A $21,500,000 settlement has been reached in the Canadian women transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit against manufacturers Boston Scientific Ltd. and Boston Scientific Corporation over reported injuries.
The transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit applies to all women in Canada who have had an implanted device for treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and/or for treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) anytime on or before Feb. 28, 2020. The Court has authorized the Compensation Protocol, which will manage the compensation amounts for eligible Class Members. The transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit Canada is seeking damages for all eligible claimants to cover administration fees, legal fees and health care expenses.
The Canadian transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit against BSC began in 2012 following varied injuries allegedly acquired by the devices. The lawsuit was initiated by plaintiff Susan Vester who had the medical device implanted to prevent incontinence. She allegedly experienced transvaginal mesh complications including urinary problems, pain during sexual intercourse, and emotional stress.
On June 12, 2020, the class action settlement was approved in the Ontario Superior Court.
Representing lawyer Jill McCartney of Siskinds, stated, “We are proud of this settlement on behalf of Canadian women who have received pelvic mesh implants. We are pleased to be able to finally resolve the claims of the class members.”
The planned transvaginal mesh settlement is not an admission of liability by the BSC, and the court has not found any liability against them. BSC continues to renounce the allegations cited in the class action lawsuit Canada.
Class Members can claim compensation in the Canadian transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit by submitting claims to be formally judged for eligibility by the Claims Administrator per the guidelines of the Compensation Protocol.
A claim by the Estate of the Class Member may be made if the Class Member has passed away. If the claim is approved, the legal Estate Representative will be sent the class action rebate payment for that Estate. The representative will need to provide proof of authority to act as the representative.
The dates for the initial claim period for women in Canada who had a transvaginal mesh implant from Boston Scientific Corporation starts from April 1, 2016, and will end Jan. 18, 2021. There will also be a supplemental claim period scheduled to end on Jan. 18, 2023. If women with transvaginal mesh implants suffer continued injuries after Jan.18, 2021, or missed the first claim deadline, and were given an implant on or after April 1, 2016, they will be eligible to submit a claim during the supplemental claim period.
Filing a claim in the Canadian transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit can seem daunting. The claim will require retrieving medical records and may be complicated, so obtaining lawyer representation of your choice is an option. If you choose to retain a lawyer for your representation, you will be responsible for paying the legal fees.
If you want to submit a claim for the initial claim period, the submission must be postmarked by Jan. 18. 2021. The deadline for Supplemental claims is Jan. 18, 2023.
The Class Members include all women in Canada who had a Boston Scientific Corporation transvaginal mesh implant to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and/or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) any time on or before Feb. 28, 2020.
The transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit is seeking a collective $21,500,000 (Canadian dollars) to split between the Class Members. It is undetermined how much compensation will be given to each individual. The compensation will be used to pay for the cost of the settlement, legal fees, and medical expenses.
Proof of Purchase
To be eligible for the class action lawsuit, you must provide medical records of obtaining a transvaginal mesh implant from Boston Scientific Corporation for (SUI) and/or (POP) on or before Feb. 28, 2020.
If you have acquired injuries due to the transvaginal mesh implant, provide medical evidence in your claim.
Claim Form Deadline
Initial claims 1/18/21
Supplemental claims 1/18/23
The Canadian Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit is Susan Vester, et al. v. Boston Scientific Ltd., et al., Case No. CV-15-527310 CP, in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Canada.
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