AMS Transvaginal Mesh Articles
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” ]
June 27, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Minnetonka, MN: Back in April, the maker of the AMS transvaginal mesh was sent a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning that issues found at the company’s plant required corrective action. As with other mesh makers, the company is also a defendant in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, alleging women were harmed by the use of AMS mesh.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Maker Receives FDA Warning Letter ]
May 7, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: At first glance, American Medical Systems’ $830 million agreement to settle about 22,000 AMS transvaginal mesh complaints seems generous. But that only averages about $40,000 per case, before legal fees. The lawsuits allege the AMS polypropylene mesh is defective and that doctors and consumers were not properly warned about transvaginal mesh complications.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlement “Never Enough,” Says Attorney ]
April 6, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Lavernia, TX: Barbara, who has gone through two transvaginal mesh procedures, is doing well compared with thousands of other women who required, or are looking for, revision surgery. Still, she is worried that her sex life is ruined for the rest of her life.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh: No Respect for Women or What Happens Post-Surgery ]
March 21, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Eugene, OR: Anyone with access to the Internet can do a quick search and discover that AMS transvaginal mesh risks far outweigh the benefits. But many women trust their doctors, and in the not-too-distant past, their doctors trusted the American Medical Systems sales reps. Not so much these days. With every AMS transvaginal mesh lawsuit filed, let’s hope less women will opt for transvaginal mesh to treat incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Victims Concur: Should Have Researched First ]
February 20, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Bend, OR: Combine AMS transvaginal mesh victims trying to find a doctor to remove the mesh and now a stall in AMS mesh litigation due to the varying degrees of injuries amongst so many women, and that adds up to a whole lot of frustrated women.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Glitches ]
January 16, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY: The bellwether trials for Endo’s American Medical Systems (AMS) transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been scheduled, with the first trial this April 2014. There are currently about 40,000 transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits pending in the six multidistrict litigations, known as MDL’s. And that number is expected to rise dramatically.Read [ A Busy Year Ahead for AMS Transvaginal Mesh Maker ]