With another Avaulta transvaginal mesh injury trial against C.R. Bard scheduled for trial this month, women and defective medical devices attorneys all over the US will be watching to see what happens. Unfortunately, for what maybe thousands of women, the injuries caused to them by a Bard Avaulta TVM product cannot be undone. Hopefully, however, many of them will be able to also seek redress for the harm they have suffered.
Since at least 2005, the US Food and Drug Administration has received reports of complications linked to this mesh implant device. Already, hundreds of Bard Avaulta TVM cases have been submitted as part of multidistrict litigations.
Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh
This product is supposed to help a woman suffering from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) , hopefully alleviating the discomfort and pain that comes with these conditions. Unfortunately, this particular mesh implant, manufactured by C.R. Bard, has been linked to serious health complications, including bladder issues, urinary problems, vaginal injuries (bleeding, infections, scarring, shortening), perforation/puncture injuries (to the intestines, bowels, bladder, or blood vessels), recurring POP, recurring SUI, and even sexual problems.
Common Bard TVM incidents have been known to involve mesh erosion or extrusion, or a lump or protrusion in the vagina or its opening. Surgery (and in some serious transvaginal mesh defect cases, multiple procedures) may be required to remedy the resulting injuries. That said, in some instances, Bard Avaulta TVM injuries cannot be reversed and a woman may continue to experience pain and other complications for life.
C.R. Bard TVM products that have been named in defective medical device lawsuits and adverse incident reports include:
• Pelvisoft BioMesh • Avaulta • Pelivicol Acellular Collagen Matrix • Pelvilace • Uretex
At Altman & Altman, LLP, our C.R. Bard Avaulta Tranvaginal Mesh Lawyers would like to offer you a free case evaluation. We represent woman throughout the United States that have been injured by a transvaginal mesh device. If you have been injured by a mesh implant made by these manufacturers or any others, contact our defective medical device law firm today:
• Johnson & Johnson • Boston Scientific • American Medical Systems • C.R. Bard • Tyco Covidian • Caldera • Sofradim • Gynecare • Ethicon
You may be able to obtain damages for medical expenses, recovery costs, emotional trauma, loss of quality of life, impaired sexual relations, lost income, and pain and suffering. Spouses may also be able to receive compensation for loss of consortium.
Our transvaginal mesh lawyers know that a person’s physical injuries can have ramifications not just on the body but on one’s emotional and mental health, as well as the well-being and lives of family members and friends. We are committed to fighting for our clients’ right to financial recovery. While receiving compensation won’t take away your pain or what happened to you, it can provide some relief to help you and your loved ones cope.
Related Web Resources:
FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, FDA, July 13, 2011
FDA Public Health Notification: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh in Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence, FDA, October 20, 2008
More Blog Posts:
Couple Wins $5.5M Transvaginal Mesh Verdict Against CR Bard and Doctor, Drug Injury Lawyers Blog, August 8, 2012
Vaginal Mesh Injuries Lead to Boston Defective Medical Device Lawsuits, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, September 22, 2011
Settlement Reached in Vaginal-Mesh Implant Case, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, August 2, 2012