Defective Bard Avaulta Mesh Prone to Failure
The Avaulta Anterior and Posterior Biosynthetic Support System (also known as ‘Bard Avaulta Mesh’) is surgically implanted in women to prevent pelvic organ prolapse (POP). POP commonly occurs after childbirth or surgery, and is associated with the womb dropping into the vaginal region (which leads to the slippage of the bowels and bladder). Women who experience POP typically deal with severe discomfort and pain.
Manufactured by Bard, the Avaulta Mesh was designed to repair the effects of POP. However, Bard’s design of the Avaulta Support System has been shown to be defective. Specifically it can break or migrate out of position. This defect has caused a number of serious and painful symptoms, including:
- Tissue erosion of the mesh into the vagina
- Injury or perforations to bladder, bowels or other internal organs
- Reoccurrence of POP
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Urinary issues
- Extrusion of the mesh
In October 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning about the serious side effects of the Bard Avaulta Mesh. The FDA reported that in the three years previous to the warning, it had found over 1,000 reports of mesh failures. In the release, the FDA specifically named failures linked to the Avaulta Biosynthetic Support System and the Avaulta Plus Biosynthetic Support System. Both are produced by Bard.
In many cases of mesh failure, a number of surgeries are required to remove the mesh and repair the damage to vaginal area and surrounding organs.
If you or a loved one have had a Bard Avaulta Mesh implanted and are now experiencing severe complications or facing surgery, immediately contact the Bard Avaulta Mesh Attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates for a free, no-obligation consultation. During this consultation, an experienced Avaulta Mesh Lawyer will discuss the details of your case and how to protect your rights to a fair and full financial settlement. Call Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or submit details of your Bard Avaulta Mesh concern to us online.