Shine Lawyers have commenced a class action which has been brought on behalf of all women who have been implanted with one or more of the following implants in Australia and suffered complications as a result:
- GYNECARE PROLIFT Total, Anterior and Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Systems;
- GYNECARE PROLIFT+M Total, Anterior and Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Systems;
- GYNECARE PROSIMA Anterior, Posterior and Combined Pelvic Floor Repair Systems;
- GYNECARE TVT Tension-free Vaginal Tape System;
- GYNECARE TVT ABBREVO Continence System;
- GYNECARE TVT Obturator System;
- GYNECARE TVT SECUR System; and
- GYNECARE GYNEMESH PS Nonabsorbable PROLENE Soft Mesh.
Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon’s mesh implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence caused by weakened or damaged pelvic floor tissue.
It's claimed that the implants were not fit for their purpose, were not of merchantable quality and were not safe as persons are generally entitled to expect in contravention of the Trade Practices Act. It is also alleged that Ethicon Sárl and Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson were negligent.
We are aware that there are other companies who manufacture polypropylene mesh and tape such as Boston Scientific. We are not investigating these implants or polypropylene mesh used in hernia repair.
If you have a American Medical Systems (AMS) mesh or tape implant
, you may also have a claim for compensation. Shine lawyers are investigating claims and can inform you of your rights. Information on this class action can be found by clicking here.