Transvaginal mesh and pelvic organ prolapse
Our lawyers are currently speaking with women who had pelvic organ prolapse surgery with transvaginal mesh, such as Bard Avaulta, and experienced serious complications.
Many women experience pelvic organ prolapse (POP) after having a child. Unfortunately, sometimes the pelvic muscles become weak or damaged and the muscles cannot adequately support the pelvic organs any longer.
An estimated one-half of women who have children will experience some type of prolapse at some point in their lives.
POP is not serious or life-threatening; however it can cause a great deal of grief to the patient involved.
One in 11 women requires surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in her lifetime, according to the Mayo Clinic.
One treatment to correct pelvic organ prolapse involves a surgical procedure in which a transvaginal mesh patch or bladder sling device is inserted. Some companies that manufacture the type of product include Bard, which manufactures Avaulta, and Ethicon, which manufactures Gynecare Prolift.
Certain complications of placement of transvaginal surgical mesh were detailed in an FDA Public Health Notification dated October, 2008.
Read the FDA Public Health Notification: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh in Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence
Over the past three years, FDA has received more than 1,000 reports from nine surgical mesh manufacturers of complications that were associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
The problems involving the mesh patches and prompting include:
If you have experienced serious injury related to the Bard Avaulta surgical mesh system--or that of another manufacturer-- please complete the form below and a representative of our firm will be in touch shortly.
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