AMS Transvaginal Mesh Articles
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” ]
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 ]