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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against AMS

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Laura Jones, El Paso, Texas, has filed a lawsuit against American Medical Systems (AMS) in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging AMS failed to warn patients of the increased risk of side effects of the vaginal mesh sling.

According to the lawsuit, Jones had the vaginal mesh sling implanted in June 2009, to restore her vaginal structure and support her pelvic organs after they prolapsed. Jones alleges that vaginal mesh sling eroded into her vagina, and caused severe pain and urinary problems and that she had to have numerous surgeries to have the AMS vaginal mesh sling removed.<!–more–>

In 2008, after receiving more than 1,000 complaints, the FDA issued a warning about vaginal mesh complications regardless of device manufacturer. The most common complications are erosion into the vagina, bladder, intestines and uterus; mesh shrinkage or migration; scar tissue formulation; infection; pain; urinary problems including painful urination; pain during sex; fistulas; and prolapsed organ reoccurrence.

Pelvic and vaginal mesh slings are used to as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence.

Jones’ lawsuit seeks to hold AMS responsible under the laws of strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, fraud, misrepresentation and consumer protection law violations. disclaimer: This article: Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against AMS was posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 8:02 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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