Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) July 4, 2007
The firm has established a toll free number 1-866-374-0338 for patients to report claims, get additional information and register for compensation claims. The firm represents patients who have non-recalled and recalled Kugel mesh patches and have had complications related to the device, including broken memory recoil rings. The defective memory recoil ring led to an FDA recall of many of the lot numbers of the Kugel mesh patches . The Law Firm is now investigating claims nationwide of all Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches, regardless of lot number, product code, or reference number.
FDA has urged patients determine if they have a Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch that is part of the FDA hernia mesh recall. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a "Class 1" recall of these hernia mesh repair patches because the defect associated with the use or exposure to the Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Large Patch has a reasonable probability to cause serious adverse health consequences, including death, according to the FDA.
Patients can view a complete list of the hernia mesh patches in the recall by going to http://www.lawyersforclients.com/kugel-mesh-patch-2.html or by calling toll free 1-866-374-0338 and requesting a copy of the FDA Recall Notice.
"The manufacturer of this dangerous and defective device has not only put patients at risk by allowing this device on the market without adequate testing, it has also failed to provide adequate information to the FDA and to patients who were implanted with the device after the dangers of the device were well known to the company," according to Johnson Law Firm attorney Steven Johnson.
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 hernia mesh 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 recently updated FDA Recall Notice and a list of the recalled devices in the hernia patch recall is available at http://www.lawyersforclients.com/kugel-mesh-patch-2.html or patients can call 1-866-374-0338 for a list of the recalled devices and a claims evaluation packet.
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