Over the past three years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received over 1,000 reports from nine surgical mesh manufacturers of complications that were associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh devices used to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). These surgical mesh devices, including Bard Avaulta mesh, are usually placed transvaginally (through an incision in the vaginal wall) utilizing tools for minimally invasive placement.

While the most frequent Bard Avaulta mesh complications include erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence, the FDA has also received reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. In some cases, patients reported a significant decrease in quality of life due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia.

What is Dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia, the medical term for painful sexual intercourse, is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse and that causes a person distress. Vaginal scarring, infection, and mesh erosion are all Bard Avaulta mesh complications that

could cause a patient to experience dyspareunia. Other possible causes of dyspareunia include:

  • inadequate lubrication
  • injury, trauma or irritation
  • inflammation or skin disorder
  • reactions to birth control
  • vaginusmus
  • vestibulitis
  • certain surgeries or medical treatments
  • certain illnesses (i.e. ovarian cysts)
  • emotional factors

Treatment of Dyspareunia

If the dyspareunia is being caused by Bard Avaulta mesh, treatment of dyspareunia may require additional surgical procedures (some of them to remove the Bard Avaulta mesh), IV therapy, blood transfusions, and drainage of hematomas or abscesses.

Bard Avaulta Mesh Dyspareunia Attorney

If you or a loved one has experienced a painful side effect associated with transvaginal placement of Brad Avaulta surgical mesh, such as dyspareunia, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and should contact a qualified attorney immediately.

The Bard Avaulta mesh lawyers at our law firm operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees or charges up front. In fact, you pay nothing unless our lawyers achieve a favorable outcome in your Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuit

Contact our law firm today for a confidential and free case evaluation by our Bard Avaulta mesh dyspareunia lawyers.

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Published November 17, 2011 by