American Medical Systems, Inc. (AMS) has been named in hundreds of transvaginal mesh lawsuits by women who allegedly suffered serious complications as a result of the company’s pelvic mesh products. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing numerous women in AMS mesh lawsuits, and is offering free legal evaluations to anyone injured by an AMS pelvic mesh product, including:
- AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System
- AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
- AMS Monarc Sling System
- AMS Perigee System
- AMS Sparc Sling System
If you or a woman you love received one of these products during surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, you may be entitled to file an AMS mesh lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical bills , lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP would be glad to answer any questions you have regarding AMS pelvic mesh injuries, and can advise you of the best way to move ahead with your case. To learn more about filing an AMS mesh lawsuit, please give us a call today.
AMS Mesh Complications
In July 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that transvaginal mesh products, like those manufactured by AMS, had been the subject of more than 3,000 adverse event reports that detailed serious, and in some cases life-changing, complications in women who had received the devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The high number of complications associated with the use of pelvic mesh to treat prolapse also prompted the FDA to change its position that such complications were rare. According to the FDA alert, the most common side effects reported in association with transvaginal mesh included:
- Erosion through vaginal epithelium
- Urinary problems
- Recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- Bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation
- Vaginal scarring
- Pain during sexual intercourse
In January 2012, the FDA issued an order to AMS and other transvaginal mesh manufacturers requiring them to study their products’ risks. The FDA is now considering reclassifying transvaginal mesh as a high-risk medical device.
AMS Mesh Litigation
Scores of AMS mesh lawsuits have been consolidated in a federal litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the federal AMS mesh litigation.
Considering an AMS Mesh Lawsuit? Contact an Attorney Today
If you were injured by AMS mesh and are considering legal action, it’s important to keep track of your medical appointments, days off work and other expenses related to your injury. You should also obtain a copy of your medical records from your doctor. To learn more about the process for filing an AMS mesh lawsuit, please contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP today, by submitting the free case evaluation form on this page or by calling 1-888-217-3033.