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Florida Woman Files Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Against American Medical Systems

Posted on December 28, 2012

The Jacksonville transvaginal mesh injury attorneys at Farah & Farah have been alerted to a new lawsuit filed by a Florida woman against American Medical Systems (AMS). The woman alleges she suffered serious complications from the company’s AMS Monarc Subfacial Hammock mesh device.

The complaint contends the woman had surgery to have the Monarc Subfascial Hammock implanted in 2008 because she had been suffering from stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The lawsuit goes on to allege that she suffered permanent injuries from the device that led to “significant mental and physical pain and suffering.”

She is seeking exemplary, punitive, and compensatory damages for her injuries. The woman’s husband is also seeking damages for loss of consortium with his wife.

The suit contends that American Medical Systems made false representations to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the mesh device. It also claims the company promoted the mesh as safe and effective, but it knew or should have known that it was unsafe because there had been previous reports of serious adverse issues associated with the Monarc Subfascial Hammock. Those serious adverse effects included infection, migration of the mesh, and perforation of organs, according to the lawsuit.

Many of the mesh lawsuits against AMS have been consolidated in an MDL (multidistrict litigation) in West Virginia, while others are pending in the Superior Court of Delaware.

Have you suffered an injury due to a transvaginal mesh implant? If you have, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Call Farah & Farah at (800) 533-3555 or Contact Us online to find out what your legal options might be. Our experienced legal team is standing by ready to fight for your legal rights.