Articles tagged: Transvaginal Mesh

C. R. Bard, Inc (sometimes referred to merely as Bard) is medical equipment company founded in 1907 by Charles R. Bard and has headquarters in New Jersey. However, Bard manufactures and markets their various products worldwide and employees around 11,000 people. Bard’s first claim to acclaim was the development and introduction of the Foley catheter. Now, the company provides surgical devices for both genders, and is one of the leading manufacturers of bladder slings for both pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, the FDA has recently questioned the safety of C. R. Bard bladder sling products as well as all other brands of bladder slings. Lawsuit claims have been filed in response to injury claims stemming from bladder sling treatment. At this time, C. R. Bard has the following bladder sling treatment options:

  • Align
  • Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System
  • Avaulta Solo Support System
  • Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System
  • BioSynthetic Support System
  • CollaMend Implant
  • Pelvitex Polypylene Mesh
  • Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
  • Faslata Allograft
  • PelviSoft Biomesh
  • Pelvicol Tissue
  • Pelvilace
  • Uretex
  • UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
  • Ugytex

Although the use of these C. R. Bard bladder sling devices aims to correct the ailments of pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence, their use can result in serious physical harm. If you have been injured by one of these or another mesh device, you may want to consider a C. R. Bard Bladder Sling Lawsuit.

C. R. Bard Bladder Sling Complications

A C. R. Bard bladder sling attempts to provide additional support for pelvic tissue that has weakened over time. However, sometimes the polypropylene mesh comprising the sling can hurt the patient and result in serious physical complications. Bladder sling erosion can occur when the mesh pushes through the vaginal walls. Injury can also occur when the mesh shrinks or contracts. C. R. Bard bladder sling complications can result in pain, bleeding, infection, organ perforation, neuromuscular and even emotional damages to those they affect. Hospitalization and/or additional surgeries may be necessary to treat the issues.

File a C. R. Bard Bladder Sling Lawsuit: Consult With an Attorney

If you or a family member has sustained injuries as the result of C. R. Bard bladder sling surgery, contact the Willis Law Firm today. You may be legally entitled to financial compensation, and we can help you receive it. Our firm currently has caring female consultants ready to discuss your potential bladder sling lawsuit with you free of charge or obligation. All transvaginal mesh complication lawsuits are taken on a fee contingent basis. Call us today.

American Medical Systems a large medical technology company, with employees in 9 countries and products distributed worldwide. Later acquired by Pfizer, AMS began with the first penile prostheses in 1972. Now, the company offers a wide range of products for both men and women, including a wide variety of bladder sling treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In recent years, the US Food & Drug Administration has warned against the potential complications and injury risks linked to bladder sling devices; as the result, a large number of bladder sling lawsuit claims have been pursued by women who have been injured by this form of treatment. At present, American Medical Systems has the following options for mesh bladder sling devices:

  • Apogee Systems with PC Coated IntePro Lite
  • Apogee Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Apogee Vault Suspension System
  • BioArc TO Subfascial Hammock
  • BioArc SP Sling System
  • Elevate with InteXen LP Prolapse Repair System
  • Elevate Anterior & Posterior Prolapse Repair System
  • IVS Tunneller
  • In-Fast Ultra Transvaginal Sling
  • MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling
  • Monarc Subfascial Hammock
  • Monarc Sling System
  • Perigree Vault Suspension System
  • Perigee Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Sparc Self-Fixating Sling System

The various injuries, including mesh erosion, resulting from treatment with an American Medical Systems bladder sling qualify some victims for the filing of an AMS bladder sling lawsuit. In some cases, an American Medical Systems bladder sling lawsuit results in a large financial settlement for the various physical, financial, and emotional damages incurred by the injured party.

