C.R. Bard pelvic mesh has been linked to serious side effects. The pelvic mesh can erode into the vagina, perforate organs, cause nerve damage, pain, severe scarring, and more.
What You Can Do & How a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting C.R. Bard pelvic mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by pelvic mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
C.R. Bard, a medical device company based in New Jersey, manufactures several types of pelvic mesh (also known as transvaginal mesh), including the following
- Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support System
- Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
- Faslata® Allograft
- Pelvicol® Tissue
- PelviSoft® Biomesh
- Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
Bard pelvic mesh is used in the repair of two conditions: Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), in which organs protrude into the vagina or rectum due to weakened pelvic muscles, and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), in which weakened pelvic muscles allow the urethra to open, causing incontinence. Hundreds of thousands of women suffer from these conditions, usually after multiple vaginal births.
Bard Vaginal Mesh and the FDA
The FDA has issued several safety announcements regarding side effects of transvaginal mesh. The first was issued in 2008, in which the FDA announced that they had received more than one thousand reports of serious adverse events linked to the devices. Many women had suffered organ perforation or device erosion into the vagina.
The FDA again issued a safety announcement in 2011, due to the fact that they had received an additional 3,000 reports of adverse events. The FDA warned that complications were “not rare” and women should consider seeking other treatments for POP or SUI if possible.
In January 2012, the FDA ordered 31 different manufacturers of these devices to conduct a three-year safety study to look into the device’s safety and effectiveness.
Pelvic Mesh Side Effects
- Life-threatening infection
- Erosion of the mesh into the vaginal wall
- Pain, which could be chronic or interfere with sexual intercourse
- Perforation of internal organs, such as the intestine, bladder, blood vessels, or bowel
- Scarring, which could cause disfigurement of the vagina
- Vaginal bleeding
- Nerve damage
- Urinary problems
- Return of POP or SUI
- Psychological harm
These conditions may require additional surgery, or they may be permanent. Some women who had Bard pelvic mesh side effects have suffered from irreversible vaginal scarring, nerve damage, or pain, which can inhibit sexual intercourse and decrease quality of life.
Bard Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit
The litigation regarding Bard’s Avaulta vaginal mesh was consolidated into a federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in October of 2010, located in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Currently, Bard faces approximately 12,000 lawsuits.
Do I have a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting C.R. Bard pelvic mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by C.R. Bard pelvic mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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