A bowel obstruction is a partial or complete blockage in the intestines that prevents gas, fluids, or solids from moving through the intestines normally. Bowel obstructions typically require treatment in a hospital, and in rare cases where the bowel’s blood supply is cut off, may require emergency surgery. If left untreated, bowel obstructions may lead to more serious complications, such as bowel perforation or infection.

Symptoms of bowel obstruction may include:

  • abdominal pain
  • bloating
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Bowel obstruction is a known side effect of the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, a medical device used to repair ventral hernias.

If you or a loved one has suffered a Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch side effect, such as bowel obstruction, contact our attorneys today for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Published November 17, 2011 by