Hernia meshes made by the Kugel corporation have been in use for over a decade, but the damage they’re creating is still continuing. Several years ago, some high-profile lawsuits and settlements were made over the meshes, but people are still coming forward with new litigation to fix the problems these mesh implants cause.
Here’s a story about one person whose doctor caught the problem in the nick of time. She had gone in ten years ago for a hernia and received a Kugel mesh before it was given a Class I recall by the FDA. When she started feeling additional pain, the doctor found that the mesh had been implanted and said it would have to come out to repair the new issue.
What the doctor found in there was horrifying. The mesh had grown into her colon and the area around the mesh was like jelly. The colon had to be removed and the site was so weak that the surgeon didn’t know if the stitches would hold. Peritonitis developed and other surgeries followed. By the time all the abdominal surgeries were done, the woman’s navel was completely gone from all the scarring.
Unfortunately for her, the specific product she had wasn’t on the recall list, but her quick-thinking surgeon did recognize it was in the same class of materials and worked diligently to repair the mesh that was implanted so long ago.
If you have had a hernial mesh implanted, especially one manufactured by Kugel, and you start to experience additional complications, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney about possible compensation. Speak with John Foy & Associates for a free consultation about your case.