AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS VAGINAL MESH AND BLADDER SLING LAWSUITS
The law firm of Davis & Crump is aggressively investigating cases involving women who have suffered severe complications as a result of the vaginal meshes and bladder slings manufactured by American Medical Systems (AMS). These are medical devices commonly referred to as pelvic or vaginal mesh and bladder slings, which are used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). These medical devices are made of polypropylene mesh. Models made by American Medical Systems include the Apogee, Mini-Arc, Monarc, Perogee, and Sparc.
Our investigation has confirmed that many of these products have not met reasonable safety standards. In October of 2008 and February of 2009, the FDA issued Public Health Notifications concerning the use of mesh products in treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. After receiving over 1,000 reports and complaints, the FDA warned of serious complications resulting from the placement of surgical mesh products.
Our investigation demonstrates that the manufacturers did not adequately disclose and warn of the significant risks of many of these products in their patient literature, patient brochures, and websites. These inadequacies deprived women of the opportunity to make informed choices as to how they wanted their treatable medical conditions to be repaired -- and leading them to choose to have pelvic meshes or slings permanently attached to the inside of their pelvis--often with catastrophic results.
The most frequent complications from these transvaginal mesh products include mesh erosion into the vagina, bladder, intestines and uterus, mesh shrinkage or migration, scar tissue formation, granuloma formation, infections, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and development of urinary retention, dysuria (painful urination), dyspareunia (pain with sexual relations), neuropathic pain, fistulas and recurrence of prolapsed organs. These complications have led to vaginal scarring and medical conditions that have significantly decreased the quality of life many patients once enjoyed. The failure of the mesh products can also lead to the need for multiple operations to remove the mesh and to repair extensive damage caused by the mesh. In many cases the mesh cannot be completely removed, permanently compromising a woman's health.
With a lawsuit against the manufacturers, we may be able to compensate you for pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about a potential pelvic mesh or bladder sling lawsuit, you should contact us immediately as the statutes of limitations restrict the time frame in which you may be able to pursue your claim.
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Davis & Crump is now handling claims for individuals who have been injured by a vaginal mesh or bladder sling. Davis & Crump is experienced in medical device product liability cases and settlements. If you or a loved one has been injured by a mesh or sling, contact us at 1-800-277-0300 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.