Davol, Inc. produced the Kugel mesh patch to be used to repair abdominal hernias. The patch, consisting of two layers of synthetic mesh surrounded by a flexible plastic “memory-recoil ring," is implanted at the site of a hernia. The ring then springs into place, allowing the hernia to heal and regrow around the flattened patch.
Unfortunately, there was a problem with the rings, and the product became the subject of recalls by the FDA in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Now, there is a problem with the mesh component of the product eroding into the organs of the patients and causing additional physical problems.
Litigation against Davol concerning the most recently discovered problems from the mesh patches is pending in West Virginia. The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. has begun investigating these cases. If you believe you have been injured by a Kugel mesh hernia patch, call us at 615.742.4880 or complete the contact form to the right. We offer a free consultation and if we are able to assist you we will do so on a no recovery, no fee basis.