August 29th, 2014

Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns of Death and Serious Health Problems

The FDA announced today that it had upgraded the recall of certain hernia mesh repair patches to "Class 1" because the defective devices could cause death or serious health problems.

Patients should review the latest recall information to see if they have been implanted with the recalled device and seek medical attention if symptoms such as unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever, tenderness at the implant site or other unusual symptoms exist, according to the FDA recall notice. FDA Recall Notice [

Patients who have had a hernia repair that utilized a mesh patch are urged to contact their hernia surgeons or the hospital where their hernia repair surgery took place to find out if the recalled Composix® Kugel Hernia Mesh Patch was used in their hernia repair.

Patients who have received one of the recalled hernia mesh patches may also qualify for medical monitoring and compensation from the manufacturer.

Lawyers that practice in the area of defective medical devices have begun to prepare cases against Davol, the manufacturer of the recalled Bard Composix® Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch. The Johnson Law Firm, a national law firm at the forefront of defective medical device litigation, announced last week that it has opened a division within the firm dedicated to filing claims on behalf of patients who have received the recalled hernia mesh patches.

"Adequate testing of this device by the manufacturer would have revealed the defects with the device and saved many of these patients from multiple additional surgeries, complications and a lifetime of pain," according to Johnson Law Firm attorney Steven Johnson. "We have clients from across the United States who suffered complications after being implanted with this defective device. The manufacturer has not adequately notified patients or doctors of the recall of these defective hernia mesh repair patches. We are representing clients in lawsuits against the manufacturer of these defective Hernia Mesh Patches. We intend to seek every measure of damages allowed by law for our clients in these cases and we will hold this manufacturer accountable."

The Johnson Law Firm has represented thousands of people and their families in cases where defective medical devices or defective pharmaceutical drugs have caused serious injuries or death. The firm has clients from every state.

The Composix® Kugel Mesh Patch is used to repair ventral (incisional) hernias caused by thinning or stretching of scar tissue that forms after surgery. The patch is placed behind the hernia defect through a small incision. The patch is then held open by a "memory recoil ring" that allows the patch to be folded for insertion and later spring open and lay flat once it is in place.

The "memory recoil ring" can break under the stress of placement of the large sized products in the intra-abdominal space. This can lead to numerous complications 1000 including infections, bowel perforations and/or chronic intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs).

The FDA has recently updated the recall notice and it is available at

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