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Calif. Federal Judge Allows Kugel Hernia Patch Case to Proceed Against Bard, Davol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California federal judge has allowed a Kugel hernia patch case to proceed against C.R. Bard and Davol Inc., finding the plaintiff adequately alleged the manufacturers were aware of a growing number of complaints regarding the product, yet failed timely to warn of defects or issue a recall.

On Aug. 9, Judge Kimberly Mueller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania further found the plaintiff sufficiently pled her manufacturing defect claim because she alleged the patch’s adhesive side tends to come into contact with other organs, and its memory recoil ring can ...

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