AMS Mesh LitigationOctober 13, 2012
Litigation is currently proceeding against medical device company American Medical Systems (AMS) due to allegations that several of its vaginal mesh products have resulted in serious physical harm to female patients. AMS has been offering medical technology since 1972, when it provided the first male artificial urinary sphincter implant. Now AMS has expanded to offer both men’s and women’s pelvic health options, including vaginal mesh implants for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, two troublesome health conditions that affect women. Litigation has been filed against AMS (American Medical Systems, Inc.) as well as Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Boston Scientific, and C. R. Bard in relation to vaginal mesh injuries. Lawsuits against mesh manufacturers often seek compensation for financial and emotional damages, as well as the physical injuries suffered by the mesh victim.
AMS Mesh Products
American Medical Systems offers a large variety of mesh products that aim to treat both pelvic organ prolapse (the sinking of pelvic organs due to weakened tissue) as well as stress urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of bladder control during physical activity). Many of these products have become the target of personal injury litigation following reports of risk by the FDA as well as adverse event reports made by the victims of mesh injuries. The current listing of AMS mesh includes the following:
For Urinary Incontinence
- AMS MiniArc (single incision sling)
- AMS MiniArc Precise Sling
- AMS Monarc (subfacial hammock)
- AMS In-Fast Ultra (sling system)
- AMS BioArc (strip of biologic mesh)
- AMS SPARC (sling system)
For Pelvic Organ/Vaginal Prolapse
- AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System (for Pelvic Organ Prolapse)
- AMS Straight-In (for vaginal vault prolapse of vaginal apex into vaginal canal or out through vagina)
- AMS Perigee (for bladder prolapse)
- AMS Apogee (for vaginal vault prolapse of vaginal apex into vaginal canal or through vagina)
American Medical Systems Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
When a woman experiences vaginal mesh erosion or other serious complications from her original surgery with a mesh implant, she will most likely require costly medical attention. As a result many victims of AMS mesh products or other brands choose to file a lawsuit against the company responsible for their product. According to an Article in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, about 600 law suits have been filed against the major 4 mesh makers, including American Medical Systems, Inc.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured from surgery with a vaginal mesh implant, you may want to consider pursuing AMS mesh litigation. Contact the Willis Law Firm today and we will provide you with a free and confidential lawsuit evaluation in order to help you determine the best way to exercise your legal options. With over 25 years of legal experience in personal injury and product liability, our firm is well qualified to represent you and your vaginal mesh claim. All clients are served on a contingency fee basis; you have nothing to lose, call us today.© Willis Law Firm for Drug Attorneys. Replication strictly prohibited without written consent.