C.R. Bard Avaulta Mesh Complication Lawyers

Injured claimants in the United States have alleged that C.R. Bard, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, has failed to disclose potential complications and known risks related to its transvaginal mesh products to doctors and patients. The Georgia company produces vaginal mesh devices used by doctors to treat patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), hundreds of thousands of women in the United States undergo pelvic organ prolapse surgery annually.

Surgeons use vaginal mesh in one-third of procedures. Along with Bard, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific are the top manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants. Unfortunately, many vaginal mesh products are defective and produce significant injuries, requiring replacement surgery and other extensive medical and rehabilitative treatments. Patients have alleged that the C.R. Bard Avaulta and Pelvitex vaginal mesh brands in particular have caused serious injuries in patients.

Vaginal Mesh Injuries Cause Long-Term Effects in Patients

Failed mesh implants can cause numerous adverse medical complications for injured persons. The mesh can cut into tissue surrounding the implant, causing pain, risk of infection, and risk of organ damage. Many women have alleged that the mesh implants have protruded from their vagina to the point that the mesh has caused injuries to women and men alike, during sexual intercourse.

Other injured women have contended that they struggle to walk normally after receiving mesh implants. In serious cases, injured persons must walk with a cane or walker, and are not able to carry out the normal functions associated with their day-to-day lives.

Some women have alleged that the pain stemming from a failing mesh implant has rendered life unbearable. Many sufferers begin regularly ingesting sleeping tablets and painkillers to dull the pain. This kind of debilitating, nonstop pain can literally ruin the quality of a sufferer’s daily life.

Symptoms from defective vaginal mesh include the following:

  • Urinary urgency;
  • Pain when walking;
  • Pain when sitting;
  • Chronic fatigue;
  • Severe fatigue;
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms;
  • Pain during sex;
  • Recurring or chronic leg pain;
  • Severe chronic pain;
  • Bleeding;
  • Anxiety;
  • Incontinence
Replacing Vaginal Mesh Is Not Easy

When a person receives a defective vaginal mesh implant from C.R. Bard or other medical device manufacturer, a surgeon may advise that removing the mesh could prove extremely difficult. Tissue begins to grow around the vaginal mesh, making the mesh even more difficult to remove.

Thousands of Women Suffer Complications From Mesh Injuries

According to the Washington Post, between three and four-million women have received transvaginal mesh implants throughout the world. Of those recipients, around 100,000 to 150,000 women have suffered serious complications afterward. Around ten-percent of women suffer serious difficulties and complications after a vaginal mesh treatment. According to medical studies, many complications from vaginal mesh are severely underreported.

Lawyers Can Help With Lawsuits Related to Vaginal Mesh

The legal professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC represent patients throughout Charlotte and the surrounding area who have suffered serious complications from defective medical devices. If you or a loved one has suffered any of the following symptoms after receiving a vaginal mesh implant, we recommend speaking to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible:

  • Urinary problems;
  • Infection;
  • Mesh contraction;
  • Mesh erosion;
  • Recurrence of prolapsed pelvic organs;
  • Vaginal bleeding;
  • Pain and other complications.

Women who receive transvaginal mesh often need to undergo multiple painful surgeries to correct the defective medical device placement. In some severe cases, the lives and long-term health of women who received implants are placed at risk. A transvaginal mesh lawsuit is often the best way to seek compensation for resulting financial losses and physical and emotional damages.

Lawyers Can Help Injured Persons With Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

The legal professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC review personal injury lawsuits on a case-by-case basis, meaning. Our clients only pay attorney fees if we win.

Our product liability lawyers have represented clients who have experienced severe personal injuries as a result of the negligence of one or more manufacturers. In many instances, filing a personal injury lawsuit is the only effective way to recover compensation for injuries. Women who have suffered injuries due to transvaginal mesh products deserve compensation for their injuries.

Arnold & Smith, PLLC offers all of its potential clients a free initial consultation. Contact our experienced Charlotte personal injury lawyers today to schedule your consultation today. The sooner you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, the closer you get to obtaining the compensation that you or a loved one deserves.

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