Reportedly, a lawsuit was filed against American Medical Systems (AMS) and Boston Scientific for vaginal mesh complications. The suit was filed in Alabama on August 3rd and came on the heels of a large influx of lawsuits against Bard for their Avaulta mesh last month.
The claim is that the products were defective, causing severe injury to the plaintiff.
The product liability suit names the products that caused the alleged complications as an Elevate Anterior and Apical mesh system (made by AMS), a Pinnacle Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, and a Solyx SIS System (the latter two made by Boston Scientific). The claim is that the products were defective, causing severe injury to the plaintiff. Their adverse reaction to, and erosion of, human tissue is cited, as well as their propensity to harbor infection and their tendency to migrate from the site of the original implantation.
There are many transvaginal mesh products on the market. The FDA issued a new warning in July of 2011 concerning these devices, and specified that no particular devices were singled out or excluded from the warning. The warning addresses each of the issues named in this lawsuit, which are becoming increasingly common in women who have had these procedures.
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits continue to be filed on behalf of women who have been injured by these products. If you have suffered injury as a result of any transvaginal mesh product, you should consult a lawyer immediately, before the statute of limitations runs out. The surgeries required to reverse some of these mesh complications are expensive, and may not even be successful. A transvaginal mesh lawsuit can cover these medical costs and compensate for some of the damage you have incurred. Contact a vaginal mesh attorney today by completing the form on the right.