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Transvaginal Mesh
(TVM) Action Group

Be heard. Help other women.
Get the compensation you deserve.

Are you among the more than 100,000 women in the UK who were fitted with a transvaginal mesh (TVM) implant between 1 January, 2010 and present? If so, you may be eligible to join our group action and claim compensation.

Does this affect you?

The TVM plastic, known to erode and disintegrate and slice through organs and vaginal walls, has maimed thousands of women like you, causing debilitating pelvic pain and other complications following surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Facing limited treatment options, many women have endured additional surgeries to remove the mesh and repair damaged tissue.

We believe you and know your pain is real.

For far too long women’s pain has been ignored and dismissed by the medical profession whilst 15,000 women in the UK each year have continued to receive vaginal mesh implants. Stop suffering in silence.

If you have experienced any of the following side effects as a result of your TVM implant,
you may be eligible for compensation:

Mesh manufacturers failed to properly research, design and test their products and then sold these unreasonably dangerous devices without adequately warning women and the medical community about the risk of vaginal mesh failure. In the UK and around the world, thousands of women have been harmed as a result.

PGMBM is committed to seeking justice for these women.

Johnson and Johnson settle in Scotland

We are pleased to report that hundreds of women who have suffered injury following the insertion of transvaginal meshes in Scotland are set to share £50 million in compensation, after Johnson & Johnson (J & J) settled their claims.

Their victory comes months after an Australian court ruled against multinational giant J & J on behalf of 1,350 women who had mesh and tape products implanted to treat pelvic prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, both common complications of childbirth.

The women in Scotland had accused the pharmaceutical giant of causing them agonising pain having been implanted with the products over the past few decades.

Ethicon (J & J’s medical devices subsidiary) denies any wrongdoing, but has stated that the settlement will avoid prolonging an uncertain legal process for all parties.

This settlement is an important step towards compensating the damage caused by TVM – but it isn’t enough to get all women like you the closure and compensation they deserve. That’s why we’re taking further steps to join forces with hundreds of women in the UK for this Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit. Together, we’ll save other women from the harm that the TVM can cause, while getting you compensation for all the costs and damage it has caused you.

Why choose PGMBM for your claim?

We are dedicated to amplifying your voice and championing you

We have assembled a powerful team of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers reinforced with the financial resources and tested expertise of American class action lawyers to ensure that your case is aggressively litigated against the transvaginal mesh manufacturers responsible for your medical complications. We are passionate about winning this group action! SPG Law’s American partners have represented and obtained compensation for over 15,000 women in the United States and have already won over $1 billion of compensation for consumers in similar cases. We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, and unlike other law firms, we cap our fees and aim to secure the maximum compensation owed to you for your pain and suffering and financial losses. We do everything for you and make your claim simple.
Join together with thousands of other indefatigable women in the UK and hold the mesh manufacturers to account!

How much compensation will I receive?

PGMBM understands that no amount of money can repair bodies, broken families or the loss of loved ones that has resulted from TVM complications. In many cases, compensation can pay for the extensive treatments and multiple repair surgeries needed to survive and improve your quality of life.

For many of our clients, compensation is more than money: it’s public vindication that the medical community should have listened to you and taken your concerns seriously. It’s a way to hold the mesh manufacturers to account and save other women from being harmed in the future.

We have litigated thousands of similar cases in the USA and have secured compensation for our clients for the following:

We are committed to achieving the same levels of maximum compensation for your claim.

Reasons to take action

Be Heard

Join thousands of other women to stand against mesh manufacturers and let your voice be heard.

Raise Awareness

Help other women learn about the dangers of the TVM surgery.

Financial Gain

Receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages.

We Make It Simple

PGMBM will ensure that the process is simple and straightforward.

The Scandal

In the US, more than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed against transvaginal mesh manufacturers with claimants receiving millions of dollars in compensation. Despite losing in court and scientific evidence substantiating the risks of vaginal mesh failure, medical device manufacturers continue to market globally transvaginal mesh as a very simple and quick fix for women diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Currently, in the UK, there are approximately 100 types of vaginal mesh implants. To date, not one model has been recalled.

