AMS Transvaginal Mesh Articles
August 7, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Despite the fact that several transvaginal mesh manufacturers, such as American Medical Systems, have settled mesh lawsuits for millions of dollars and thousands more lawsuits are outstanding, the FDA has approved another type of vaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse. Approved, despite the fact that the FDA is currently considering reclassifying pelvic mesh from a moderate risk to a high-risk device.Read [ New Transvaginal Mesh Product Approved While Mesh Lawsuits Ongoing ]
July 18, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Charlotte, NC: Although American Medical Systems (AMS) has settled many of its transvaginal mesh claims, women are still filing complaints against the mesh manufacturer. “I had the transvaginal sling removed in 2012 but I am still having pain,” says Kossondra. “My doctor told me that it is due to so much scar tissue. I think it is about time to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.”Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Complaint: Is My Sex Life Over? ]
June 16, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: While American Medical Systems was “first out of the gate” to settle its AMS transvaginal mesh claims, one transvaginal mesh attorney says the amounts aren’t enough for pain and suffering that victims have endured. And a recent Boston Scientific settlement of $100 million is like a slap in the face to most AMS settlements of $40,000.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlements: Good for Victim or AMS? ]
May 11, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Endo International Plc, the owner of American Medical Systems, has made good on its word to settle AMS transvaginal mesh claims, unlike other transvaginal mesh manufacturers, namely unethical Ethicon.Read [ AMS Does the Right Thing ]
April 18, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
North Battleford, SK: Joan’s doctor sold her on having an AMS transvaginal mesh implanted at the same time she had a hysterectomy. She didn’t even need the mesh - it was just a precautionary measure so that she wouldn’t have problems with pelvic organ prolapse. “I didn’t even need this mesh and now I am separated because my husband didn’t understand why we weren’t having sex anymore,” says Joan.Read [ Divorce Another Transvaginal Mesh Side Effect ]
March 6, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Bakersfield, CA: While Judge Joseph Goodwin has praised American Medical Systems, the maker of AMS transvaginal mesh, for settling its transvaginal mesh lawsuits, other TVM manufacturers have infuriated him. But it appears that AMS and Judge Goodwin have finally paved the way for others to finally settle, just as transvaginal mesh lawyers predicted.Read [ Good on Judge Goodwin and AMS Transvaginal Mesh ]
February 7, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Pittsburgh, PA: And women say it again: AMS transvaginal mesh is good for absolutely nothing. At one time it reaped a nice profit for Endo International Plc, owner of American Medical Systems (AMS). But the recent $1.3 billion settlement by Endo clearly has eaten into the drug company’s bottom line.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing. ]
January 7, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Houston, TX: Since Darlene had an American Medical Systems transvaginal mesh implanted, she has undergone two painful surgeries in an attempt to remove the mesh. “I’ve been in so much pain since having this mesh implanted that I’m now addicted to the Fentanyl Patch,” says Darlene, a 35-year-old mother of three young children.Read [ More AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Expected for 2015 ]
December 3, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Newark, NJ: Diane had been complaining to her doctor about AMS transvaginal mesh problems ever since she had the AMS surgery five years ago. He told her that nothing was wrong, that it was all in her head. Diane was almost convinced, until she saw the PBS Need to Know episode on transvaginal mesh last year.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Victim Gives Husband Permission to Pay for Sex ]
November 5, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Bend, OR: Endo Pharmaceutical’s American Medical Systems (AMS) has agreed to pay almost $1.3 billion to resolve its AMS transvaginal meshlawsuits over the mesh implants. This amount may seem substantial but only averages $40,000 per case, which is nowhere near enough for women who have suffered and continue to suffer mesh erosion and other serious vaginal mesh side effects.Read [ Putting a Price on Pain: AMS Transvaginal Mesh ]