JSS Barristers files Proposed Class Action Respecting Pelvic Mesh
The proposed class proceeding relating to Cook pelvic mesh products was discontinued in accordance with the Court Order dated May 13, 2019.
Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP and Siskinds LLP have launched a class action against Cook Incorporated, Cook Biotech Incorporated, Cook (Canada) Inc., Cook Medical Incorporated and Cook Group Incorporated in respect of the Defendants' Pelvic Mesh Products. Pelvic Mesh Products are products used for the treatment of medical conditions in the female pelvis, including stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.
In the Statement of Claim, the Plaintiffs allege that these Pelvic Mesh Products are inherently dangerous and defective, unfit and unsafe for their intended and reasonably foreseeable uses, and do not meet or perform to the expectations of patients and their physicians.
The Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants knew of the risks and high failure rate, and misled Health Canada, the FDA, the medical community and ultimately patients, as to the high injury and complication rates, its failure to perform as intended, the need for frequent and often debilitating re-operations, and that the Pelvic Mesh Products have been known to cause severe and irreversible injuries, conditions and complications.