and severe pain
  • Bowel tenderness
  • Bowel paralysis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Bowel perforation
  • Ascites
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Organ damage/failure
  • Revision surgeries or corrective surgeries
  • Reoccurrence of the hernia
  • Internal bleeding
  • Peritonitis
  • Ring migration through the peritoneum, or abdominal wall

Due to countless reports of the above complications, including death, C.R. Bard and Davol, Inc. began recalling certain types of the device and later expanded its recall in 2006 and 2007. Each recall notice cited a potential for the memory recall ring to buckle or break and potentially lead to bowel perforation and chronic enteric fistula (abnormal connections between the gastrointestinal tract and other abdominal organs). As of January of 2007, the number of mesh products recalled exceeded 100,000 units.

If you or someone you know received a Composix Kugel Mesh device and experienced serious complications as a result, contact Stern Law, PLLC right away for a free consultation at (844) 808-7529. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries, so don’t wait – contact us now to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Composix Kugel Mesh Devices Affected by the Recall

The following list are product codes of the mesh devices affected by C.R. Bard and Davol, Inc.’s product recalls between 2005 and 2007:

  • Bard Composix Kugel Mesh X-Large Patch Oval with EPTFE, 10.8” x 13.7”
  • Bard Composix Kugel Large Oval, 5.4” x 7”
  • Bard Composix Kugel Mesh X-Large Patch Oval with EPTFE, 8.7” x 10.7”
  • Bard Composix Kugel Oval, 6.3” x 12.3”
  • Bard Composix Kugel Large Circle, 4.5”
  • Bard Composix Kugel Mesh X-Large Patch Oval with EPTFE, 7.7” x 9.7”
  • Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch Large Oval with EPTFE, 5.4” x 7”
  • Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch Large Circle with EPTFE, 4.5”

Composix Kugel Mesh Allegations

Numerous individual, class action, and federal multidistrict lawsuits have been filed in the United States against the manufacturers of the Composix Kugel Mesh, alleging the following:

  • Failure to properly research the hernia mesh;
  • Failure to adequately investigate reports of mesh problems once it was introduced;
  • Failure to issue a recall after problems were discovered;
  • Failure to warn about hernia mesh injury risks;
  • Designing and selling a defective and unreasonably dangerous product; and
  • Placed company profits ahead of the safety and interests of the public.

Do I have a Viable Claim? Contact Stern Law, PLLC Today

Although only an attorney can help you determine the full scope of your legal rights and options, you may have a viable claim against Ethicon in the event that you received the Composix Kugel Mesh and experienced complications as a result. At Stern Law, PLLC, we are currently accepting mesh injury cases across the country. As such, if you or someone you know received the Composix Kugel Mesh or some other type of hernia mesh device, and experienced the rare yet serious side effects associated therewith, contact us now at (844)-808-7529. Don’t wait, as your time to file may be limited.

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