In July 2012, medical technology giant C.R. Bard issued a nationwide recall for its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh after a large number of complaints had been made about serious health complications allegedly caused by the controversial devices. Bard surgical mesh has been linked to erosion, infections, pain (including dyspareunia), organ perforation, and the recurrence of urinary problems. Fortunately, women who have suffered these complications after being implanted with Bard mesh may have legal recourse through the filing of a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Free Bard Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of a recalled Bard vaginal mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Why did Bard recall its vaginal mesh products?
The Bard recall was issued after a Kern County, California jury awarded a woman $5.5 million in damages over complications that left her with incontinence and persistent pain and potentially permanent injuries. The case was the first to go to trial among hundreds of similar claims alleging that vaginal mesh implants made by Bard and other medical device manufacturers caused severe organ damage and other severe health complications.
Vaginal mesh recalls date back to 1999, when Boston Scientific recalled its ProteGen mesh after it became associated with severe health complications. The ProteGen was the first mesh product designed strictly for transvaginal procedures, ushering in a large number of similar products that copied its design over the next several years.
Within a year of the ProteGen garnering approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), several other medical device manufacturers released vaginal mesh products of their own. Because of the similarities between their devices and the Boston Scientific ProteGen, they were approved through the FDA’s controversial 510(k) clearance loophole, which legalizes devices without the need for clinical trials. However, after the ProteGen was recalled in 1999, most of the surgical mesh products that copied were allowed to remain on the market.
Do I Have a Bard Recall Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Bard recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Bard recall lawsuits in all 50 states.
Free Bard Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to POP or SUI surgery and/or the placement of a Bard vaginal mesh product that has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.