American Medical Systems BioArc Lawsuit

June 19, 2012

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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