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AMS Requests Consolidation of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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American Medical Systems, (AMS) has filed requests for the centralization and consolidation of all federal filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed across the United States. There are currently 85 AMS lawsuits filed on behalf of 133 plaintiffs in 20 federal courts throughout the nation, the Fort Worth Injury Board has reported.

The lawsuits all complain that problems with the design, manufacturing, testing, marketing or labeling of AMS vaginal mesh products including the AMS BioArc, AMS Elvate, AMS Apogee, AMD Perigree, SPARC, In-Fast Unltra, MiniArc, and Straight-In mesh devices used to pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

The lawsuits all allege that the product defects caused severe complications and permanent injury. The FDA issued a warning about transvaginal mesh devices and adverse complications after receiving close to 3,000 complaints regarding the complications including infection and erosion of the mesh into the vagina. The agency has concluded that vaginal mesh shows no additional benefits over more traditional approaches in the treatment of pelvic prolapse and urinary stress incontinence.

AMS has requested that the cases should be centralized in Minnesota, where the company’s headquarters are located, and where most of the documentation and witnesses are located. disclaimer: This article: AMS Requests Consolidation of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits was posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 8:08 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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