AMS Bladder Sling Complications

According to the FDA, complications resulting from treatment for SUI or POP with a polypropylene mesh bladder sling are not rare and cannot be linked to one particular brand of mesh. This means that treatment with any of the aforementioned American Medical Systems bladder sling products could potentially result in a mesh injury. Some of the most commonly reported mesh complications include: vaginal pain, bladder sling erosion through the vaginal walls, vaginal shrinkage and/or scarring, vaginal discharge, and extreme discomfort during sexual intercourse. These bladder sling complications, along with many other reported injuries, have resulted in numerous American Medical Systems bladder sling lawsuits in the last few years.

File an American Medical Systems Bladder Sling Lawsuit: Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has experienced serious complications or injury as the result of an AMS bladder sling, contact the Willis Law Firm. We are currently reviewing bladder sling lawsuit cases on a national scale regarding American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C. R. Bard, and Ethicon devices. All bladder sling lawsuit clients are taken on a fee contingent basis, so you will not be billed unless a recovery is obtained in your favor. Call us today for your free case review.

Ethicon is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that focuses on the design, production, and marketing of various medical devices aimed at minimally invasive surgery. Among these various medical devices are a variety of transvaginal mesh bladder sling products. In the last few years, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued multiple safety warnings regarding bladder sling devices, and many bladder sling lawsuit claims have been filed regarding the serious complications that can occur as the result of transvaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Currently, Johnson & Johnson offers the following bladder sling devices:

  • Gynecare TVT Retropubic System Tension-Free Support for Incontinence
  • Gynecare Prolift +M Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Gynecare Gynemesh PS Nonabsorbable Prolene Soft Mesh
  • Gynecare TVT Abbrevo Continence System
  • Gynecare TVT Obturator System Tension-Free Support for Incontinence
  • Gynecare TVT Secur System
  • Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Gynecare Family of Products for Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Gynecare TVT Family of Products

If you or a loved one has experienced bladder sling erosion or other complications following treatment with an Ethicon Gynecare device, you may be eligible for an Ethicon Bladder Sling Lawsuit. A bladder sling lawsuit is filed against the manufacturer of the mesh device and attempts to secure a financial settlement for the victim to help with the emotional, physical, and financial difficulties that arise from her injuries.

FDA Ethicon Bladder Sling Warning

In July of 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a news release safety warning about the surgical placement of mesh for the repair of prolapsed pelvic organs. This topic includes the various mesh bladder sling devices outlined above. The FDA’s news release stated that these bladder sling surgical devices introduce new risks that were not present in other surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse. Alarmingly, these Ethicon Bladder Sling complications come without any greater clinical benefit or augmentation to quality of life. As a result, some women choose to file an Ethicon Bladder Sling lawsuit in result to their injuries and complications.

File an Ethicon Bladder Sling Lawsuit: Speak with an Attorney

Are you or a loved one the victim of an Ethicon Bladder Sling Injury? If so, contact the Willis Law Firm for a free and confidential Ethicon bladder sling lawsuit evaluation. In addition to Ethicon, we are also reviewing cases regarding the following bladder sling manufacturers: Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, and C. R. Bard. You may be legally entitled to a sizable financial settlement. The Willis Law Firm is accepting bladder sling lawsuit clients nationwide; all mesh clients are taken on a contingency fee basis.

Founded in 1979, Massachusetts based Boston Scientific Corporation is a medical device technology that services the entire globe. In addition to neuromodulation, cardiac surgery, oncology, and peripheral interventions, Boston Scientific is also one of the top developers and manufacturers of bladder sling devices. Other major bladder sling manufacturers include American Medical Systems, C. R. Bard, and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon. In the past few years, concerns have arisen regarding the safety and risk of complications associated with these bladder sling products. Bladder sling lawsuit claims have been filed against Boston Scientific as well as the other mesh manufacturing companies. The Boston Scientific Bladder Sling products that have been litigated against include:

  • Advantage Sling System
  • Advantage Fit
  • Arise
  • Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
  • Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit 2
  • Prefyx PPS System
  • Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System
  • Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Uretrhal Sling System
  • Obtryx Mesh Sling
  • Obtryx Curved Single
  • Polyform Synthetic Mesh
  • Solyx

If you have been injured by any of these Boston Scientific bladder sling products, you may want to consider filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit claim. A bladder sling lawsuit can potentially help you secure the money that you need to treat your complications, as well as damages for your decline in quality of life and inability to work.

