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Kugel Hernia Patch Lawyer in Missouri
The Kugel patch was designed to aid ventral hernia (also known as incisional hernia) sufferers by making operations easier and reducing pain that occurred after the surgery had been completed. The patch was made of synthetic mesh surrounded by a plastic ring. This patch would be placed inside the patient’s body at the site of the hernia, and it was designed to assist the hernia to heal by allowing the body to grow around the patch. The plastic ring was supposed to spring open to help the tissue heal around the patch. Davol, Inc. received FDA approval for the Composix Kugel mesh patch in 1996.
Unfortunately, there were cases of the plastic ring breaking or malfunctioning, causing several dangerous conditions, including bowel perforations, bowel obstruction and chronic intestinal fistulae. On February 1, 2007, the FDA issued a safety alert calling for a Class I recall, which is the most aggressive recall available.
Bard Composix Kugel Patch Attorney in St. Louis
If you or a loved one has suffered pain, severe pain, nausea, vomiting, bulging at the implant area, soreness at the implant area or other symptoms of bowel or intestinal problems, please contact a St. Louis personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, future lost wages, future medical expenses, necessary correctional surgeries and other financial losses brought upon by using the Kugel patch could be obtained with the help of an experienced lawyer.
Contact a St. Louis Kugel Patch Lawyer today.