Under the terms of a recently negotiated $830 million settlement, women who have complications because of an American Medical Systems’ (AMS) transvaginal mesh device can now receive compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering. Transvaginal mesh implants, often referred to as bladder slings, are medical devices that are designed to provide a less-invasive way to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. These problems had previously been treated with abdominal surgery; however, the implants could be inserted vaginally. Though the transvaginal mesh was created to allow women faster recoveries, the device was created serious medical complications. An estimated 25,000 + women have suffered painful side effects and required removal of the devices. In some instances, multiple surgeries have been required. It is currently unclear how many women may have the dangerous device but have not yet experienced complications. AMS currently faces over 22,000 lawsuits in relation to the devices. The settlement will provide $830 million in compensation for those whose medical records reflect use of the device and with confirmation of properly documented compensable facts. There are still other transvaginal mesh manufacturers facing litigation over similar injuries caused by their products. If you, or someone you love, had an American Medical Systems device or any other transvaginal mesh product implanted and have suffered as a result, we can help you file and process your claim for damages. Contact Knox Boteler at email@example.com (please put “Mesh Settlement” in the subject line of your e-mail) or call Knox at 1 866-975-7766 toll free. Learn more about our law firm here.
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