FDA Boston Scientific Bladder Sling Warning

A July 2011 safety communication from the United States Food and Drug Administration made several updates to previously reported safety concerns regarding bladder sling complications. In this FDA alert, several new bladder sling concerns were discussed regarding all types of transvaginal mesh, including Boston Scientific products. Key findings include the following:

1) The use of transvaginal mesh bladder slings creates new risks that are non-existent in other types of treatment for pelvic organ prolapse.

2) There is no evidence suggesting that mesh bladder slings provide any benefit in comparison to non-mesh surgery.

The complications that can arise from treatment with a Boston Scientific bladder sling include: bladder sling erosion and mesh contraction. Bladder sling complications can result in harrowing pain, Dyspareunia, organ perforation, urinary problems, as well as other injuries. A  Boston Scientific Bladder sling lawsuit is one way to seek damages for your bladder sling injuries.

File a Boston Scientific Bladder Sling Lawsuit: Free Case Evaluation

Have you experienced painful complications following surgery with a Boston Scientific bladder sling device? Contact the Willis Law Firm today for a confidential bladder sling lawsuit evaluation conducted by one of our discreet and qualified female consultants. At present, we are reviewing transvaginal mesh cases on a national scale; all bladder sling clients are taken on a contingency fee basis. Call us today.

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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The use of transvaginal mesh for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse has resulted in the filing of nearly 3000 adverse event reports with the United States Food and Drug Administration in a period of only a few years. Injuries following transvaginal use of polypropylene mesh, like that used in American Medical Systems BioArc System, have been described by the FDA as “not rare” as well as an “area of ongoing concern.” Transvaginal mesh bladder slings have also been the target of numerous personal injury lawsuit claims due to the fiscal and emotional cost of treating these mesh-related complications.

What is AMS BioArc?

American Medical Systems created the BioArc System to treat the most common type of urinary incontinence in older females, stress urinary incontinence. The AMS BioArc System is comprised of the following components:

  • BioArc SP Sling System
  • BioArc TO Subfascial Hammock

Stress urinary incontinence typically affects women whose pelvic tissue has weakened from childbirth or simply with age. When tissue has weakened, organs sink lower than their normal positions and can apply unnecessary pressure on the urethra and/or bladder. American Medical Systems BioArc reinforces this tissue and helps to alleviate this additional pressure to improve continence.

American Medical Systems BioArc Injuries

For some female patients, the injuries and physical complications sustained from American Medical Systems BioArc treatment greatly outweigh any benefits provided. American Medical Systems is only one of several medical technology companies that have been the subject of transvaginal mesh litigation. Other companies include: C. R. Bard, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon. The most common mesh complication is mesh erosion, also called extrusion, protrusion, and exposure. Vaginal bleeding, discharge and scarring are also typical mesh complications. Additionally, a wide range of other injuries have been reported in association with mesh treatment

File an AMS BioArc Lawsuit: Speak with an Attorney

Have you been treated with American Medical Systems BioArc or similar device for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse and experienced injuries as a result? If so, the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you secure financial compensation to help with the various physical, emotional, and financial injuries you have experienced. Contact us today, and we will assist you with a complimentary and confidential transvaginal mesh bladder sling lawsuit consultation in order to evaluate your potential claim. Our firm is currently reviewing this type of case nationwide; all BioArc lawsuit clients are taken on a contingency fee basis. Call us today.

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The In-Fast Ultra is a type of polypropylene mesh sling created by American Medical Systems for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. This condition, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), is characterized by involuntary bladder leakage during physical activity and affects a large number of older women. SUI is the most common type of urinary incontinence, and happens as the result of weakened tissue in the pelvic area. The AMS In-Fast Ultra acts like a hammock that can support weak tissue and alleviate some of the pressure on the bladder and urethra that result in leakage. Alas, the American Medical Systems In-Fast Ultra is not always the permanent incontinence solution that it is presented to be. Transvaginally placed surgical mesh, like In-Fast, has been linked to serious physical complications and injuries as well as many lawsuit claims.

