A lawsuit has been filed against American Medical Systems (AMS) on behalf of a Texas woman who was severely injured after using a vaginal mesh sling manufactured by the company. Over the past year, a growing number of similar lawsuits have been filed against various manufacturers of vaginal mesh devices, claiming the products were negligently designed and that the companies failed to warn patients of possible complications that can result in severe pain and disfigurement.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective vaginal mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: Plaintiffs Disappointed with AMS Mesh Settlements
May 6, 2016 – Over 45,000 lawsuits have been filed against AMS over complications allegedly caused by its Endo transvaginal mesh device. Many plaintiffs were told they had a million-dollar case against AMS, and one woman recently settled with the company for about $700,000, but it now appears that most victims will end up with a fraction of that amount. Click here to learn more.
What’s the problem?
July 6, 2011 – The new complaint, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Texas resident Laura Jones, alleges that a defective AMS vaginal mesh sling caused her to suffer a number of serious injuries and side effects after undergoing pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery.
According to the claim, Jones had an AMS transvaginal mesh device implanted in 2009 following a POP operation to restore her pelvic organs and vaginal structure. Not long after the procedure, Jones began experiencing prolonged unexplained pain and urinary complications. To correct the problem, Jones was forced to undergo several additional revision surgeries to have the AMS sling removed. It was later discovered that the device had eroded, shrunk, and partially extruded into her vagina.
The lawsuit claims that American Medical Systems failed to warn the public about the inherent risks of vaginal mesh side effects, and that the company should be held responsible for the woman’s injuries. Jones’ case is just the latest in a number of other similar vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against manufacturers on behalf of women who experienced problems after receiving transvaginal mesh products.
Vaginal Mesh Manufacturers
Our law firm is currently accepting new transvaginal mesh claims against the following manufacturers:
Johnson & Johnson:
- Ethicon TVT
- Gynecare TVT
- Gynemesh PS
- Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
- Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support System
- Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
- Faslata® Allograft
- Pelvicol® Tissue
- PelviSoft® Biomesh
- Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
American Medical Systems (AMS):
- Advantage™ Sling System
- Obtryx® Curved Single
- Obtryx® Mesh Sling
- Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
- Prefyx PPS™ System
Side Effects of Vaginal Mesh
In October 2008, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health alert stating that patients implanted with transvaginal mesh products were at risk for serious complications. At the time of the warning, the administration had received more than 1000 reports of surgical mesh complications, including:
- erosion of vaginal tissue
- mesh erosion
- perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
- recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
- urinary problems
- vaginal scarring
Common treatments for these issues include revision surgery, IV therapy, blood transfusions and drainage of hematomas or abscesses. Contributing factors to women at an increased risk of complications may include the overall health of the individual, the material the mesh is made out of, the size and shape of the mesh, and surgical technique used to implant the device.
Do I have an AMS Vaginal Mesh Sling Lawsuit?
The Product Liability and Defective Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in AMS vaginal mesh sling lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.