Kugel Mesh Hernia Patches, manufactured by Davol Bard, were used by doctors to repair ventral hernias in patients prior to their recall in 2005, 2006, and 2007. The patch is inserted through a small incision and is placed behind the hernia. A memory recoil ring is used to keep the mesh patch closed until after it has been inserted in the body. The patch’s memory recoil ring can break while inside the abdominal cavity, which can result in bowel obstructions, adhesions, constipation, and intestinal fistulae resulting from implantation of Kugel Mesh Patches. In January 2008, a federal court expanded the scope of hernia patch lawsuits to include all Davol, Bard Marlex, and Teflon patches, even those that don’t contain memory recoil rings. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, the product liability attorneys at Friedman & Friedman, P.A. can help you get compensation for your injuries.