American Medical Systems Sparc LawsuitJune 20, 2012
Surgical mesh implanted transvaginally has been associated with higher risks of complication and injury in the last few years by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The mesh devices, like American Medical Systems Sparc, are typically used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, vaginal vault prolapse, and pelvic organ prolapse in aging women. All of these medical conditions are usually caused by weakened or damaged tissue in the pelvic region. Notably, transvaginal mesh not only poses additional risks, but has also not demonstrated any advantages or superior effectiveness in comparison with other treatment choices. “An area of ongoing concern” is one name that the FDA has given to transvaginal mesh injuries in 2011.
What is the AMS Sparc System?
The Sparc Self-Fixating Sling System is one treatment option for stress urinary incontinence from American Medical Systems. The medical technology company currently offers a wide range of products to treat this condition including:
- MiniArc Precise Sling System
- Monarc Subfascial Hammock
- MiniArc Single Incision Sling
- BioArc SP Sling System
- BioArc TO Subfascial Hammock
In addition to stress urinary incontinence devices, AMS also offers the following vaginal prolapse surgical options:
- Elevate Prolapse Repair System
- Apogee System
- Straight-In Sacral Colpopexy System
- Perigee System
American Medical Systems Sparc Erosion
Treatment with American Medical Systems Sparc Self-Fixating Sling system can result in a painful complication called mesh erosion, in which the device attempts to expel itself out of the body through the vaginal walls. Sparc erosion is also referred to as protrusion, extrusion, and exposure. This AMS Sparc complication requires revision surgery, and in some instances cannot ever be fully treated. In addition to mesh bladder sling erosion, other mesh injuries can also occur. These include vaginal bleeding, mesh shrinkage/contraction, vaginal scarring, discharge, and pain during sexual intercourse, as well as emotional and neuromuscular difficulties. Many of these American Medical Systems Sparc complications require expensive medical treatment and/or extended hospitalization. As a result, multiple American Medical Systems Sparc Lawsuit cases have been filed.
Consult with an Attorney: File an AMS Sparc Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been injured by American Medical Systems Sparc surgery or similar transvaginal mesh device, contact the Willis Law Firm today. You may have a legal entitlement to significant financial compensation for your injuries and complications. When you call our law firm, we will aide you by providing a bladder sling erosion consultation free of charge or obligation. At present, the Willis Law Firm is reviewing AMS Sparc lawsuits nationwide; all bladder sling cases are taken on a contingency fee basis.
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