American Medical Systems Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits |Vaginal Mesh Lawyer| AMS Transvaginal Mesh, Transvaginal Mesh, Vaginal Mesh, Surgical Mesh, Prolapse Mesh, Pelvic Mesh | Recall, Lawsuit, Lawyer, Litigation, MDL, FDA | Complications: Erosion and Extrusion of Mesh, Perforation of Organs, Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Bleeding, Drainage, Scarring, Pain
Gilman Law LLP, a leading national law firm with over 40 years of experience protecting the rights of victims, is now accepting claims for lawsuits involving injuries stemming from defective American Medical Systems (AMS) transvaginal mesh and pelvic sling devices. If you’ve suffered erosion and extrusion of surgical mesh, perforation of organs, vaginal bleeding, chronic infection, pain and emotional distress following the transvaginal placement of an AMS surgical mesh device or pelvic sling, you may be eligible to file your own transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Previously, vaginal mesh lawyer efforts involving AMS Elevate, Perigee and Apogee vaginal mesh products were consolidated in the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, New Castle. Since that time, the litigation has grown. If you or someone you love suffered painful and debilitating complications from an AMS transvaginal surgical mesh or pelvic sling device, it is important that you contact Gilman Law today to discuss your potential AMS transvaginal mesh or pelvic sling lawsuit with one of our vaginal mesh lawyer advisors.
AMS Transvaginal Mesh and Sling Products Under Investigation by Vaginal Mesh Lawyer Groups
Gilman Law is currently offering free vaginal mesh lawyer evaluations to victims of complications stemming from the following AMS transvaginal surgical mesh and pelvic sling products:
- Elevate Prolapse Repair System: Used to treat pelvic organ prolapse or POP
- Perigee Transobturator Anterior Prolapse Repair System: Used to treat bladder prolapse
- Apogee Vaginal Vault Prolapse Repair System: Used to treat pelvic organ prolapse or POP
- Sparc Sling System: Used to treat female stress urinary incontinence or SUI
- Monarc Subfascial Hammock: Used to treat female stress urinary incontinence or SUI
- MiniArc: Sling: Used to treat female stress urinary incontinence and SUI
For more information, contact a vaginal mesh lawyer today.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first communication regarding the dangers associated with transvaginal mesh in October 2008, and has since continued to review the safety of the devices. In an update issued on July 13, 2011, the FDA stated that from Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2010, it had received 2,874 reports of complications associated with vaginal mesh implants; 1,503 reports were associated with transvaginal mesh used for POP repair. The remaining occurred when surgical mesh was used to repair SUI.
Complications from transvaginal ( vaginal, prolapse, surgical, pelvic ) mesh failures may include:
- Mesh erosion through the vaginal tissue, may cause the skin to split
- Mesh extrusion and exposure
- Perforation or puncture of bladder, intestines, bowels, and/or vaginal wall
- Protusion or lump in the vaginal opening
- Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
- Recurrence of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal bleeding, pain and discomfort, chronic drainage, discharge, infections, scarring and/or shrinkage
- Painful sexual intercourse
According to the FDA, serious complications following POP repair are not rare. What’s more, the agency also stated that it is “not clear that transvaginal POP repair with mesh is any more effective than traditional [transvaginal surgery without mesh] … and may expose patients to greater risk.
Women who experience these AMS transvaginal mesh complications usually must undergo at least one additional surgical procedure – if not several – to try to remove the mesh. Unfortunately, even after repeated excision procedures, many women will not experience complete relief of their symptoms.
Vaginal Mesh Lawyer Help for Victims
If you or someone you know suffered an injury due to an AMS transvaginal mesh or pelvic sling device, Gilman Law is here to help. To speak with one of our vaginal mesh lawyer team members, please fill out the online form on the left or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.