Shockingly, mesh devices were never tested for safety prior to going to market. Any attempts to require more stringent clinical testing have been stifled by the medical device manufacturing industry who claim that such efforts at improved patient safety impede innovation and drive up costs. The depth and breadth of this scandal is appalling— the risks associated with TVM implants have been known for decades with widespread complications continuing to devastate the lives of thousands of women:

PRESENT

TVM lawsuits continue to be settled in the US as cases proliferate surpassing more than 100,000 with millions of dollars awarded. PGMBM brings its expertise to the UK to help women globally get justice and the compensation they deserve.

JULY 2018

UK issues a temporary ban on surgical mesh for SUI until March 2019

DECEMBER 2017

NICE recommends restricting the use of mesh in prolapse to research onl

JAN 2017

FDA rule goes into effect changing the classification of surgical mesh to require premarket approval

2008

FDA first alerts practitioners of the medical complications associated with transvaginal mesh in a review it releases which identifies serious safety concerns and adverse events.

2005

UK National Institute of Health and Excellence (NICE) first stresses the need to inform women of the long-term outcomes of transvaginal mesh surgery.

EARLY 2000s

Mesh implants became commonplace medical devices to treat POP and SUI across the US with thousands of women reporting complications post-surgery. By 2003, several hundred of the first TVM lawsuits were settled.

1999

Boston Scientific voluntarily recalls its mesh device ProtoGen

1998

FDA inspects mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific’s facilities after determining the problems related to vaginal mesh were worse than reported.

1996

FDA approves first transvaginal mesh product for use in treating SUI

1976

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is given authority to regulate medical devices. Surgical mesh given classification that exempts it from safety testing before going to market.

1970s

Gynecologists began to use surgical mesh to treat POP and SUI

Mesh Manufacturer's Guilt

If mesh manufacturers know the irreparable harm and permanent side effects that transvaginal mesh complications have caused, why do they continue to deny many women compensation?

FAQs

A. The level of compensation you may receive can vary based on a number of factors, including:

  • How long you suffered severe side effects of the mesh implant
  • The severity of the side effects you’ve experienced
  • Medical costs of treatment to resolve or manage these side effects
  • Loss of wages due to inability to work as a result of medical problems related to the device

A. Probably not. If mesh manufacturers insist on defending the case all the way to trial, then a handful of Claimants (likely between 30 and 50) will be selected out of the tens of thousands who we believe will participate in the action in order to give evidence. Anyway, going to court is nothing to be afraid of– mesh manufacturers are in the wrong!

A. Couple of minutes. Once you have signed up, we will be back in touch with you within the next few weeks to obtain the rest of the information which is necessary in order for you to participate in the Group Litigation.

A. Name, email, and phone number.

A. Your information will be reviewed and then it will be determined if you are eligible to join the group litigation– all at no cost to you. There is no risk and all of your information is kept confidential.

A. There are many mesh manufacturers we will be pursuing action against– too many to list here! Some of the more prevalent devices are made by the following manufacturers:

  • American Medical Systems: Pogee, Perigee, Mini-Arc Sling, Monarc Subfascial Hammock, Influence In-Fast, In-Fast Ultra, IntePro Y sling, Elevate with IntePro, Intexen, Bio-Arc and Sparc
  • Boston Scientific: Pinnacle, Advantage, obtryx, Lynx, Prefyx, Solyx and Posterior Uphold
  • C.R. Bard: Uretex, Pelvisoft, Avaulta, Pelvilace, Pelvicol, Align and Pelvitex
  • Johnson & Johnson: Gynecare, Gynemesh and Prolene Mesh
  • Coloplast: ARIS TOT and NovaSilk
  • Caldera Medical: T-Sling and Desara

A. All of the lawyers in the action are committed to obtaining compensation on your behalf as quickly as possible. As the mesh manufacturers are some of the largest and richest companies in the world, however, it may be necessary to take them to court. If a quick settlement is achieved, you may receive your compensation in the next six months, but if the mesh manufacturers choose to continue to fight, it could take two to three years.

A. Your claim will likely be brought as part of a Group Litigation Order (a “GLO”) which is the mechanism by which the courts in England and Wales manage thousands of cases which are all brought together at the same time.

A. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the Law of Negligence.

A. No. We will arrange all necessary insurance and funding on your behalf.

A. The mesh manufacturers are some of the largest companies in the world with unlimited resources to spend to seek to prevent you from receiving your compensation. Millions of pounds of funding and insurance is, therefore, necessary in order to be able to bring the action against them.

A. Yes, if you work for a mesh manufacturer and have or previously had a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be eligible to make a claim.

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