“My mother’s first surgery did absolutely no good,” says Joy. “She was still incontinent, and soon afterwards, she suffered urinary tract infections, one after the other. In 2005, she had a second mesh surgery where they also did a partial hysterectomy (I assume it was because the first surgery needed correcting). That time the TVM implant took about four hours with two surgeons. When my 74-year-old mother came out of the anesthesia, we knew right away that she should never have had another AMS transvaginal mesh.”
Joy says that not only did her mother suffer AMS side effects, namely a lot of pain and discomfort from the mesh, but she had an adverse reaction to the anesthesia and never recovered. And again, the procedure did nothing to help treat her incontinence. Joy also wonders why the surgery took so long. Did both surgeons try to remove mesh that may have eroded?
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“Another thing: When mother came out of the second surgery, the two surgeons talked to me and my father. One of them told my mom and dad that they had to restructure her rear end; they did some kind of tacking. ‘I can tell you one thing, you are just like a 16-year-old down there now,’ one of the surgeons said to her. Later my mum said to me, ‘I could have killed him for saying that in front of your daddy.’ It was in poor taste, to say the least. I am still mad at those surgeons but I am furious with the AMS manufacturer. My mother passed away last year and I blame her death on AMS.
“I am pursuing an AMS lawsuit and I’ve been in contact with AMS lawyers, but no amount of money will change my mind.”