A western Canadian newspaper is reporting on more than 300 women from across the country who are about to file a class-action vaginal mesh lawsuit claiming injuries stemming from the surgical material.

According to the Feb. 8 report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the case will be brought to a Winnipeg court next week, with papers also being filed in Canadian provinces Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Although they may have suffered similar vaginal mesh side effects, each of the women involved in this transvaginal mesh lawsuit has a different story to tell.

Canadian Newspaper Provides Insight into Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Last week for example, the Winnipeg Free Press offered a bit of perspective on the case by profiling the struggles of one 49-year old mother of four who claims to have been inundated with pain since receiving a transvaginal mesh implant last year. She has been off work ever since, and describes her life to the Free Press as “Hell on Earth.”

In the U.S., more than 8,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits are pending in federal court.  Cases filed over products manufactured by Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, and C.R. Bard Inc. have been consolidated in separate multidistrict litigations (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin is currently handling all proceedings.

Transvaginal mesh is a surgical material implanted into a woman’s vaginal wall to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Women who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits claim to have experienced one or more of the following side effects:

  • mesh erosion
  • infection
  • pain
  • urinary problems
  • recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News

Some of the first bellwether trials, which are the first heard by juries and could indicate how future juries will rule in similar actions, have been scheduled for federally-filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

The first trial for the multidistrict litigation involving products marketed by C.R. Bard Inc. is set to begin in February 2013, and the first trial for lawsuits filed against American Medical Systems Inc. will begin December, 3, 2013, according to court documents obtained in a December 2012 status conference.

How to File a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

If you suffered injuries after being implanted with transvaginal mesh, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414. You may be eligible to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit to receive compensation for any pain and suffering you may have been caused.

Published February 8, 2013 by