Sissonville woman sues over recalled medical product used in surgery

By Cara Bailey | Jan 18, 2008

Kugel Mesh

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against the manufacturers of a recalled product that was used during her hernia operation.

Frances Landers of Sissonville with her husband Kenneth D. Landers, filed the suit Dec. 21 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Davol Inc. and Thomas Memorial Hospital.

Landers claims she has suffered more than $250,000 in medical expenses due to the complications from a Kugel Mesh that was used during her hernia operation.

According to the suit, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled Kugel Mesh, manufactured by Davol, Inc., on Dec. 22, 2005, due to disastrous life and health threatening results.

Landers had an operation May 5, 2005, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She claims she suffered a severe infection from the use of the Kugel Mesh, which required several operations and other related injuries. She claims she has incurred $250,000 in medical, hospital and doctor bills.

Kenneth Landers claims he suffered a loss of consortium from his wife, and has become obligated for the payment of her medical bills.

The Landers seek compensatory damages for their losses.

Attorney George A. Daugherty is representing the Landers. The case has been assigned to Judge Charles King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 07-C-2723

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