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:
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.
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.
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.