The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential hernia patch lawsuits nationwide for individuals who have experienced problems following a hernia repair surgery. Potentially defective patches with dual-mesh technology manufactured by Davol,Inc. could result in serious and life-threatening injuries. Potential lawsuits are being reviewed even if the mesh used was not part of a prior Davol Kugel Hernia Patch recall.
>>INFORMATION: Hernia Patch Lawsuits
Since October 2005, there have been three separate recalls involving different sizes of Davol Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh, which contain a memory recoil ring. Defects in the design of the hernia repair patches caused some of the plastic rings to break, resulting in serious injuries such as bowel perforation, chronic intestinal fistula and death.
However, there have been reports of problems after hernia repair surgery involving other patches which were not part of these recalls. Hernia patches which utilize a dual-mesh technology, combining palypropylene mesh with an expanded polytetrafluorothyleene (ePTFE) layer, both with and without a memory recoil ring, have been associated with defects which could be responsible for serious injuries.
Hernia patch lawsuits filed in Federal courts throughout the United States have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings as part of a multi-district Hernia Patch litigation (also known as an MDL). The MDL, which is similar to a Hernia patch class action, combines individual lawsuits involving “common questions of facts” for discovery and pre-trial motions.
Last month, the U.S. District Judge who is overseeing Davol hernia patch lawsuits issued an order requiring the manufacturer to preserve additional documents relating to other hernia repair products that include dual-mesh, regardless of whether they also include a ring.
The consolidated hernia patch litigation now includes the following products made by Davol (also known as Bard and Surgical Sense):
- Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
- Kugel Hernia Patch
- Ventralex Hernia Patch
- CK Parastomal Hernia Patch
- Modified Kugel Patch
- Composix E/X Hernia Mesh
- Composix Mesh
- Composix L/P Mesh
- CruraSoft Patch
HERNIA PATCH LAWSUIT EVALUATION
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for any individuals who have had a hernia repair surgery since 2000 and subsequently experienced problems which could be related to the hernia patch. Symptoms could include pain, discomfort, bowel perforation, intestinal problems or death.
It is not necessary that individuals have a product subject to a prior hernia patch recall to qualify for a claim, and most individuals are unaware of the specific type of hernia repair mesh used. Following a free consultation, our hernia mesh lawyers will review the medical records to help determine if problems may be related to a defective Davol hernia patch. Request a free consultation and hernia patch lawsuit evaluation.