Adequate testing of this device by the manufacturer would have revealed the defects with the device and saved many of these patients from multiple additional surgeries, complications and a lifetime of pain
Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 26, 2007
Dallas - Fort Worth, TX (PRWeb) January 26, 2007 -- Patients who have had a hernia repair that utilized a mesh patch are urged to contact their hernia surgeons or the hospital where their hernia repair surgery took place to find out if the recalled Composix® Kugel Hernia Mesh Patch was used in their hernia repair. The FDA list of recalled Composix® Kugel Hernia Mesh Patch
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 such as unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever, tenderness at the implant site or other unusual symptoms.
Lawyers that practice in the area of defective medical devices have begun to prepare cases against Davol, the manufacturer of the recalled Bard Composix® Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch. The Johnson Law Firm, a national law firm at the forefront of defective medical device litigation, announced today that it has opened a new division within the firm dedicated to filing claims on behalf of patients who have received the recalled hernia mesh patches.
"Adequate testing of this device by the manufacturer would have revealed the defects with the device and saved many of these patients from multiple additional surgeries, complications and a lifetime of pain," according to Johnson Law Firm attorney Steven Johnson. "We have clients from across the United States who suffered complications after receiving this defective device. We are proud to represetn these clients in lawsuits against the manufacturer of these defective Hernia Mesh Patches. We intend to seek every measure of damages allowed by law for our clients in these cases and we will hold this manufacturer accountable."
The Johnson Law Firm has represented thousands of people and their families in cases where defective medical devices or defective pharmaceutical drugs have caused serious injuries or death. The firm has clients from every state.
The Composix® Kugel Mesh Patch is used to repair ventral (incisional) hernias caused by thinning or stretching of scar tissue that forms after surgery. The patch is placed behind the hernia defect through a small incision. The patch is then held open by a "memory recoil ring" that allows the patch to be folded for insertion and later spring open and lay flat once it is in place.
The "memory recoil ring" can break under the stress of placement of the large sized products in the intra-abdominal space. This can lead to numerous complications including infections, bowel perforations and/or chronic intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs).
The FDA has recently updated the recall notice and it is available at http://www.lawyersforclients.com/kugel-mesh-patch-2.html .