Vaginal prolapse is a painful condition generally experienced by women who have undergone a hysterectomy. To surgically repair this condition, surgeons implant a mesh patch to the pelvic floor, reinforcing the vaginal wall.
C.F. Bard, the manufacturer of Avaulta, got approval in 2008 from the FDA for a 501(k) application allowing them to fast-track their mesh patch for approval without the proper standard testing that these kinds of products need. As a result, patients reported severe injuries and symptoms related to the procedure, raising questions about the safety of this implant.
Some of the reported complications of Bard Avaulta patches include:
The manufacturers of this product are quick to blame the surgeons who performed the procedure, but the experienced mesh lawsuit lawyers at Goldblatt + Singer will fight to get you compensation for the injuries caused by this defective product.
Patients who had Bard Avaulta mesh implants for vaginal prolapse or pelvic prolapse have reported numerous side effects and post-operative complications, including:
If you’ve had a Bard Avaulta patch implanted to treat vaginal prolapse or urinary incontinence, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of potential complications. Sometimes these are misdiagnosed or overlooked by doctors, so if you have persistent symptoms with no diagnosis or relief, don’t give up on getting answers. You may need to specifically ask your doctor if there are tests they can do to check if your mesh implant is causing a problem.
Here are some potential signs of vaginal mesh complications to look out for:
After scrutiny from the FDA, Bard ultimately discontinued several of its mesh implants, including the Bard Avaulta Plus Biosynthetic Support System and the Bard Avaulta Solo Support System. The company noted that it was simply stopping production rather than investing in further safety testing that the FDA had requested for the devices. They also settled many lawsuits, including several with jury awards of $5 million or more.
If you or someone you love is suffering from vaginal prolapse or other complications due to a Bard Avaulta Patch surgery, contact Goldblatt + Singer, the St. Louis Injury Law Firm, for a risk-free consultation by visiting us online or calling 314-888-1000. We’ve recovered over $400 million for injured people since 1949.
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