American Medical Systems is facing more than 1,600 vaginal mesh lawsuits filed by people who have been injured by vaginal mesh. These lawsuits have been centralized in federal court, and more lawsuits continue to be filed on a regular basis. Many people were unaware of the serious risks associated with vaginal mesh — including erosion, perforation of internal organs, infection, and other side effects that may require multiple revision surgeries.
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American Medical Systems (AMS) is a medical device company that manufactures and sells several types of vaginal mesh. These products include the following:
- AMS Elevate
- AMS Perigee
- AMS Apogee
- AMS BioArc
- AMS MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling
- AMS MiniArc Single Incision Sling
- AMS Monarc Subfascial Hammock
- AMS In-Fast Ultra Transvaginal Sling
- AMS Sparc Self-Fixating Sling System
These devices are also known as vaginal mesh, pelvic mesh, transvaginal mesh, or bladder slings. They are used to repair weakened muscles in a woman’s pelvis, which is a common cause of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).
American Medical Systems sells biological and synthetic types of vaginal mesh. These devices are implanted transvaginally (through incisions in the vagina). Once they are in place, they support the pelvic floor and prevent organs from descending into the vagina or rectum.
American Medical Systems MDL
Due to the increasing number of vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against American Medical Systems, the federal U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) decided to centralize nationwide lawsuits into one Multidistrict Litigation (MDL).
MDLs are often formed for large medical device litigation. Unlike a class-action, most independent lawsuits remain independent. However, by centralizing the lawsuits into one court, under one judge, the litigation is made more efficient.
The American Medical Systems MDL was formed on February 29, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Since the formation of the MDL, lawsuits filed throughout the United States have been transferred into this court.
The MDL involves more than 1,600 cases, and the number of lawsuits continues to grow at a consistent pace.
Vaginal Mesh Side Effects
Some of the most severe side effects associated with vaginal mesh implantation include perforation of the intestines, arteries, blood vessels, or nerves, erosion of the mesh into the vagina or through nearby tissues, and infection. If the mesh becomes infected or erodes into the body, the mesh may need to be removed or partially excised. Unfortunately, because vaginal mesh is intended to be a permanent implant, a surgeon may not be able to fully remove the mesh, and serious complications may be permanent.
Severe complications of vaginal mesh include the following:
- Vaginal mesh erosion into the vagina, through the vaginal wall
- Perforation of internal organs
- Recurrent Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Pelvic pain, or pain during sexual intercourse
- Inability to have sexual intercourse
- Shrinkage or contraction of vaginal mesh
- Nerve damage
- Disfigurement of the vagina
- Emotional trauma
- Need for multiple revision surgeries, which may not correct complications
- Permanent complications
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