Bard Avaulta Mesh and Recurrence of POP and/or SUI - Consumer Justice Foundation

Bard Avaulta Mesh and Recurrence of POP and/or SUI

Written by Faith Anderson on September 27, 2011
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Bard Avaulta Mesh and Recurrence of POP and/or SUI

Serious concerns have been raised about the safety of surgical mesh devices like Bard Avaulta mesh, due to FDA warnings indicating possible side effects, like recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. Bard Avaulta mesh is currently manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. and is commonly used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), two condition often resulting from childbirth or surgery. Unfortunately, recent research has suggested that women who receive Bard Avaulta mesh implants may expose themselves to devastating complications which may require removal of the faulty mesh. Some women may even suffer from recurrences of POP and/or SUI, the two conditions the device is intended to repair. If you received a Bard Avaulta mesh implant and have since suffered from recurrence of prolapse or incontinence, contact a qualified Bard Avaulta mesh attorney to discuss your legal options.

Recurrence of POP and/or SUI

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more pelvic organs fall out of place and put pressure on the vagina, which can lead to pain and urinary incontinence. This occurs when the tissues that hold the pelvic organs in place become weak or stretched. Stress urinary incontinence is characterized by leakage of urine during moments of physical activity like sneezing, laughing, coughing and exercising. Although Bard Avaulta mesh and other surgical mesh devices were designed to treat POP and SUI, the FDA has indicated that women who receive a surgical mesh implant may actually suffer from recurrences of POP and/or SUI, along with other severe side effects.

Recurrence of POP and/or SUI Treatment and Prognosis

Some women who suffer serious side effects of surgical mesh, including recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence, may require removal of the defective mesh. Unfortunately, because surgical mesh devices like Bard Avaulta mesh are designed to encourage tissue infiltration, removing the faulty mesh can be extremely dangerous. Some women who undergo surgery to remove surgical mesh may suffer from devastating side effects like hemorrhage, permanent disfigurement, and scarring of the pelvic tissues and muscles.

FDA Warnings for Bard Avaulta Mesh Side Effects

As of 2008, the FDA had received over 1,000 reports over the previous three years alone from nine surgical mesh manufacturers regarding complications associated with surgical mesh devices used to treat POP and SUI. The most frequent complications, according to the FDA, included surgical mesh erosion, surgical mesh infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrences of prolapse and/or incontinence. In July 2011, the FDA issued an updated warning concerning the serious complications associated with surgical mesh products like Bard Avaulta mesh. According to the FDA notice, serious complications linked to surgical mesh for transvaginal repair are not rare. Furthermore, the FDA reports, 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.

Contact a Bard Avaulta Mesh Attorney for Help

Consumers expect approved medical devices to effectively treat their condition without causing them any unnecessary harm. Unfortunately, surgical mesh products like Bard Avaulta, which are used for transvaginal repair of POP or SUI, may expose patients to significant adverse complications, including recurrence of POP and/or SUI. If you or a loved one has suffered from a side effect which you believe to be associated with Bard Avaulta mesh, contact an experienced Bard Avaulta mesh attorney for legal help. You may have grounds to file a Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuit against C.R. Bard Inc. in order to seek financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. You are not at fault for any injuries caused by a defective consumer product. Product manufacturing companies like C.R. Bard are responsible for the safety of their products, and should be held liable for any adverse side effects sustained by consumers of their products. Unfortunately, some manufacturing companies intentionally conceal the more serious side effects of their products in order to make their product more appealing to the public, thereby exposing consumers to serious and unnecessary harm. With the help of a qualified Bard Avaulta mesh lawyer, victims of Bard Avaulta mesh side effects can protect their rights and collect the compensation they deserve.

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