C. R. Bard Pelvilace Vaginal Mesh LawsuitMay 12, 2012
C. R. Bard is a large medical device company that offers an array of treatment options for a plethora of various physical ailments and diseases. One such product is the Pelvilace Biourethral Support System, which is used for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are unable to maintain bladder control during daily activities including: laughing, exercise, and even sneezing. Bard’s Pelvilace System uses a tension-free tissue sling in order to add support to the urethra and help to restore bladder control. Unfortunately, the use to mesh slings has been linked to physical injuries by the FDA in recent years. Lawsuit claims have been filed against C. R. Bard in relation to the Pelvilace Biourethral Support System as well as its other continence mesh products.
Bard Pelvilace Vaginal Mesh Erosion
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the number one most common transvaginal mesh injury (resulting from C. R. Bard Pelvilace as well as other mesh products) is mesh erosion. In 2011, the FDA stated that the event of this Pelvilace complication was “not rare” among women treated with transvaginal mesh. Mesh erosion can also be called the following names: mesh protrusion, mesh extrusion, and mesh exposure. These names help to provide imagery to this painful condition in which Pelvilace protrudes through the vaginal wall, becoming “exposed.” For the treatment of Pelvilace erosion, a revision surgery is performed. Unfortunately, sometimes the mesh device has broken into tiny pieces, which can never be fully removed.
Additional C. R. Bard Pelvilace Vaginal Mesh Complications
The event of a C. R. Bard Pelvilace side effect can quickly become a financially and emotionally devastating experience; some of these complications require hospitalization and/or additional revision surgeries. Along with mesh erosion, Pelvilace recipients have reportedly experienced the following:
- Chronic/persistent vaginal discharge
- Pelvic and/or vaginal pain (made worse by sexual intercourse)
- Pain to the penis of male sexual partner
- Shrinkage of the vagina (sometimes accompanied by vaginal scarring)
- Perforation of the bladder, vaginal wall, and/or bowels
- Emotional problems
- Neuromuscular complications
Bard Medical Pelvilace Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits: Consult with an Attorney
Have you been injured as the result of surgery with Pelvilace or another mesh treatment? If so, you may have a prospective lawsuit claim and should call the Willis Law Firm today. In addition to C. R. Bard, we are currently also reviewing claims against other manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Among these companies are: Boston Scientific, Ethicon, and American Medical Systems. Call us today and one of our female consultants will discuss your potential claim and answer your questions free of any charge or further obligation. Let us help you hold C. R. Bard responsible for the emotional, financial, and physical suffering that you have endured as the result of their defective and negligent product.
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