A national class action has commenced this month on behalf of Canadian women who were implanted with transvaginal mesh products (“TVM products”) manufactured and distributed by Johnson & Johnson and its related companies that were involved in the manufacture and distribution of these products in Canada, according to an article from Yahoo Finance published earlier this month.
The complications from TVM products can be significant and may include mesh erosion and contraction, fistulas, perforation of surrounding tissues and organs, infection, blood loss, scar tissue, graft-versus-host reactions, incontinence, re-prolapse of pelvic organs and nerve damage. In some cases, the severity of these complications has resulted in the need for one or more corrective surgeries.
The proposed Canadian representative Plaintiff from London, Ontario was implanted with TVM products in 2008 and has since suffered from significant complications, resulting in corrective surgeries to remove the defective mesh material.
At the Law Offices of Michael B. Serling, we have been helping our clients in the United States with their rights to pursue a lawsuit against the manufactures of TVM products which were developed and marketed by the defendants. TVM products were marketed worldwide to be used in the treatment of a wide variety of urogynecological conditions, including various forms of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.