Kugel meshes were big in the news a few years ago due to the complications they caused. A large settlement was produced, but some people who had the devices before the suits began are still filing. In some cases, the mesh repair can take longer to fail.
The primary problem came from the recoil rings that surrounded the mesh. These could break after implantation and puncture holes in the abdomen, leading to many complications. Over 3000 lawsuits were filed at the time, yet even when they settled, the company C.R. Bard denied responsibility. The recalls happened from 2005-2007. A bellwether trial led to a $1.5 million award to one victim, which lead to the eventual settlement for $184 million.
The people most at risk are those who received the mesh implants prior to the recalls and haven’t experienced any complications. Symptoms to watch for are persistent abdominal pain, tenderness at the site of implantation, and increased fever. These could be signs that the memory ring has broken and has allowed an abscess or a fistula to form inside. These can be life-threatening complications.
If you have received a Kugel mesh and you want to know if you are eligible for compensation, speak now with one of our lawyers. John Foy & Associates is ready to help you get the money you need so you can remove this dangerous device before it causes problems.