American Medical Systems

Transvaginal mesh products are generally used for two primary purposes : Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence.  Like most manufacturers, American Medical Systems entered the transvaginal mesh market with a product used for stress urinary incontinence (initially SPARC, then the Monarc, Bioarc, and Miniarc) and later expanded their market share with products for pelvic organ prolapse (Elevate, Perigee, and Apogee).

Below is a list of the most popular American Medical Systems Transvaginal Mesh products.

Sling Products for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Mesh Kits for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

There are currently over 6000 cases filed against American Medical Systems for complications believed to be caused for their products.

FDA reported complications include:

  • Mesh Erosion or Protrusion
  • Vaginal or Abdominal Pain
  • Urinary Tract or Bladder Infections
  • Pain during sex (dyspareunia)
  • Organ perforation (unintended puncturing of surrounding organs or vaginal wall)
  • Removal or revision surgeries
  • Urinary problems
  • Recurrent Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
  • Recurrent Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
  • Vaginal Scarring or shortening
  • Emotional distress

American Medical Systems lawsuits are primarily focused on the following aspects:

  • Mesh manufacturers were not forthcoming with information on potential complications
  • Manufacturers did not perform necessary testing and clinical trials on their products
  • Mesh Removal Surgeries
  • Loss of Sexual Relations
  • Loss of Consortium ( Loss of spousal relationships)
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Quality of Life
  • Lost Wages
  • Out of pocket medical expenses

If you believe you have suffered complications due to a transvaginal mesh product and would like a free case evaluation or more information on transvaginal mesh in general. Contact Us Here

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