This month, a Bard mesh recall has been initiated, and the company has decided to no longer produce and distribute their mesh devices.
The mesh products made by Bard – C.R. Bard (Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)) – are for treating POP (pelvic organ prolapse) and SUI (stress urinary incontinence). The recall is voluntary, and the advice so far is that the devices don’t need to be removed. However, anyone who suffers with complications should seek advice immediately.
The recall has been launched with immediate effect, according to the company’s written publications.
More about the Bard mesh recall
The Bard mesh recall means that the company is ceasing production and distribution of their mesh products in the European market. Devices are to be quarantined immediately, and relevant parties are to be made aware. A patient information sheet has been produced, but the company insists that the devices do not need to be removed, and additional action doesn’t need to be taken with patients.
In their letter, they say:
“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.”
The recall is said to involve all of Bard’s urogynaecology mesh devices. it’s understood that Bard wants to stop production as opposed to investing further resources to meet EU requirements.
What now for the patients affected by the Bard mesh recall?
Patients who are caught up in the voluntary Bard mesh recall are being told that they do not require any additional medical attention.
However, if anyone suffers from any mesh implant complications or problems, they should seek advice.
We know from experience that many women do suffer complications from mesh implants generally. That’s why we’re acting for a number of women who are making claims for mesh implant compensation.
With some women left unable to work or walk ever again, justice is important.
Hopefully, there will not be any problems with women fitted with these devices. If there are, that’s where we can step in.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.