Bard Avaulta Mesh Lawsuits From Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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Possible Bard Avaulta Mesh Side Effects

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the tissues that hold the pelvic organs in place become weak or stretched, often following childbirth or surgery. When POP occurs, the pelvic organs prolapse, or bulge, into the vagina and sometimes past the vaginal opening. Thirty to fifty percent of women may experience POP in their lifetime, with two percent developing symptoms. Stress urinary incontinence is a leakage of urine during moments of physical activity, including sneezing, coughing, laughing or exercising. Despite the fact that surgical mesh devices like Bard Avaulta mesh were designed to effectively treat women suffering from these conditions, these products may be associated with severe side effects of their own, including:

  • Surgical mesh infection
  • Surgical mesh erosion
  • Recurrence of prolapse or incontinence
  • Urinary problems
  • Injury to nearby organs
  • Bladder, bowel and blood vessel perforations
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

Bard Avaulta Mesh FDA Warnings

In 2008, the FDA issued a public health advisory indicating that, over the previous three years, the FDA had received over 1,000 reports from nine surgical mesh manufacturers of complications that were associated with surgical mesh devices, like Bard Avaulta mesh, used to repair POP and SUI. According to the FDA, the most frequent complications included erosion of the surgical mesh, pain, infection, urinary problems, and recurrence of incontinence and/or prolapse. There were also reports of bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforation during insertion. Based on an updated analysis of adverse events associated with surgical mesh, the FDA has identified surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP as an area of continuing concern. The FDA issued an update in July 2011, to inform patients and physicians that the serious complications associated with surgical mesh products like Bard Avaulta are not rare. Furthermore, the FDA reports that it is not clear that transvaginal POP repair with mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair in all patients with POP, and may expose patients to greater risk.

Legal Help for Bard Avaulta Mesh Side Effects

In order to treat the side effects possibly linked to Bard Avaulta mesh, affected women may require additional surgical procedures, some of which may be to remove the surgical mesh device. Unfortunately, even with surgery, some women may suffer from devastating and irreparable injuries, including scarring of the pelvic tissues and muscles. If you or a loved one has suffered from a side effect which you believe to be linked to Bard Avaulta mesh, contact a Bard Avaulta mesh attorney to discuss the benefits of filing a Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuit against C.R. Bard Inc. The main goal of Bard Avaulta mesh attorneys is to help injured victims seek financial compensation for their injuries, the medical expenses associated with treating their injuries, and the pain and suffering endured by victims and their families. Too often, victims injured by a faulty medical device are taken advantage of during their time of need. With the help of an experienced Bard Avaulta mesh lawyer, victims of potential Bard Avaulta mesh side effects can protect their rights and collect the compensation they deserve.

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