Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Lawsuit: Second Trial Results In $1.5M Award To Injured Plaintiff
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Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Lawsuit: Bellwether Trial May Pave Be A Sign Of Things To Come
Although thousands of Kugel mesh hernia patch lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard and its subsidiary Davol Inc., very few have gone to trial. This bellwether trial (a test trial that helps to determine liability and damages when numerous lawsuits have been filed concerning similar injuries) concerned 52 year old Christopher Thorpe who suffered severe abdominal injuries after the rings on his Composix Kugel mesh hernia patch broke.
The jury found that the manufacturers negligently designed it and failed to warn consumers about Kugel mesh hernia patch side effects and risks. Thorpe was awarded $1.3 million in compensatory damages and his wife was awarded $200,000 for loss of consortium. This was the second Kugel mesh hernia patch lawsuit to go to trial. Although the first trial was decided in favor of the manufacturers, Kugel mesh hernia patch lawyers say that this verdict may be a sign of things to come.
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Recalls, Injuries & Lawsuits
The Kugel mesh patch has been the subject of recalls, injuries and lawsuits for many years. Here's a quick synopsis:
- Kugel mesh recalls. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced three separate Kugel mesh hernia patch recalls in 2005, 2006 and 2007 because the products memory coil ring could break, causing the users bowels to perforate or create abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs.
- Kugel mesh injuries. Kugel Mesh Hernia patch injuries generally fall into one of two categories. The first concerns a broken memory coil ring; the second category concerns the product's adhesive that can stick to the abdominal wall.
- Kugel mesh lawsuits. Kugel mesh hernia patch litigation continues. Nearly 3,000 Kugel hernia mesh patch lawsuits have been filed against the Rhode Island manufacturers alleging that the hernia patch is defective and that the companies failed to warn consumers about known dangers. Bellwether trials began last year and the latest $1.5 million jury verdict is very good news for plaintiffs.
Do You Have A Kugel Mesh Patch Lawsuit?
If you believe that you might have a Kugel Mesh Patch lawsuit, contact an experienced Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch attorney who has been following the litigation to discuss your situation so that you can decide what action, if any, to take about receiving compensation for your injuries.