The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman against American Medical Systems in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, over injuries allegedly caused by the Perigee System with InteXen LP and the Apogee System with InteXen LP Transvaginal Mesh device.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was implanted with the American Medical device on May 19, 2010 to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The complaint says since the surgery, the plaintiff has suffered significant mental and physical pain, permanent injury, substantial and permanent physical deformity, as well as loss of bodily organ systems, and has undergone and will continue to undergo corrective surgeries.
The lawsuit alleges that American Medical knew or should have known that the transvaginal mesh products could cause issues like vaginal erosion, extrusion, perforation, infection, abscess, and chronic pain before putting the device on the market.
According to the lawsuit, 33 manufacturers have been ordered by the FDA to conduct post market studies assessing organ damage and other problems associations with the transvaginal mesh.