Bard Avaulta Mesh Settlements

Bard Avaulta mesh settlements are monetary awards granted to women severely injured as a result of using the vaginal mesh sling produced by C.R. Bard, Inc. Surgically implanted within the vaginal walls in order to strengthen them, the Bard Avaulta mesh patch is primarily used by women with vaginal walls that have been weakened by having multiple children or by some surgical procedures. Specifically, the Bard Avaulta mesh patch is prescribed in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Side Effects Trigger Bard Avaulta Mesh Settlements

Tragically, however, from 2006 through 2008 more than 1,000 women reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they had suffered serious side effects as a result of using one of nine different mesh patches, including the one produced by C.R. Bard, Inc. Among the serious health complications associated with using the Bard Avaulta mesh patch are:

  • chronic infections
  • erosion of the urinary tract
  • perforation of the bowels, bladder, or blood vessels during insertion
  • recurring SUI or POP
  • pain during intercourse
  • severe pain in the pelvic region, back, hips or legs

Reports of these debilitating side effects spurred the FDA to issue a national warning, alerting medical professionals to:

  • Alert their patients about the risks associated with this medical device
  • Undergo training so they understand how to properly insert the Bard Avaulta mesh patch
  • Be aware of the symptoms associated with serious side effects and vigilantly monitor their patients

Regardless of such warnings, thousands of women have already been injured by C.R. Bard, Inc.'s mesh patch, and many more are expected to develop the above-mentioned injuries, as it can take years for them to manifest in some women. This fact prompts many experts to contend that the number of Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuits and ensuing settlements granted in the coming year are likely to continue increasing.

How to Win a Bard Avaulta Mesh Settlement

While injured mesh patch users will require emergency medical treatment upon developing serious device-related side effects, once their health is no longer in danger, they are encouraged to consult with an esteemed defective device lawyer at Chaffin Luhana LLP to learn more about their rights and legal entitlements to Bard Avaulta mesh compensation for their:

  • outstanding medical bills
  • long-term treatment costs
  • permanent disabilities
  • lost wages
  • decreased quality of life
  • pain and suffering