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Illicit Enterprises: From Stolen Kidneys to Cash for AMS Transvaginal Mesh

Illicit Enterprises: From Stolen Kidneys to Cash for AMS Transvaginal Mesh September 29, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Fort Lauderdale, FL: Encouraging women with AMS transvaginal mesh complications to have the device removed in order to ensure a bigger cash payout is unethical, to say the least. This scenario sounds as horrific as stealing kidneys from someone in a third world country. Actually, it’s worse, because the scene is Florida and it’s happening now.
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Transvaginal Mesh POP v SUI Warning

Transvaginal Mesh POP v SUI Warning August 2, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: Margot has undergone three surgeries in an attempt to remove AMS transvaginal mesh she had implanted for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). She is outraged that the FDA reclassified transvaginal mesh as high risk only to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP). And she is worried that her transvaginal mesh lawsuit may be delayed or reduced because of this action.
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Transvaginal Mesh and FDA Failure

Transvaginal Mesh and FDA Failure July 27, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Too many women who have suffered transvaginal mesh complications wonder how it was ever approved by the FDA and why it took the agency so long to classify the mesh as a high-risk medical device. And when TVM victims find out, they are furious at both the FDA and the mesh makers.
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Transvaginal Mesh Warnings Added to Labels

Transvaginal Mesh Warnings Added to Labels July 5, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: One transvaginal mesh manufacturer is adding new safety labels to its pelvic meshes and slings, saying they are considered permanent implants and that removal can be complicated or impossible.
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AMS Transvaginal Mesh Scammers?

AMS Transvaginal Mesh Scammers? June 2, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: In its AMS transvaginal mesh litigation, American Medical Systems says a medical funding scheme set up by businessmen, lawyers and doctors profits from women who want transvaginal mesh removed, according to Canada’s National Post and Reuters.
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AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlements—Too Little, Too Late?

AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlements—Too Little, Too Late? May 2, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Minnetonka, MN: More than 135,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed worldwide, and about 46,000 of those claims were filed against American Medical Systems (AMS) regarding its Endo transvaginal mesh. While some AMS plaintiffs may have been relieved with the news that Endo reached a settlement (and it was the first of the TVM manufacturers to do so), they aren’t satisfied with the outcome.
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Allergic to AMS Transvaginal Mesh

Allergic to AMS Transvaginal Mesh April 12, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
North Bay, ON: June says she has been suffering from a serious allergic reaction to AMS transvaginal mesh, which is made with polypropylene, since she had the mesh implanted in 2013. “I went back to the hospital - here in northern Ontario - and they just told me to take Benedryl for the itch,” says June.
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Endo Stops Making AMS Transvaginal Mesh

Endo Stops Making AMS Transvaginal Mesh March 13, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Eden Prarie, MN: Endo International is closing its Astora Women’s Health device unit, the company that sells the now-defunct American Medical Systems (AMS) transvaginal mesh implants for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Endo, which bought AMS in 2011 for $2.9 billion, said it is shutting down transvaginal mesh production due to soaring legal costs and settlement payouts awarded by juries to injured women in the United States.
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AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Money “Chump Change”

AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Money “Chump Change” February 14, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Tacoma, WA: Andrea recently received a transvaginal mesh settlement offer from American Medical Systems (AMS), but she says it’s little more than “chump change” given the four-year nightmare she has gone through since the device was implanted, and it ain’t over yet...
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AMS Transvaginal Mesh: Pain Is the New Norm

AMS Transvaginal Mesh: Pain Is the New Norm January 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Boston, MA: Diane doesn’t know how extensive the damages from AMS transvaginal mesh have been, because she can’t find a doctor willing to remove the mesh. “My doctor who implanted the mesh is in denial, telling me there is nothing wrong, but a day doesn’t go by when I’m not in pain,” she says.
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