Since December 2005, approximately 100,000 hernia repair patches have been recalled as a result of a defect which could cause the plastic ring inside of the surgical mesh to break.  This could result in serious internal injuries and possibly even death.  Many individuals who experienced problems after a hernia repair surgery may not be aware that their complications were caused by defective mesh.  The recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations to help determine whether hernia repair problems were caused by the defective mesh.

>>INFORMATION: Hernia surgical mesh recall lawsuits

In December 2005, March 2006 and January 2007, C.R. Bard, Inc., and their subsidiary, Davol, Inc., issued recalls for certain models and lots of their Composix Kugel Hernia Patch.  The surgical mesh contains a plastic memory recoil ring which could break under the stress of surgery, leading to bowel perforation, chronic intestinal fistula or death.  The hernia mesh recall applies to the Oval, Large Oval, Extra Large Oval and Large Circle models.

>>INFORMATION: Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Recall

At the time of hernia surgery, most individuals are unaware of the brand name or type of mesh which is used, much less the exact model or lot number necessary to determine if their mesh has been recalled.  In addition, when hernia repair problems are encountered after surgery, many individuals do not fully understand what caused the complications, but rather simply know that they required another hernia surgery. 


While some patients have received recall notices, many individuals are unaware that they have the defective and recalled hernia mesh.  The hernia mesh lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating lawsuits against the manufacturer for failing to properly test their product before placing it on the market. 

Symptoms or signs of problems with the surgical mesh could include:

  • Fever
  • Abdominal tenderness or pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abnormal bowel movements
  • Distended abdomen

If any hernia patients experience unusual or unexplained symptoms after repair surgery, they should immediately consult with their physician.  Possible tests which could be done to determine if problems after hernia repair surgery are caused by failure of the Kugel hernia mesh include:

  • Lower plate xray
  • Barium swallow or enema
  • Reverse imaging CT scan

If hernia repair problems have been experienced, our legal team can review the circumstances surrounding the injury and evaluate whether a recalled surgical mesh could have caused the complications .  If you, a friend or family member have experienced complications after a hernia repair surgery, you can speak with one of our attorneys to explore your legal rights and determine if you may be entitled to compensation.  Request a free consultation.