WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE ACTION
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.
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.
SPG LAW IS 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!
AM I ELIGIBLE TO FILE A TVM CLAIM?
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.
SPG Law is committed to seeking justice for these women.
If you have experienced any of the following side effects as a result of your TVM implant, you may be eligible for compensation:
WHAT KIND OF COMPENSATION WILL I RECEIVE?
SPG Law 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.
SPG LAW IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED LAW FIRM
REASONS TO TAKE ACTION
Join thousands of other women to stand against mesh manufacturers and let your voice be heard.
Help other women learn about the dangers of the TVM surgery.
Receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages.
WE MAKE IT SIMPLE
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:
MESH MANUFACTURERS' GUILT
“I am continually amazed and surprised at our need to push back.”
Judi Gauld, Ethicon’s former clinical director in Scotland at Johnson & Johnson in an internal email addressing complaints from fellow J&J staff of colleagues “constantly spinning data” and the dangerous blurring of the “lines between commercial and research” divisions.
“Sex is like screwing a wire brush according to her spouse,” the doctor wrote.
“I’ve never tried the wire brush thing so I won’t comment,” manufacturer reply.
Email from Martin Weisberg, Ethicon’s medical director at Johnson & Johnson, to surgeon who sought advice on treating a patient with a 2cm piece of mesh perforating her vaginal wall.
[The company needs to start a] major damage control offensive [because] the competition will have a field day.”
Leaked email from Johnson & Johnson suggesting it has known problems existed with one of its mesh devices since 2004.
Stop for a while such publications that could compromise the future.”
Internal email reply from Xavier Buchon, Ethicon’s director of sales at Johnson & Johnson, upon learning from initial data that the success rate for a new device looked to be “way below” those seen from previous products.
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. Nothing if you lose.
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