Bard Avaulta Mesh is a transvaginal mesh designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). These injuries typically occur due to childbirth or surgery and involve the bladder, uterus, bowel, or rectum brushing against the wall of the vagina, causing pain or bladder control problems. The design of Bard Avaulta Mesh was to help regulate and provide comfort to these areas in order to relieve pain and provide an increase in bladder control.
By October 20, 2008, however, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had received in excess of 1,000 reports from several mesh manufacturers, listing complications associated with these meshes. The FDA issued a warning regarding the serious complications that can occur from these meshes, including Bard Avaulta surgical mesh.
According to the FDA warning, Bard Avaulta Mesh has been associated with numerous reports of:
- Erosion of the mesh into the vagina
- Recurrences of prolapse
- Urinary problems
- Bowel, bladder, and blood-vessel perforations
- Injury to nearby organs and
- Pain during sexual intercourse
The Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez is currently investigating Bard Avaulta Mesh cases and is conducting free case evaluations for patients and families affected by this product. Our product liability attorneys will review your case and explain your rights. Call us today for a free consultation toll-free at (954) 833-1440 or visit our website at www.personalinjuryfirm.com.