Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Patches have been recalled several times over safety issues caused by product defects. The patches, which are used to treat ventral hernias, contain flexible rings that allow large patches to be folded for insertion through small incisions. Once the patch is in position within the abdominal cavity, the ring pops open allowing the patch to be fastened flatly in place. However, the Food and Drug Administration has received numerous reports of defective recoil rings breaking and exposing jagged, sharp edges. These sharp edges can cause serious internal injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered the serious side effects of a defective Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Patch, please contact the experienced defective medical device attorneys at Buttafuoco & Associates today for a complimentary consultation who can help you recover the compensation you may be due.
When a Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Patch malfunctions, serious internal injuries can occur. Some of the injuries caused by malfunctioning Kugel Mesh Patches include:
- Intense abdominal pain
- Bowel perforation
- Intestinal fistulae, or abnormal passages between intestines
If you have been implanted with a Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Patch and are experiencing symptoms such as fever, persistent abdominal pain, tenderness, or other unusual abdominal symptoms, seek professional medical help immediately.
Recalled Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Patches
The following are the Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Patches affected by the recall:
- Composix Kugel Extra Large Oval (7.7" x 9.7") Product code: 0010208
- Composix Kugel Extra Large Oval (8.7" x 10.7") Product code: 0010206
- Composix Kugel Extra Large Oval (10.8" x 13.7") Product code: 0010207
- Composix Kugel Large Oval (5.4" x 7") Product code: 0010202
- Composix Kugel Oval (6.3" x 12.3") Product code: 0010209
- Composix Kugel Large Circle (4.5" in diameter) Product code: 0010204