American Medical Systems In-Fast Ultra Complications

The complications that arise following surgery with American Medical Systems In-Fast can require revision surgery, IV treatment, hospitalization, and even blood transfusions to treat. Some women find themselves experiencing a much lesser quality of life than before they underwent the treatment. Frequently reported In-Fast Ultra complications include: mesh erosion, mesh protrusion, mesh extrusion, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, pain during sex (Dyspareunia), and even reoccurrence of stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Other complications that have also been reported are vaginal scarring, vaginal shrinkage, mesh contraction, neuro-muscular problems, perineal cellulitis, and others.

AMS In-Fast Ultra Lawsuits

Some women, who have suffered from injuries due to In-Fast Ultra treatment, file lawsuits against American Medical Systems. These lawsuits are filed on the basis that American Medical Systems did not properly assess the potential risks of their product and warn consumers prior to offering the product. Other companies that have had mesh lawsuit claims filed against them include:

  • Boston Scientific
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon
  • C. R. Bard

Speak to an Attorney: File a Bladder Sling Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has been hurt as the result of treatment with American Medical Systems In-Fast Ultra, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit. Contact the Willis Law Firm today, and we will provide you with a complimentary bladder sling lawsuit evaluation with no further obligation. Although we are located in Texas, the Willis Law Firm is currently assessing lawsuit clients across the nation. We take all In-Fast Ultra (and other mesh) clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we bill you no legal fees unless a recovery is obtained in your favor.

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Medical device manufacturing company American Medical Systems offers the Monarc Subfascial Hammock procedure to treat the troublesome condition of stress urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence affects a large number of women whose pelvic tissues have stretched and weakened over time. MonArc is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a polypropylene mesh hammock to cradle weakened tissue and restore normality to pelvic tissues and muscle function. However, the type of polypropylene mesh used in AMS MonArc Subfascial Hammock has been associated with a variety of complications. Treatment with transvaginal mesh is believed to cause risks that are not present in other treatment option. Lawsuit cases have been filed against American Medical Systems as well as several other major companies in response to these complications.

American Medical Systems MonArc FDA Warning

In 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a “Public Health Notification” in response to the various physical injuries and complications that can result from surgically implanted transvaginal mesh, like American Medical Systems MonArc. At that time, over 1000 adverse event reports had been made in regard to these types of products. In a July 2011 update, the FDA stated that the number of incidents regarding mesh bladder slings had risen to nearly 3000. Furthermore, the 2011 FDA safety communication stated that transvaginal mesh complications were not rare, and that the FDA intended to further research their safety. At this time an official recall has not been issued for American Medical Systems MonArc, although this is not out of the question in the future.

AMS MonArc Erosion

With American Medical Systems MonArc Subfacial Hammock and other transvaginal mesh product, the most common injury is mesh erosion. The protrusion of the device through the walls of the vaginal is highly painful and can result in vaginal bleeding, pain during intercourse, and also infection. Treatment for MonArc Erosion requires a revision surgery. For some patients, more than one surgery is needed; for others, multiple procedures can never entirely correct the complication. AMS MonArc Erosion lawsuit claims have been filed by several women who have found themselves physically and financially burdened by this condition.

File an American Medical Systems MonArc Lawsuit: Speak to a Lawyer

When deciding to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, you want to have the most capable and aggressive lawyer possible. Contact the Willis Law Firm today and you can have your MonArc lawsuit claim evaluated by a Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer with the highest peer review rating. Our firm is currently reviewing MonArc cases nationwide on a contingency fee basis.

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The Willis Law firm is currently evaluating lawsuit claims by women who have been injured as the result of transvaginal mesh products. One particular product that we are investigating is the MiniArc Single-Incision Sling from American Medical Systems.  Transvaginal mesh slings are used in the treatment of several different medical conditions including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Our firm takes all transvaginal mesh victim clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not be responsible for any of the fees related to your case unless a recovery is obtained in your favor.

