The Avaulta Solo Support System is a surgical treatment option from C.R. Bard for the condition of pelvic organ prolapse, or POP. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs as the result of weakened tissue in the pelvic area, and when tissue is weakened the organs prolapse (sink down lower) from their regular position. POP can result in urinary incontinence. Avaulta Solo Support uses tension-free fixation of synthetic mesh in order to lift these sinking organs back into a higher position and strengthen weakened tissue. However, C.R. Bard Avaulta Solo as well as all other types of transvaginal mesh products have been linked to serious injuries and complications by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
As early as 2008, the US Food & Drug Administration was publishing safety communications in regard to transvaginal mesh products, like the Avaulta Solo Support System. The FDA believed that these transvaginal mesh products introduced new risks to Pelvic Organ Prolapse patients that were not previously present in other forms of non-mesh treatment. In 2011, the FDA updated its statements on transvaginal mesh to state that injuries as the result of Avaulta (and other similar devices) were not rare. To date, numerous lawsuits have been filed against C. R. Bard, as well as the other main medical companies that manufacture mesh products: Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, American Medical Systems, and Boston Scientific.
The most frequently reported injury associated with Avaulta and other types of transvaginal mesh is called “mesh erosion.” Mesh erosion is also referred to as mesh protrusion as well as mesh exposure. This Avaulta injury occurs when the material that comprises the mesh is not integrated with surrounding tissue and actually forces its way through the vaginal walls. In addition to Avaulta Solo erosion, the following mesh injuries (& others) have been reported:
Have you been injured due to treatment with C. R. Bard’s Avaulta Solo or other mesh device? If so, you may want to consider filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit claim against the manufacturer of your device. Call the Willis Law Firm today and we will provide you with a free and confidential lawsuit consultation with no further obligation. We have female consultants ready to discuss these sensitive issues with you. The Willis Law Firm is currently accepting C. R. Bard Avaulta clients nationwide on a fee-contingent basis; call us today.