C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits | Transvaginal Mesh, Vaginal Mesh, Surgical Mesh, Prolapse Mesh, Pelvic Mesh | Recall, Lawsuit, Lawyer, Litigation, MDL, FDA | Complications: Erosion and Extrusion of Mesh, Perforation of Organs, Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Bleeding, Drainage, Scarring, Pain
Gilman Law LLP, a leading national law firm with over 33 years of experience protecting the rights of victims, is now accepting claims for lawsuits involving injuries stemming from defective transvaginal mesh and pelvic sling devices manufactured by C.R. Bard. If you’ve suffered erosion and extrusion of surgical mesh, perforation of organs, vaginal bleeding, chronic infection, pain and emotional distress following the transvaginal placement of a C.R. Bard surgical mesh device or pelvic sling, you may be eligible to file your own transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Lawsuits involving C.R. Bard’s Avaulta transvaginal mesh products were consolidated in a multidistrict litigation, Avaulta Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187), before the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. The litigation surrounding the devices has grown. If you or someone you love suffered painful and debilitating complications from a C.R. Bard transvaginal surgical mesh or pelvic sling device, it is important that you contact Gilman Law today to discuss your potential C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh or pelvic sling lawsuit.
C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh and Sling Products Under Investigation
Gilman Law is currently offering free lawsuit evaluations to victims of complications stemming from the following transvaginal surgical mesh and pelvic sling products manufactured by C.R. Bard:
- Avaulta: Used for Pelvic Organ Prolapse or POP
- Pelvisoft BioMesh: Used for Pelvic Organ Prolapse or POP
- Pelivicol Acellular Collagen Matrix: Used for Pelvic Organ Prolapse or POP
- Pelvitext: Used for Pelvic Organ Prolapse or POP
- Pelvilace: Used for Pelvic Organ Prolapse or POP
- Uretex: Used for stress Urinary Incontinence or SUI
Problem Meshes By Manufacturer:
American Medical Systems Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Boston Scientific Transvaginal Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
On July 13, 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that from Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2010, it had received 2,874 reports of vaginal mesh implants complication, including 1,503 reports associated with transvaginal mesh used for POP repair. The remaining occurred when surgical mesh was used to repair SUI. Every year, an estimated 75,000 women undergo surgical procedures to repair POP and SUI with surgical mesh implants like those made by C.R. Bard. Unfortunately, all too often POP and SUI repair that involves the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh or a pelvic sling fails, leaving many women with even more pain and discomfort than they experienced prior to their procedure.
According to the FDA, complications from transvaginal (vaginal, prolapse, surgical, pelvic ) mesh failures may include:
- Mesh erosion through the vaginal tissue, may cause the skin to split
- Mesh extrusion and exposure
- Perforation or puncture of bladder, intestines, bowels, and/or vaginal wall
- Protusion or lump in the vaginal opening
- Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
- Recurrence of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal bleeding, pain and discomfort, chronic drainage, discharge, infections, scarring and/or shrinkage
- Painful sexual intercourse
The FDA’s review of medical studies indicated that about 10 percent of women who had surgical mesh transvaginally implanted for POP repair experienced erosion within 12 months. The FDA previously warned that serious vaginal mesh complications following POP repair are not rare, a reversal of its previous position on the issue. The FDA also said it was “not clear that transvaginal POP repair with mesh is any more effective than traditional [transvaginal surgery without mesh] … and may expose patients to greater risk.
Women who experience complications as a result of C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh devices and pelvic slings usually must undergo at least one additional surgical procedure – if not several – to try to remove the mesh. Unfortunately, even after repeated excision procedures, many women will not experience complete relief of their symptoms.
Legal Help for Victims of C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh and Pelvic Sling Complications
If you or someone you know suffered an injury due to the failure of a transvaginal mesh or pelvic sling device manufactured C.R. Bard, Gilman Law is here to help. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out the online form on the left or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.