35 Canadian Women Have Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Resolved in Country’s First Settlement
Nearly three dozen Canadian women are seeing their transvaginal mesh lawsuits resolved after suffering pain and internal damage allegedly caused by pelvic implants they received for prolapse or incontinence, according to CTV News Canada.
A report on January 13th indicates that the mesh settlements affect 35 women in the country and are the first to be reached after multiple warnings from Health Canada that the devices may result in vaginal mesh complications. One woman whose case was recently settled had originally received a mesh device in 2008, and has since undergone 18 surgeries to remove it. Even after several attempts, some of the mesh continues to remain in her body, which has left her “on permanent disability for the rest of [her] life.” The woman is only 31 year old, and maintains that even though she is now receiving compensation through her transvaginal mesh settlement, no amount of financial retribution can alleviate the pain she believes she will experience for the rest of her life.
“Our lives have been turned upside-down in a multitude of ways that money can’t fix,” she says.
Another transvaginal mesh victim whose case was recently settled tells a similar story: after a series of emergency room visits and removal procedures between 2008 and 2012, she had part of her bladder removed when doctors were unable to complete remove the mesh.
3,000 Women Canadian Women Involved in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
According to the CTV News report, approximately 3,000 women in Canada are suing transvaginal mesh manufacturers for damages allegedly caused by a multitude of injuries. These may include chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, mesh erosion and organ damage, which also shared by women whose transvaginal mesh suits are now pending in various U.S. courts.
U.S. court documents show at least 60,000 pelvic mesh claims now underway in separate multidistrict litigations (MDL) established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. These cases involve products manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc., American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corp. and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, as well as other companies.
Two separate consolidated litigations are also moving forward in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where plaintiffs blame C.R. Bard and Ethicon for damages incurred by their mesh implants.
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