Update: Court-Ordered Registration and Opt Out Notice Deadline: 29 October 2021
On 7 September 2021, the Federal Court of Australia ordered that Notices be sent to eligible group members in the Astora, Boston Scientific and Second Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon* class actions.
If you are a potential group member in these class actions, you will likely receive a Notice from the Federal Court in the coming weeks. These Notices contain important information regarding your ability to register to have your individual claim considered at any mediation ordered to take place this year, as well as your rights to Opt Out of the class actions if you are a group member.
In order to have your individual claim considered in these class actions, you must complete the Claimant Registration Form contained within the notice, and return it to Shine by 29 October 2021.
A copy of the Notice can be found here.
*If you have received a Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon implant listed below and suffered one or more complications after 4 July 2017, please continue reading this update. If you are a member of the First Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Mesh Class Action, meaning you received an implant prior to 4 July 2017, no further action is required from you unless you have also had an implant included in the other class actions listed.
Alternatively, you can complete a Registration Form online at www.australianmeshclassaction.com.au.
To complete a Registration Form online, please click the ‘Register Now’ button below and fill out the form.
About the American Medical Systems Mesh Class Action
This class action is against the manufacturers of the implants and American Medical Systems Medical Pty who supplied the implants in Australia.
The AMS implants have been used to relieve stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but instead have resulted in many severe complications for Australian women. These proceedings are brought on behalf of all women who have had one of the following implants inserted and suffered complications as a result:
- Perigee Transobturator Anterior Prolapse Repair System;
- Apogee Vaginal Vault and Posterior Prolapse Repair System;
- Elevate Anterior and Apical Prolapse Repair System;
- Elevate Apical and Posterior Prolapse Repair System;
- SPARC Sling System;
- MONARC Subfascial Hammock System;
- MiniArc Single-Incision Sling System;
- MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling System;
- MiniArc Pro Single-Incision Sling System;
- RetroArc Retropubic Sling System.
If you have received an AMS implant and want to be part of the class action, register now and our class action experts will investigate a claim on your behalf.
For more information about the products involved and further details about the class action, please see our “Common Questions” section below.
The implants and complications that are covered by these proceedings are described in our pleadings accessible below.
Supporting Documents for the AMS Class Action