Pelvic mesh manufacturers have been in the spotlight recently due to lawsuits filed in regards to injuries and complications related to their mesh devices. Many manufacturers of these devices have set aside millions of dollars to pay for settlements to those injured by pelvic mesh devices. However, one is asserting they should not have to pay when the procedure was medically unnecessary.
American Medical Systems, one of the major defendants in the litigation over vaginal mesh devices, is making accusations of doctors, businessmen, and lawyers of luring women into unneeded surgeries to remove the mesh devices. This allows them to inflate their damage claims.
The company, which is owned by Ireland-based Endo International, has set aside $1.9 billion to settle 49,000 lawsuits alleging injury from vaginal mesh devices.
AMS says that it has evidence that at least four women were persuaded to undergo surgeries that went against the recommendations of their own doctors. AMS alleges that medical funders are putting up the money for these removal surgeries, anticipating a greater return on their investment when the lawsuits are settled.
AMS claimed in a court filing that hundreds more women have been steered by a network of lawyers, lenders, and doctors into mesh removal procedures. All in order to perpetuate a fraud.
Members of the alleged network deny any wrongdoing. They contest that they are simply helping women to receive necessary medical care they could not afford or obtain from nearby doctors. They further allege that AMS is simply trying to distract attention from its own liability for selling the flawed devices.
If you have had an implanted vaginal mesh device and have suffered from injury or complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the “Strong Arm” attorneys at John Foy & Associates to discuss your case. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.