• Mesh Bard Avaulta Medical Products Are Defective
  • May 9, 2011 | Author: Brian Doster Chase
  • Law Firm: Bisnar - Newport Beach Office
  • With many defective medical products out there today, one has to be careful with the products they choose.  One such product, the Bard Avaulta device has been known to cause many different problems among women.  In some cases, personal injury lawsuits have been filed and some products have been recalled.

    Some Common Side Effects In Lawsuits

    1. Pelvic Pain

    2. Extrusion of the Mesh Device

    3. Infection

    4. Removal of the Mesh Device

    5. Scarring

    6. Hardening of the Mesh Device

    7. Difficulties during sex

    Complaints About Bard Avaulta

    In October 2008, the FDA issued a warning about problems with surgical mesh like the Bard Avaulta. The vaginal mesh products, which are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), have been associated with over 1,000 reports of severe infection, pain, urinary problems and bowel, bladder or blood-vessel perforations. Many women have also reported recurrences of the prolapse or incontinence, and the need for additional surgeries to remove mesh that had eroded into the vagina.

    A pelvic organ prolapse occurs when organs such as the bladder, uterus, bowel or rectum drop and push against the wall of the vagina. This happens when the muscles holding the pelvic organ in place become weak or stretched, often due to childbirth or surgery. The surgical mesh is used to support the muscle.

    A Case From Cabell Circuit Court In West Virginia

    One such case involved a woman using Bard Avaulta vaginal sling which caused her significant pain and to suffer permanent and disfiguring damage.  The lawsuit was actually filed by her husband.  The complaint was that the mesh implant eroded through the vaginal wall causing permanent damage.  Most of the other complaints against Bard Avaulta are similar in nature but varying in outcome.

    What You Should Do If You've Been Injured

    Medical manufacturers can't get away with these types of defective products.  They cause real harm and need to be thoroughly tested before they are released to the public.  If you or a loved one has been injured in any way, shape, or form, please call a personal injury attorney.