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Plaintiff Endures Multiple Surgeries to Fix Vaginal Mesh Complications

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit WomanA Florida woman has joined vaginal mesh litigation with a vaginal mesh lawsuit that the filed on November 8, 2012, in the Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Volusia County. The defendants in the lawsuit moved the case to federal court as of December 17, 2012. The woman’s lawsuit is currently proceeding in the United States’ District Court for the Middle District of Florida, but it may be transferred to the current multidistrict litigation case dealing with Davol vaginal mesh products. The MDL is taking place in Rhode Island.

Vaginal mesh complications begin after implantation

The plaintiff claims that after she was implanted with a vaginal mesh device manufactured by Davol, Inc.–which is a subsidiary of C. R. Bard–she experienced serious injuries, which led to a need for her to undergo four additional corrective surgeries to remove the vaginal mesh device. She claims in her lawsuit that she was first implanted with the Bard Ventralex Mesh Patch device on the 29th of March, 2009. Shortly after being implanted with the device, she says she began to experience serious vaginal mesh complications.

The plaintiff was implanted with a Surgico Mesh Patch on July 29, 2009, which is a second mesh product used to repair hernias. She underwent another surgical procedure on August 14, 2009, but continued to suffer complications associated with the device and went through another surgery in March of 2010 to remove the Bard Ventralex mesh device. Since then, she has had numerous other surgeries to have the other mesh device removed and to have scar tissue removed from the site as a result of her ongoing complications.

Plaintiff seeks compensation for injuries

The plaintiff claims that she has suffered mental anguish, disability, disfigurement, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, and extensive hospitalizations as a result of her vaginal mesh injuries. She expects to continue to suffer complications in the future, and is seeking compensation for her injuries. She notes in her lawsuit that the Bard Ventralex Mesh Patch was defective and has since been recalled by the manufacturer, but the plaintiff is claiming that the device never should have made it on the market.