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.

In their two-count complaint, the McCloskeys are seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Joseph A. Bartholomew of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin in Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-56.

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