When Davol first warned consumers of the dangerous hernia patch side effects and hernia patch recall, patients who took the Composix Kugel Mesh patch were not suprised. Since December 2005, Davol Inc. has recalled the hernia patch a total of three seperate times. Medical tests have shown that the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch memory recoil ring that surrounds and keeps the patch in place can break after implantation.
When the implanted patch breaks, serious side effects can occur including bowel problems and chronic enteric fistulas causing difficulties connecting two seperate parts of the intestines.
Hernia patch side effects have shown to be fatal in some serious cases.