What is the American Medical Systems MiniArc Sling?

The MiniArc Single-Incision Sling is a surgical device offered by American Medical Systems for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in female patients. Stress incontinence is the most frequently experienced type of urinary incontinence in mature women. AMS MiniArc attempts to restore lost bladder control while simultaneously being minimally invasive and easy to implant. Unfortunately, the polypropylene mesh used in the composition of the sling has been warned against in recent safety communications by the FDA. American Medical Systems has also been targeted by lawsuit claims that the device has resulted in injury to patients.

Complications from the AMS MiniArc Sling

The most common complaint following American Medical Systems MiniArc Sling (and other transvaginal mesh) procedures is the erosion of the device into the vaginal, bladder, uterus, and intestines. This occurrence is extremely painful as well as difficult to treat because polypropylene mesh can break apart into smaller pieces while inside the body. Additionally, pelvic pain, bleeding, mesh shrinkage, neuromuscular difficulties, and emotional problems have also been reported by patients treated with American Medical Systems and other mesh products. These various physical side effects can often result in an inability to work & support oneself, so filing a lawsuit claim is one way to help with these expenses.

Speak to a Lawyer: File a MiniArc Lawsuit

Have you been injured due to surgical implantation with an American Medical Systems MiniArc Sling? If so, the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you recover a substantial financial settlement in relation to your injuries. Call our firm today, and we will aide you with a transvaginal mesh lawsuit claim evaluation completely free of any cost or further commitment. We know that you have many questions regarding your legal rights relating to your injuries, and our talented and aggressive legal team is more than happy to assist you. Call us today, and let us help you get the recovery you deserve.

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The Apogee Systems from American Medical Systems are used for the treatment of female patients who experience vaginal vault prolapse, a type of pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organs typically prolapse due to tissue that has become weakened over time, although there can also be other causes. Vaginal vault prolapse is present when the peak of the vagina (vaginal apex) has sunk into the canal of the vagina, or even completely outside the vagina. The Apogee Vaginal Vault Prolapse Repair System uses a minimally invasive procedure in order to place a polypropylene mesh into a patient’s body and lift the vaginal apex to its normal placement. AMS Apogee was intended to be a permanent solution to the troubles of vaginal vault prolapse, however many women find it to be the beginning of an entirely new set of problems. Lawsuit claims have been filed in response to some of the physical problems encountered following Apogee treatment.

AMS Apogee FDA Warning

Transvaginal mesh products, like AMS Apogee, have been the topic of more than one safety communications issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to both the general public as well as the healthcare community. Several of the victims of injuries stemming from Apogee & other transvaginal mesh procedures have been successful in collecting financial settlements from American Medical Systems as well as several other companies that make mesh devices:

  • C. R Bard
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division
  • Boston Scientific

American Medical Systems Apogee Complications

The most regular physical complication to occur following treatment with American Medical Systems Apogee is called “mesh erosion.” Mesh erosion, also commonly referred to as mesh extrusion, occurs when the polypropylene mesh forces its way painfully through the vaginal walls of the patient. Apogee erosion is further complicated when the components of the mesh break down into smaller pieces within the body, making the device much harder to remove. In addition, American Medical Systems mesh products have been linked to bleeding/discharge, loss of bladder control, pelvic pain, Dyspareunia, scarring, and many other injuries.

File an AMS Apogee Lawsuit: Free Claim Evaluation

Many women feel that they were not given all of the information regarding AMS Apogee and other types of transvaginal mesh prior to undergoing their procedure. Filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of your mesh product is one way to get support in fulfilling the various physical, financial, and emotional obligations that stem from your mesh injuries. Contact the Willis Law Firm today, and we will provide you with a completely free and confidential AMS Apogee lawsuit claim consultation in order to assess whether a lawsuit is the right choice for you. Although we are located in Houston, our firm is currently accepting mesh cases nationwide; call us today.