Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Lawsuit
Vaginal slings and transvaginal mesh are used to treat female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Stress urinary incontinence is a type of incontinence caused by a leakage of urine during moments of physical stress. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when a pelvic organ, which includes the bladder, the uterus, the bowel and the rectum, drops or “prolapses” from its normal position and pushes against the walls of the vagina. This can happen when the muscles that hold the pelvic organs in place become weakened or stretch from childbirth or surgery.
Transvaginal Mesh Can Cause Multiple Injuries
Many patients who have had a vaginal mesh and/or sling implanted have experienced serious injuries as a result. Some of these complications include infection, pain, internal and external scarring, erosion of the mesh into the vaginal wall and other tissues, pain during sexual intercourse or the loss of the ability to perform sexually, urinary problems and recurrence of the prolapse or incontinence.
So many patients have complained about these problems that federal regulators have issued new warnings about the use of vaginal mesh.
Lawsuits Involving Bard Avaulta Vaginal Mesh
Avaulta Anterior and Posterior Biosynthetic Support System is a vaginal mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc., that is surgically implanted to prevent pelvic organ prolapse. Lawsuits regarding Bard Avaulta mesh allege that a negligent design of the vaginal sling increases the risk that women may suffer severe complications, including physical pain and suffering, deformity and the need for additional corrective surgery. In many cases, Bard Avaulta mesh problems have required multiple surgeries to remove the vaginal sling.
In October 2008, the FDA issued a warning about problems with transvaginal mesh, including Bard Avaulta, indicating that the products have been associated with hundreds of reports of severe infection, pain, urinary problems, erosion and other painful complications.
In 2012, the FDA ordered 33 makers of transvaginal mesh products, including Bard, to conduct testing on outcomes and reported complications stemming from the use of their pelvic organ prolapse products.
If you have been injured by transvaginal mesh, the Potts Law Firm can help you. We are accepting clients who have sustained injury from the use of vaginal mesh and/or sling products, including Bard Avaulta mesh.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Lawyers
The Potts Law Firm is actively filing and litigating transvaginal mesh cases. Contact our office at 1-800-994-1239 for a free consultation and more information about your legal options if you have sustained injuries from the use of transvaginal mesh and/or sling products.