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.
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.
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.
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.