AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Claims Device is Defective
By Sarah Pierce
A new transvaginal mesh lawsuit has been filed against American Medical Systems by a woman who claims she suffered severe side effects from an AMS vaginal mesh device. The woman claims in the lawsuit that the AMS vaginal mesh product was defectively designed and that AMS knew of the risks associated with using the product but failed to warn the public about the dangers.
The unidentified woman alleges in the AMS vaginal mesh lawsuit, filed June 16, 2012 in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, that she received an AMS vaginal mesh implant on April 29, 2011 to help her relieve stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. After receiving the implant, however, she began experiencing transvaginal mesh side effects that actually made her condition worse. Through the help of her vaginal mesh lawyer, she is hoping to hold American Medical Systems liable for the mental and physical pain she suffered and her financial loss, including loss income and medical service costs. She is also claiming she suffered impaired relations with her husband since receiving the transvaginal mesh implant, and that she will likely have to undergo corrective surgery to relieve her vaginal mesh complications. Her transvaginal mesh lawsuit notes a July 13, 2011 warning by the FDA that serious complications like the ones she experienced have been linked to transvaginal mesh products, and that there’s evidence that the mesh may not be as effective as other pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence treatment options, and may actually pose more severe risks.
Her transvaginal mesh lawsuit joins numerous others as women begin to come forward and claim transvaginal mesh side effects such as vaginal mesh erosion, contraction, infection, fistula, inflammation, neurological problems and more. Many of these cases have been transferred to the ongoing multidistrict litigation (MDL) case taking place in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, which is seeking damages for injuries women suffered as a result of using vaginal mesh devices manufactured by Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Ethicon, and others.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit MDL
Hundreds of women who have suffered vaginal mesh complications have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers, many of which have been consolidated into a single MDL proceeding. The vaginal mesh lawsuit MDL allows hundreds of transvaginal mesh victims to file lawsuits under the jurisdiction of one judge, but still allows each vaginal mesh Plaintiff to retain her own attorney and receive an individual award if the case is won or settled. The award they would receive is typically much larger than any individual award expected in a vaginal mesh class action lawsuit. In a transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit, hundreds of thousands of vaginal mesh patients are joined together. Once, or if, a vaginal mesh class action settlement is reached, the class members would typically share the award, which could be in the range of thousands of dollars per claimant, rather than tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars in some cases for individual transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
On the other hand, if the MDL settles, everyone who joined the transvaginal lawsuit MDL would receive any financial award individually, unlike in a class action lawsuit. The vaginal mesh lawsuit MDL lawyers will determine exactly what each Plaintiff will receive depending on the injury suffered. This may mean that those who suffered more serious vaginal mesh complications such as organ injuries will receive more than those who suffered less serious complications, such as pain during sex. The transvaginal mesh law firms litigating the MDL will determine this as the case progresses.
Vaginal Mesh Side Effects Cited in Lawsuits
Anyone who has a transvaginal mesh device, vaginal sling, or bladder sling needs to know the side effects so they can be caught and hopefully treated without further serious complications. Common transvaginal mesh side effects alleged in lawsuits include pain during sex; urinary problems; pelvic organ prolapse; vaginal scarring; perforated bladder, perforated bowl or perforated blood vessels; mesh erosion into the vagina; infection and organ injuries. If you are experiencing these vaginal mesh side effects, you should see a doctor immediately for treatment. If you are experiencing these symptoms, or experienced some or all of these symptoms in the past, you should also speak with a transvaginal mesh specialist to see if you are a good fit to file a vaginal mesh class action lawsuit or an individual transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
If you would like more information about filing a transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit or would like to file an individual transvaginal mesh lawsuit or join the vaginal mesh lawsuit MDL, just go to the Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit Investigation page. You can submit your information, or your loved one’s, to vaginal mesh attorneys who are actively investigating all claims regarding urinary problems, vaginal scarring, mesh erosion, organ injuries and other complications related to vaginal mesh devices. Transvaginal mesh attorneys are waiting to talk to you now and the consultation is free. These lawyers don’t get paid unless you win or settle.