CR Bard sued over mesh product
2/15/2012 8:42 PM By Kelly Holleran
A woman has filed suit against the manufacturer of a mesh product that she claims eroded her vaginal lining, causing her to endure multiple surgeries.
Mary Ann McCloskey claims doctors inserted a Bard pelvi soft acellular collagen biomesh into her during a surgical procedure in November 2006. The mesh was manufactured by defendant C.R. Bard, according to the complaint filed Jan. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
The mesh, however, failed to function as it should have and eroded Mary Ann McCloskey's vaginal lining, the suit states.
It was not until Feb. 25, 2010, that Mary Ann McCloskey discovered her injuries were a result of the mesh, according to the complaint.
Because of the mesh, Mary Ann McCloskey suffered internal bleeding, experienced pain, endured multiple surgeries and sustained constant suffering, the complaint says. In addition, she claims she lost her normal life, incurred medical costs and suffered an impairment to her earning capacity.
Due to his wife's injuries, William McCloskey claims he lost her consortium.
Women are claiming that transvaginal mesh complications made intimate relations impossible with their spouse or significant other. Many women have reported that the feeling of pain and discomfort has been so severe that it has prevented them from engaging in normal sexual activity.
Many spouses and significant others of women have been filing a loss of consortium claim. Loss of consortium occurs when one partner is no longer able to fulfill their sexual role or otherwise provide the companionship, love and affection they were able to before their injury occurred. Husbands believe they have grounds for a consortium lawsuit cand are seeking monetary damages from the manufacturers they believe was responsible for their spouse’s injuries.