AMS Transvaginal Mesh Articles
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 ]
October 7, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Stettler, AB: Jodi’s life changed for the worse since having AMS transvaginal mesh implanted. “For the past three years I haven’t been able to play soccer with my kids because the slightest exertion causes me to double over in pain,” she says.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Must Go—In More Ways Than One ]
“This transvaginal mesh has even affected my family.”
September 21, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It was about three years ago that Endo International acquired American Medical Systems (AMS), the medical device manufacturer responsible for AMS mesh. Now, according to Business Monitor Online (9/2/14), Wall Street is abuzz with news that Endo has AMS on the block.Read [ Will Endo Unload American Medical Systems Over AMS Mesh Problems? ]
August 25, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Charleston, WV: When Trudy complained to her doctor about stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after she gave birth to her third child, he advised her to have a simple procedure that would solve any leakage. “He told me that this product was the next best thing to sliced bread so I had the AMS transvaginal mesh implanted and I will never trust doctors again,” says Trudy.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Good News and Bad News ]
July 30, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: Although American Medical Systems and Endo, the AMS transvaginal mesh manufacturer, has agreed to settle approximately 20,000 cases, this amount averages about $40,000 per woman who has suffered severe pain due to mesh erosion and protrusion, and many women can no longer have sexual intercourse. Some women who have been living in agony for a number of years are insulted with this amount of compensation.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlements “Slap in the Face” ]