Hernias are a relatively common problem, affecting an estimated 27% of men and 3% of women, and are typically treatable with routine surgery. However, the Composix Kugel Mesh, a hernia repair device, has been associated with painful and dangerous complications. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we believe that hernias are painful enough without a dangerous medical device and are ready to go to bat with device manufacturers for you.
About Composix Kugel Mesh
An inguinal hernia forms when a weak spot allows abdominal contents to bulge through the lower abdominal wall. Most people who develop inguinal hernias will need surgery to repair the hernia. This typically involves inserting a mesh device that strengthens the weak spot and helps to contain abdominal contents inside the abdominal wall. The Composix Kugel Mesh device was created by Davol with a ring design feature that allows the device to be easily folded and inserted through a smaller abdominal incision. However, this ring feature can fail during insertion, causing painful and potentially fatal complications. When the rings break, this can lead to abdominal abscesses, intestinal or bowel perforation, fistulas and sepsis, a life threatening infection.
At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we are prepared to fight for you and your loved ones if you have experienced a painful and dangerous complication from the Composix Kugel Mesh, starting with a free consultation for your specific case.
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Learn more about another hernia product, Physiomesh, which was recalled for an unusually high failure rate.
Although there have been reported injuries with this device, the FDA has not withdrawn its approval at this time. Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.