CALGARY, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Merchant Law Group LLP announced today
expanding Canadian class action litigation regarding Transvaginal Mesh
"Yesterday, a USA Transvaginal Mesh victim was awarded US$3.35 million
for the individual pain and suffering she endured resulting from a
Transvaginal Mesh implant. This very significant jury award to Ms.
Gross is a clear demonstration that compensation is due to women
throughout Canada and the United States who have been victimized by
defective Transvaginal Mesh implants. The Canadian class action
lawsuits assert that the manufacturers have acted with recklessly
disregard for the safety of the women receiving Transvaginal Mesh
implants, and failed to respond to the growing body of evidence that
mesh implants deliver little benefit over traditional non-mesh surgical
options" said Tony Merchant, Q.C., a leading Canadian class action
Thousands of Canadian women have suffered due to defective Transvaginal
Mesh implants. Health Canada first licensed these products for sale and
use in Canada on August 19, 1998. Complications arising from the mesh
implants include but are not limited to: erosion in the vagina and
urethra, pain, infection, perforations, including perforations in the
bowel and bladder, pain during sexual intercourse, injuries to adjacent
organs and blood vessels. In some cases, multiple surgical procedures
to remove the mesh are necessary.
Merchant Law Group has launched class action lawsuits in various
provinces on behalf of all Canadian women who have been injured by
defective Transvaginal Mesh implants.
A copy of the Ontario class action can be viewed at www.merchantlaw.com/johnson.pdf as an example of the lawsuits being prosecuted regarding defective
Transvaginal Mesh implants. Other class action lawsuits launched
before the Canadian courts by Merchant Law Group have included the
following Vaginal Mesh Defendants: American Medical Systems Inc., AMS
Canada Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Coloplast Canada, C.R.
Bard, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Inc., and Mentor Corporation.
For more information on the Canadian Vaginal Mesh class actions, please
visit: http://www.merchantlaw.com/classactions/vaginalmesh.php or call our law firm at 1-888-567-7777.
Merchant Law Group LLP, a leading Canadian class action firm, has
offices in 12 cities across Canada, from Montreal to Victoria.
SOURCE: Merchant Law Group
For further information:
For Media inquiries, please contact Tony Merchant, Q.C., at 306-539-7777 for further comment
For Francophone inquiries, you may also contact our Montreal office, at 514-248-7777