Boston Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Suit against Boston Scientific Receives Official Certification
July 17, 2017
A Canadian court has granted official certification to a class action suit against Boston Scientific, the makers of several transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices. The plaintiffs in the case are women who have had TVMs surgically implanted, and who blame the devices for serious personal injuries and reduction in their quality of life.
Any Canadian citizen who received a Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh device – also known as a pelvic mesh device – for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is eligible to join the class action suit. SUI and POP are common side effects of pregnancy and labor, and are often treated with pelvic mesh devices, the efficacy and safety of which have been questioned in numerous legal trials and clinical studies in several countries.
This specific case involves only TVMs manufactured by Boston Scientific, and does not include, per Canadian law, devices made by other manufacturers of the devices, such as AMS, Cook Medical Inc., Covidien, Johnson & Johnson, or the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon.
If you live in Canada, and have been surgically implanted with a Boston Scientific TVM device, you are entitled to be part of this ongoing case. To find out how, contact TheLawFirm.com. We are licensed to practice in the U.S. and in Canada, and the consultation is always free.
Ethically Challenged Ethicon
No company has done less to earn the name “Ethicon” than Ethicon. We’re willing to wager that Ethicon is one of the most unethical pharmaceutical companies around – and that’s saying something.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knew that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh was an inferior, dangerous product. That’s why the agency strongly encouraged Ethicon to recall the Physiomesh in 2016.
Even though Ethicon did recall the Physiomesh, the company won’t admit it. Johnson & Johnson calls the recall a “voluntary withdrawal.”
The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com call that “a load of hogwash.”
The problems with the Ethicon Physiomesh can be traced back to the problems with its design. In fact, the things that make the Ethicon Physiomesh stand out in a medical marketplace crowded with hernia mesh products are not its benefits, but its flaws.
All hernia mesh devices are made of polypropylene, a strong, lightweight plastic with a million and one uses. But polypropylene, even when sterilized, has been shown in countless clinical trials to decay when implanted in the human body. When it decays, it can cause infection. It can even cause severe bleeding and trauma in internal organs.
Nevertheless, the manufacturers of the Ethicon Physiomesh decided to compromise its quality by using an especially lightweight polypropylene.
So Johnson & Johnson made an unsafe product even less safe. Not only is it more prone to decaying, but the Physiomesh can easily rip. The sole purpose of a hernia mesh is to keep internal tissues in place. A ripped hernia mesh is utterly useless. More than that, it’s dangerous.
Kind of makes you wonder why any doctor or surgeon would recommend the use of the Ethicon Physiomesh.
And that’s why it’s important to remember that your doctors are as much as victim of Johnson & Johnson’s greed as you are. Your doctors and surgeons were on the receiving end of countless sales pitches – both high-pressure and subtle – from Johnson & Johnson. Whether they knew it or not, they were coerced by Johnson & Johnson to recommend the Physiomesh.
And now you’re paying the price.
Which is exactly why it’s time to even out the balance sheet. The time to take legal action against Johnson & Johnson is now. And the expert lawyers at TheLawFirm.com are the ones you want by your side.
We specialize in cases about the Ethicon Physiomesh. We know how to try them, and we know how to win them.
If you’ve experienced health problems as a result of the surgical implantation of the Ethicon Physiomesh, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Contact TheLawFirm.com to learn how we can help you.
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