The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in 2008 regarding serious complications linked with the mesh patch after receiving several complaints about the injuries it causes to women. Medical studies show that Bard Avaulta is associated with complications such as erosion through the vaginal epithelium, extrusions, infections, chronic pain, damage to surrounding organs, bowel and bladder malfunctions, and blood vessel perforation. A study conducted by the New England Journal Medicine reveals that women who undergo implants of synthetic vaginal mesh are at higher risk of developing complications. The federal trial against the manufacturer of the mesh patch, Bard, Inc., is set to begin in 2013.
Bard Avaulta Trans-vaginal Mesh Patch and Complications
Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Patch is used for the treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). This device is implanted to support the muscle and strengthen the pelvic region. Pelvic organ prolapse can cause pain or problems with bowel and bladder functions or interfere with sexual activity. SUI is the unintentional action of losing urine during physical activities, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or during exercises. Both of these may be caused by childbirth or surgery in the prostate or pelvic area. Women are at higher risk than men for both the POP and SUI. Bard Avaulta Mesh Products have helped treating POPs and SUIs through surgery. While transvaginal surgical mesh products are designed to help manage these conditions and to alleviate the pain and discomfort suffered by women who live with these health problems every day, treating these problems have led to even more side-effects or injuries for women.
The damage sometimes requires a long period of treatment, or can even be life threatening. Some cases require surgical operation, blood transfusion and drainage of hematomas. Manufacturers and marketers have the obligation to study and test devices for their efficiency and safety. They also have the duty to disclose findings from their studies and all the potential side effects to users or patients implanted with the device. Absent the requisite standard of diligence in manufacturing and marketing these products, they are liable for damages caused to the individual. The personal injury lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates will seek to get you compensated for the damages resulting from products, drugs or devices.
Have You Suffered Injuries From Bard Avaulta Trans-vaginal Mesh Patch
The Law Office of d’Oliveira and Associates work with some of the leading defective products lawyers in dealing with product liability cases where individuals are suffering or have suffered any injury from the negligence or fault of the manufacturer or marketer of a device or implant. Their Rhode Island attorneys will make sure that your rights are protected and that your best interests are served. If you think you may be entitled to compensation, call the d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 to talk to the attorneys that may be able to get you the money that you deserve or visit our website for more information or to fill out a contact form for a legal consultation.