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Transvaginal mesh – individual claims

TRANSVAGINAL MESH – INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS

Transvaginal Mesh implants (commonly referred to as pelvic mesh, vaginal mesh, a “hammock” mesh, or a “sling” mesh) are generally used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (“POP”) and stress urinary incontinence (“SUI”) for female patients.

TVM implants have been  associated with the development of a number of side effects, often due to mesh erosion through the vaginal wall, infection, pain, urinary problems, recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence, bladder perforation, vaginal scarring, pain during sexual intercourse, and other problems which may lead to a significant decrease in quality of life due to discomfort and pain.

Our law firm has personal injury lawyers ready to assist you throughout Canada, from our twelve local law offices.  Merchant Law Group LLP is representing individual Canadian women who have experienced difficulties with transvaginal mesh implants made by certain manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon, American Medical Systems, and Boston Scientific.

If you have a TVM mesh manufactured by one of these companies, or do not know who manufactured your mesh implant, please email us at meshinfo@merchantlaw.com

Our law firm has 12 local law offices across Canada in order to serve you better.  Please call us at 1-888-567-7777 to find a local personal injury lawyer in your area.

If you wish to speak with one of our mesh personal injury lawyers immediately (for a free consultation) please call or email us at meshinfo@merchantlaw.com 

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Further deadline information (regarding specific TVM implant manufacturers) is below:

 

American Medical Systems Inc. – AMS TVM implants

The Canada-wide TVM class action against American Medical Systems Inc. (AMS) settled successfully.  The AMS Settlement has been approved by the Superior Court of Justice. The deadline to apply to the AMS Settlement in Canada is July 27, 2020.

However, in certain circumstances, a new individual claim may be submitted under clause b. below:

  1. July 27, 2020 – Deadline to submit your claim in the Initial Claim Period

The Initial Claim Period deadline was designed to compensate Class Members for any known mesh injuries they have suffered prior to July 27, 2020.

  1. July 27, 2022 – Deadline to submit your claim in the Supplemental Claim Period

The Supplemental Claim Period is designed to compensate Class Members for injuries sustained after July 27, 2020 or for worsening injuries after July 27, 2020, and to compensate Class Members who missed the Initial Claim Period deadline.  If you wish to potentially make a compensation claim as part of the Supplemental Claim Period, please contact our law firm to submit a claim form to the Claims Administrator before July 27, 2022. If you do NOT submit your Claim by July 27, 2022 your claim cannot be processed, and you will not be eligible for any benefits under the Settlement Agreement.

Please contact our law firm without delay if you wish to discuss submitting an individual compensation claim under the AMS class action settlement.

Our law offices are currently accepting new AMS mesh individual clients and one of our mesh personal injury lawyers would happy to discuss your compensation options with you (which is a free consultation).

The Canadian Courts have authorized the following short-form notice information regarding the AMS class action settlement: English Notice (click for PDF) or Avis en Français (Cliquez pour le PDF)

 

Boston Scientific TVM implants

The Canada-wide TVM class action against Boston Scientific settled successfully.

Our law offices are currently accepting new Boston Scientific mesh clients but the individual compensation claims deadline regarding BSC mesh claims is expected to expire in November 2020.

Please email us at meshinfo@merchantlaw.com for more information and one of our lawyers will call (or email) you within 48 hours.  We encourage you to contact our law firm without delay, to be certain that you commence your individual compensation claim before any deadlines expires (or simply to receive general information).

 

Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) TVM implants

Canadian litigation regarding Johnson & Johnson mesh implants has been settled by way of an inventory settlement (and the previous class action litigation has been discontinued in Canada).

The Class Action against Johnson & Johnson and related companies (“Ethicon”) has been discontinued and will not be proceeding. Although Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon deny any liability, settlement of certain eligible individual compensation claims will be considered until September 27, 2020.

Our law offices are currently accepting new Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon mesh clients, but you must contact us prior to the individual claims deadline of September 27, 2020.

Please email us at meshinfo@merchantlaw.com for more information and one of our lawyers will call (or email) you within 48 hours.  We encourage you to contact our law firm without delay, to be certain that you commence your individual compensation claim before any deadlines expires (or simply to receive general information).

 

Coloplast and Bard TVM implants

Our law firm is no longer accepting clients who were implanted with a Coloplast or Bard TVM implants.

Please contact another law firm (without delay, as limitation periods apply) if you were implanted with a Coloplast or Bard TVM implant.

The class action commenced against Coloplast Canada Corporation was discontinued on July 15, 2016. Although Coloplast denies liability, it agreed to attempt to settle certain claims on an individual basis. Coloplast considered the settlement of individual claims prior to a claims deadline of November 14, 2016.

Notice of discontinuance of Alberta proceedings

 

Covidien TVM implants

The Canadian class action against this manufacturer (Covidien) has been discontinued. Our law firm is no longer accepting new clients who were implanted with a Covidien TVM implants.

Please contact another law firm (without delay, as limitation periods apply) if you were implanted with a Covidien TVM implant.

The class action commenced against Covidien was discontinued on January 24, 2020. Although Covidien denies any liability, it agreed to attempt to settle certain claims on an individual basis. Covidien considered the settlement of individual claims prior to a claims deadline of May 25, 2020.

Notice of discontinuance of Covidien Class Action

 

Please note: The information provided on this website is Not Legal Advice. The information may or may not be accurate. The information is for discussion purposes only. Reliance upon any information provided would not be grounds to advance a claim against Merchant Law for providing any advice. In order to get a formal legal opinion upon which you may rely about any specific fact scenario, you would have to first retain the services of a lawyer and request a formal legal opinion.