Intestinal Fistulae are abnormal passages or connections from the intestines to either an internal organ or the body surface. Intestinal Fistulae can occur as a result of congenital defects, injuries, infection radiation, or illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease. Typically, an Intestinal Fistula requires surgery to remove the affected section of the intestine. The operation should be performed by a gastrointestinal (operates and treats conditions associated with the digestive system) or colorectal (treats condition in the rectum or colon) surgeon.

Intestinal Fistulae is a serious side effect of Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, a patch designed to make hernia recovery easier and less painful. Other side effects related to the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch include Bowel Perforations.

If you or someone you love has developed Intestinal Fistulae while using a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, contact one of our Intestinal Fistulae attorneys today for a confidential and free case evaluation. You may be entitled to recover for your injuries.   

Published November 17, 2011 by