Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products after their safety was questioned by the US Food and Drug Administration in recent years. A 2008 FDA safety communication stated that a high number of adverse event reports had been filed in recent years and that certain risks did appear to be present when patients were treated with C. R. Bard Pelvitex, or other transvaginal mesh implants. In 2011, the FDA modified their initial claim in order to state that these risks were an area of ongoing concern as well as “not rare.” Many of the women who have been injured by C. R. Bard Pelvitex as well as other transvaginal mesh products file personal injury lawsuit claims against the large companies that benefit financially from these medical devices.
C.R. Bard, a medical technology company founded it New Jersey, offers several products for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Among these options is Pelvitex, which is surgically implanted in order to reinforce tissue that has weakened over time, or with child birth. In addition to Pelvitex, C. R. Bard (which sometimes goes by “Bard Medical”) also has the following mesh options:
*It is important to remember that the FDA has stated that no one particular brand has been linked to transvaginal mesh injuries; all types of mesh products pose the additional risks.
The surgical implantation of transvaginal mesh, including Bard Medical’s Pelvitex has been linked to numerous serious medical complications. The most common mesh-related injury is “mesh erosion,” which occurs when the device forces its way painfully through the vaginal walls. Pelvitex erosion requires surgical treatment, and sometimes can never be fully healed despite multiple surgical attempts. In addition to Pelvitex erosion, transvaginal mesh surgery can also result in vaginal bleeding/discharge, shrinkage of the vagina, neuromuscular complications, emotional problems, pain during intercourse, and other injuries.
Have you suffered from medical complications related to treatment with C. R. Bard Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh? Have these complications resulted in physical, emotional, and financial distress to you and your family? You may be legally entitled to a financial settlement through filing a C. R. Bard Pelvitex Lawsuit claim. Call the Willis Law Firm today, and one of our female consultants will provide you with a completely free initial consultation in order to assess your potential case. Our firm is currently looking over transvaginal mesh claims in all fifty states; all mesh clients are taken on a fee contingent basis. Call us today.