Avaulta Mesh FAQs
Has Avaulta Vaginal Mesh Been Recalled?
Yes. In July 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered vaginal mesh manufacturers to conduct more post-market studies to determine why these devices are failing after they are implanted in so many women. As a result, manufacturer C.R. Bard recalled Avaulta products.
How Do I Know if My Mesh Surgery Was Unsuccessful?
When vaginal mesh devices like Avaulta are implanted, they are supposed to hold a woman’s pelvic organs in place, solving the problems of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) many women experience after childbirth or during menopause. Indications like pain during sexual intercourse, bleeding, and swelling, might be signs that your mesh procedure was not successful.
Can Filing an Avaulta Mesh Lawsuit Help Me Pay My Medical Bills?
Many women who have undergone vaginal mesh surgery, only to be harmed rather than helped, will often find themselves with stacks of medical bills that are not covered by their insurance carriers. If you are one of those women, filing a lawsuit against C.R. Bard, the maker of Avaulta mesh devices, could help you recoup some, if not all, of your expenses. Consulting with a qualified personal injury lawyer will help you decide what legal course of action is best for you.
Will My Case Go to Trial, or Be Settled Out of Court?
Some vaginal mesh cases have gone to trial, and others have settled for undisclosed amounts. During the pretrial phase of litigation, the manufacturer might attempt to negotiate settlements with certain plaintiffs, and decide to take their chances by going to trial with others. Each personal injury case will proceed based upon the individual plaintiff’s unique set of circumstances.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect?
A handful of vaginal mesh plaintiffs have been granted jury awards of several million dollars. Those awards include funds to cover medical expenses, along with compensation for damages such as loss of income, and pain and suffering. Others have settled out of court for undisclosed amounts. It is important to keep track of all your medical bills, as well as evidence of how your vaginal mesh injuries have adversely affected your life, in order for a jury to determine how much compensation you are entitled to.
How Long Will It Take For My Lawsuit to Go to Trial or to Settle?
Typically, personal injury lawsuits like those filed by Avaulta vaginal mesh plaintiffs take about two years to reach the trial phase of litigation. There is also the possibility that the manufacturer might attempt to settle out of court at some point before an individual case is ready to go to trial.