Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch

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Bard Composix Kugel Recall

The FDA issued a Class I recall on all lot numbers of the Bard Kugel Hernia Patch manufactured by the company before January 2006. The hernia patch is used by surgeons to aid in hernia repair surgery. The patch was designed to protect healing hernia surgery wounds from stretching and thinning scar tissue forming around post-operative incisions.

The mesh patch is unique because of a “memory recoil ring” that expands and allows the patch to retain its shape during placement. There have been numerous reports of injury due to perforated and ruptured bowel, abdominal pains, tenderness at the implant site, irregular connective tissue between organs, and other unusual symptoms because of ring breakage. There have been similar problems with another hernia product by Davol, the Bard Perfix Hernia Plug. 

If you have had a Bard hernia patch implanted, then you are advised to consult with your physician immediately. Additionally, you may wish to consult with an attorney to find out what your legal rights are. InjuryBoard attorneys will review your case free of charge today, so fill out the form on the right hand side of the page.

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