In December 2005, the maker of the Bard® Composix® Kugel® Mesh Patch began recalling part of its product line because of product failures implicated in patient injuries and deaths. The patch, implanted in patients’ abdomens to repair incisional hernias, was breaking causing internal organ and tissue damage.
The FDA joined in the action by issuing a Class 1 recall – its highest level reserved exclusively for dangerous or defective products that could predictably cause serious health problems or death. The FDA expanded the recall in 2006 and 2007 to include additional Bard hernia patch products.
If you’ve had hernia surgery at any time since 2002, it’s possible you’ve been implanted with a defective Kugel hernia patch. The Hernia Patch Advisor provides you with the following information you need to know:
- How the Kugel patch fails
- Symptoms of a defective Kugel hernia patch
- Kugel patch injury reports
- FDA investigation into the Kugel mesh patch
- Dec 2005 Kugel hernia patch recall
- Mar 2006 Kugel hernia patch recall
- Jan 2007 Kugel hernia patch recall
- Hospitals still used recalled hernia patches
- Class action lawsuit status
The Hernia Patch Advisor also brings you additional information you may find helpful:
- Types of abdominal hernias
- Childhood hernias
- Advancements in hernia surgery
- Dr. Robert Kugel
- What’s unique about the Kugel patch?
Please note: if you are experiencing symptoms you believe may be related to your hernia surgery, please contact a doctor immediately. This web site is not a substitute for professional medical or legal advice.