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Canada-wide Class Action Litigation Being Pursued For Transvaginal Mesh Victims


Canada-wide Class Action Litigation Being Pursued For Transvaginal Mesh Victims

CALGARY, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Merchant Law Group LLP announced today expanding Canadian class action litigation regarding Transvaginal Mesh Products.

"Yesterday, a USA victim was awarded US$3.35 million for the individual pain and suffering she endured due to a Transvaginal Mesh implant.  This very significant Court Judgment awarded to Ms. Gross is a clear demonstration that compensation is due to women throughout Canada and the United States who have been victimized by defective Transvaginal Mesh implants." said Tony Merchant, Q.C., a leading Canadian class action lawyer.

Thousands of Canadian women has suffered due to defective Transvaginal Mesh implants. Health Canada first licensed these products for sale and use in Canada on August 19, 1998.  Complications arising from the mesh implants include but are not limited to: erosion in the vagina and urethra, pain, infection, perforations, including perforations in the bowel and bladder, pain during sexual intercourse, injuries to adjacent organs and blood vessels.  In some cases, multiple surgical procedures to remove the mesh are necessary.

Merchant Law Group has launched class action lawsuits in various provinces on behalf of all Canadian women who have been injured by defective Transvaginal Mesh implants.

A copy of the Ontario class action can be viewed at www.merchantlaw.com/johnson.pdf as an example of the lawsuits being prosecuted regarding defective Transvaginal Mesh implants.  Other class action lawsuits launched before the Canadian courts by Merchant Law Group have included the following Vaginal Mesh Defendants: American Medical Systems Inc., AMS Canada Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Coloplast A/S, Coloplast Canada, C.R. Bard, Inc., Bard Canada Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Inc., Ethicon Women's Health and Urology, Gynecare Inc., Ethicon SARL, Johnson & Johnson Inc., and Mentor Corporation.

Anyone seeking more information or who believes they may be eligible to participate in the Vaginal Mesh class actions should provide their contact information online at http://www.merchantlaw.com/classactions/vaginalmesh.php or call our law firm at 1-888-567-7777 for further information.

Merchant Law Group LLP, a leading Canadian class action firm, has offices in 12 cities across Canada, from Montreal to Victoria.

For Media inquiries, please contact Tony Merchant, Q.C., at 306-539-7777 for further comment (who is currently in Ottawa)

For Francophone inquiries, you may also contact our Montreal office at 514-248-7777

SOURCE: Merchant Law Group

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CO: Merchant Law Group ST: Alberta NI: LAW VERDICTS LAWVIEWS

-0- Feb/26/2013 07:21 GMT

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