America Medical Systems is one of the leading manufacturers of surgical mesh and vaginal mesh products that are under legal scrutiny for the complications they can cause women. Lawyers are currently meeting with women that have suffered vaginal mesh complications to discuss their legal rights to file an American Medical Systems surgical mesh lawsuit.
Surgical mesh has been used to correct abdominal hernias since the 1950’s. However, it was only in the 1990’s that the surgical mesh was approved to be used for the correction of pelvic organ prolapse. The woven mesh is placed through the vagina to help provide extra support for the pelvic muscles. However, while the idea worked in theory, there were very little studies to confirm its safety. It is only recently that the FDA has confirmed that surgical mesh, such as transvaginal mesh, is extremely risky and comes with a high failure rate.
American Medical Systems Failed to Warn Patients of the Complications
The surgical mesh requires a minor surgery to fit the product. However, American Medical Systems have confirmed that the surgery is not invasive and that there is very little risk to the procedure. However, it is now being confirmed that this is not the case and that vaginal mesh implant products have an extremely high failure rate of around 10 percent and that many need to be removed within one year of insertion.
Surgical mesh devices, such as American Medical Systems surgical mesh, now come with a safety label addressing the serious complications that can arise, some of which cannot be fixed even with corrective surgery. However, for thousands of women, the warnings come too late. Because of the lack of information and neglect by the manufacturers, lawyers across the country are meeting with women that have experienced pain and complications from surgical mesh to file an American Medical Systems surgical mesh lawsuit.
Risks of Transvaginal Mesh
Complications that can arise from surgical mesh and vaginal mesh products include:
- Erosion of the product into the vaginal walls.
- Perforation of the organs
- Vaginal scarring, infection, bleeding and discharge
- Problems with walking, sexual intercourse and other daily activities
Many women have had to undergo several corrected surgeries to try and fix the problem. Even so, in many instances, even with surgery, the internal damage is too great and organ perforation and erosion cannot be fixed.
Speak to a Surgical Mesh Lawyer Today
In addition to the American Medical Systems, other manufacturers across the country are also under scrutiny and face legal consequences including:
- CR Bard Inc.
- Boston Scientific Corp
- Ethicon Inc.
If you have been fitted with any vaginal mesh, surgical mesh, pelvic mesh or bladder sling product from the above manufacturers or from American Medical Systems and have experienced complications, then now is the time to speak up. Lawyers are currently meeting with women to discuss their legal options and determine if they would like to pursue an American Medical Systems surgical mesh lawsuit. Please contact our 24 hour hotline at 1-800-732-3070 or fill in a form on the side of this page.