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Endo’s AMS Claims Needless Pelvic Mesh Surgeries Were Performed

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Kaitlynn Martin1 year ago

Numerous businessman, doctors, and lawyers were accused by Endo International American Medical Systems Holdings of convincing women to go through unnecessary surgeries to remove pelvic mesh implants, as well as inflate their damage claims.

Overview of Pelvic Mesh Accusation

Accoreing to MassDevice, $1.9 billion has been set aside by AMS to cover as many as 49,000 product liability lawsuits, claiming injury from the devices.

The company claims, however, that it has found at least 4 instances of women undergoing explanation procedures that their own doctors did not approve of. It is alleged that hundreds more have been influenced to have these surgeries, by countless lenders, doctors and lawyers.

A practice that has been used by medical funders is they buy up all the unpaid surgical bills for these mesh implants at a discount, they then put a lien on the settlement for the full amount of the bill, thus receiving profit. Any wrong doing is denied however, by the network, and they state that these women received necessary care they could not otherwise obtain.

About Pelvic Mesh Implants

The following information was provided by DrugWatch:

  • Pelvic/transvaginal mesh is made of a plastic called polypropylene. The mesh is implanted through the vagina.
  • Created to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
  • Complications can arise, such as organ perforation, infection, and erosion of vaginal tissues.
  • Nearly 70,000 lawsuits were filed by women claiming injury from mesh, in West Virginia courts alone.


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