Canada BSC Mesh Class Action

An action commenced in Ontario regarding medical devices used to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse manufactured by Boston Scientific Ltd. and Boston Scientific Corporation

Case Update

A Canada-wide settlement was reached with Boston Scientific Ltd. and Boston Scientific Corporation (“BSC”) for CAD $21,500,000.00. The settlement will not be effective until it is approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice

The Ontario Court hearing to approve the settlement is scheduled to proceed on June 12, 2020 at 10:00 am at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. At the hearing, the Court will also be asked to approve a method of distributing settlement funds to eligible Class Members (the “Compensation Protocol”) and Class Counsel’s legal fees and disbursement

The long-form notice contains important information about the settlement, the Compensation Protocol, Class Counsel’s fee request, your right to opt-out of the actions, and your right to participate in the Court hearing. You should read this notice carefully

An action was commenced in Ontario regarding medical devices sometimes referred to as “transvaginal mesh,” “TVM”, “slings” or “hammocks” manufactured by BSC. These devices are used to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

In 2017, the action was certified by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. A copy of the Court’s decision is available by clicking here.

The Certification Order granted by the Court in 2017 has been expanded to include women who were implanted with the Defendants’ BSC Transvaginal Mesh Devices on or after February 17, 2017 and on or before February 28, 2020.

The below document contains a list of the BSC transvaginal mesh devices included in the settlement.

Certification Amendment Order

No, nothing is required at this time.

If the settlement is approved by the Court, a further notice will be distributed detailing how to make a claim. If you have not already done so, you may contact the numbers below to receive notice directly once the settlement has been approved.

In the meantime, you should start to collect any medical records related to your mesh implant or complications, if you have not retained counsel to do so.

Some Class Members are still eligible to opt-out of this action. See the long-form notice for more information.

If you are eligible to opt-out, and you would like to do so, you must complete an Opt-Out Form and send it to Class Counsel no later than May 27, 2020.

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Québec, QC G1R 4A2
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