Since October 2005, there have been several Davol / Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh recall for certain patches containing a design defects which may result in serious and potentially fatal injuries.

A defect in the design of some of the larger Kugel hernia patches could cause the memory recoil ring to break as a result of stress during placement. There have been multiple reports of serious injuries, including bowel perforation, chronic intestinal fistula and death.

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential Kugel hernia mesh recall lawsuits for individuals who have one of the recalled devices implanted.  To determine if compensation may be available through a lawsuit, request a free consultation.


Approximately 750,000 Kugel mesh patches were implanted each year to repair hernias.  The patches are designed so that they can be folded when inserted and then spring open to lay flat once in place.

The Compsix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch is manufactured by Davol, Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc.  The following products have been recalled:

Bard Compsix Kugel Extra Large Oval (All lots manufactured before January 2006)
8.7” x 10.7” Product Code 0010206
10.8” x 13.7” Product Code 0010207
7.7” x 9.7” Product Code 0010208
Bard Composex Kugel Oval (All lots manufactured before March 2006)
6.3” x 12.3” Product Code 0010209
Bard Composix Kugal Large Oval (Certain lots manufactured before October 2005)
5.4” x 7.0” Product Code 0010202
Bard Composix Kugel Large Circle (Certain lots manufactured before October 2005)
4.5” Product Code 0010204

An initial recall was announced in December 2005, but additional hernia mesh products were not added to the recall until March 2006 and January 2007.  The FDA has classified the hernia patch recall as a Class 1 alert, since the product carries a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health complications, including death.


The recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential lawsuits for individuals who had a defective hernia patch inserted.  Although the manufacturer was aware of problems with their products, they continued to sell defective hernia mesh patches without taking proper precautions to protect consumers.  Financial compensation  may be available.

UPDATE 2008: Hernia patch lawsuits are being reviewed for other types of Davol mesh.

If you, a friend or family member believe you may have a case, request a free consultation and claim evaluation to find out what your legal rights.  There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.