The In-Fast Ultra by American Medical Systems (AMS) is a vaginal sling designed to treat urinary incontinence in women. Constructed from a surgical mesh, the sling is implanted transvaginally, with no abdominal incisions, to support sagging organs causing the incontinence. Despite the very simple surgical procedure required of the In-Fast Ultra, the transvaginal mesh may in fact be much more dangerous than higher impact traditional surgery. The FDA has noted that device failure for all transvaginal mesh implants used to treat either stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is not uncommon, and is significantly more frequent than traditional, non-mesh surgeries.

Serious Side Effects Caused by the In-Fast Ultra

Complications arising from the porous surgical mesh are the primary cause of implant failure. Overtime, the tissue can grow through the mesh, or the mesh can extrude into the vaginal walls causing the patient excruciating pain. In such cases, it is necessary to excise all the parts of the mesh implant to prevent permanent tissue damage, a process which can become complicated by tissue in-growth. Mesh related side effects related to the In-Fast Ultra include:

  • Mesh exposure
  • Mesh contraction
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Vaginal shrinkage/scarring
  • Neuro-muscular problems

Other AMS Products

AMS faces hundreds of lawsuits filed by patients who experienced serious health complications due to various brands of transvaginal mesh devices manufactured by the company. The FDA recently released a notice alerting patients that transvaginal mesh implants used to treat POP or SUI are more dangerous than traditional POP or SUI surgery while have no added benefits, such as a better efficacy rate. AMS has marketed and sold more than half a dozen mesh implants, including:

  • In-Fast Ultra
  • Miniarc
  • Monarc Subfascial Hammock
  • Pedigree
  • Sparc
  • Straight-in

Pending Lawsuits Against AMS
AMS is one of several medical device manufacturers facing lawsuits related to its transvaginal mesh devices. If you have been harmed as a result of any of AMS’ vaginal slings, be sure to consult a professional product liability lawyer for information regarding your rightful compensation. Because these devices were approved via the FDA 510(k) process, many manufacturers rushed products to market without thoroughly testing the devices. For those who have suffered major injuries from a defective mesh product, a product liability claim may recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Revision surgery costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost wages/reduced earnings potential

Experienced Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers

Against a giant medical device manufacturer, having the right legal representation is key to recovering the full and fair compensation you are entitled to. American Medical Systems manufactured, marketed, and sold, numerous transvaginal mesh devices with little clinical tests ensuring the safety of their products. To prove liability and recover your rightful compensation, contact a professional lawyer to make sure your legal representation has sufficient time to fully explore all of your legal options. Estey & Bomberger’s experienced lawyers can help you understand your rights and determine the course of action best suited to your particular case. For more information, contact us for a free consultation today.

One Comment

  1. Victoria Harper
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 00:43:19

    I had surgery April 25, 2014 and I have been having complications. I have mesh exposure, pain on urination and lower abdomen right side pain. My doctor keeps blaming it on me. She says “your body is just rejecting it.” And on the pain on urination she is saying that women experience pain after 5 years of going into menopause. I never experienced any pain prior to surgery. I feel like I am getting blamed and she isn’t taking any responsibility. I just want to get fixed. Is there any help for me?

    Victoria Harper

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