Bard mesh recall (TVT claims)

device recall

The Bard mesh recall has not only come into immediate effect, it also comes with the company ceasing production in the European market as well.

C.R. Bard (Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)) say they’re stopping production of their mesh devices that have been used to treat POP (pelvic organ prolapse) and SUI (stress urinary incontinence).

Announced this month, the recall has been triggered with immediate effect, and healthcare organisations are being directed to take action right away.

About the Bard mesh recall

News of the Bard mesh recall follows last year’s NHS pause on the use of vaginal mesh devices, pending further investigation. This also follows years and years of women coming forward who are suffering complications that are linked to the mesh surgery they’ve had. With some women left unable to walk or work ever again, the issues surrounding the use of vaginal mesh devices remains a huge matter.

As a firm, we have been advising women for years about the legal action they can take.

Part of the letter about the recall from the company reads as follows:

“BD is committed to advancing the world of health. Our primary objectives are patient and user safety and providing you with quality products. We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you and thank you in advance for helping us to execute this product removal as quickly and effectively as possible.”

Devices that have yet to be used are to be quarantined and returned in accordance with the company’s written instructions and guidance.

What about the patients who are affected by the Bard mesh recall?

We understand that patients affected by the Bard mesh recall don’t need any further investigation or treatment (unless something goes wrong, we assume). A patient information leaflet has been produced, but there’s currently no need for any revision surgery as a result of the recall that’s taking place.

It could be that there are some worries for patients who are affected by the recall. Many women who have been fitted with mesh implants are already worried in case something does eventually go wrong. With the kinds of problems that can occur leaving women with permanent problems, the concerns many have are understandable.

We actually act for a number of women are making claims for compensation having been fitted with vaginal mesh devices. Legal action is important when something goes wrong given just how badly women can suffer.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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