Transvaginal mesh medical devices have been the subject of much debate within the medical community recently. Since the beginning of their use, these devices have been known to cause severe complications within numerous patients.
Recently, American Medical Systems, Inc. agreed to pay about $830 million to resolve nearly 20,000 claims that adverse events affected their bodies after the device had been implanted. It is estimated that the award per plaintiff will be about $40,000.
Transvaginal mesh devices were developed in the past to fix pelvic organ prolapse (POP), among other problems in women. Complications can include infection, erosion of vaginal tissues, and more. The FDA has recognized these problems with the devices and issued several warnings to the public throughout the years.
Today, we are documenting some of the mesh models that are affecting consumers on our website. American Medical Systems, Inc. is not the only company making transvaginal mesh devices. Johnson and Johnson, Boston Scientific, and CR Bard Inc. are just a few others who have received reports on adverse events in patients.
If you or a family member have experienced complications after having a transvaginal mesh device implanted in your body, contact Brayton Purcell, LLP today. Our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights in the court room, and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions.
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