“My doctor told me that the mesh couldn’t be removed so I didn’t have much choice but to have the hysterectomy,” says Linda (not her real name). “But the mesh is still there and I ache all the time. Strangely I now have hip problems and I can’t help but think this mesh is eating away at bone??"I have no idea where it has moved to in my body.”
Linda is scheduled for an MRI and CT Scan next week to determine the extent of damage the Avaulta mesh has caused. “This surgical procedure for pelvic organ prolapse [POP] has been the most disastrous physically altering, mentally altering and family altering thing,” she says, crying. “I was so much better off before??"I could easily have lived with this problem. Now I am so sore all the time and my husband is so patient??"intercourse is virtually impossible. It is not right to have been harmed in this way.”
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Another transvaginal mesh lawsuit was filed on November 30th, 2012 by Carolyn and Doyce Turner in Texas Eastern District Court (case no. 5:2012cv00120), alleging that Carolyn suffered serious injuries from her defective mesh.
In July 2012 a California jury awarded Christine Scott and her husband $5.5 million in damages because of injuries caused by Bard’s Avaulta Plus vaginal implant (case no. S-1500-CV-266034).
To date more than 300,000 women have received a transvaginal mesh implant, many of whom have filed an Avaulta lawsuit. Because of increased litigation, C.R. Bard Medical no longer sells its Avaulta mesh product.