IVS/TFS Class Action

If you have suffered due to a TFS or IVS mesh product, you may be entitled to compensation. AJB Stevens can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

You Could Be Entitled to Compensation For:

Divorce

Pain and Suffering

Caused by injuries sustained due to a mesh implant
Financial Agreements

Care and Treatment

Past and future costs for medical issues related to your mesh implant
Parenting Orders

Loss of Earnings

Financial strain caused by your inability to work
AJB Stevens lawyers are acting for hundreds of women who have suffered debilitating injuries caused by mesh implants for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).

There are many products produced by several manufacturers, and AJB Stevens have commenced a class action in the Federal Court of Australia specifically against the manufacturers and distributors of the TFS and IVS Products, originally designed by Dr Peter Petros.

From August 2000, these products were on the market and available for doctors to implant in women who had suffered SUI or POP. The products were made of a nonabsorbable polypropylene, some with anchors, which were implanted vaginally.

Class Action Inquiry

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Am I Entitled to Join This Class Action?

Have you or a loved one been injured due to an IVS or TFS mesh implant?

Have you or a loved one sustained new medical issues due to an IVS or TFS mesh implant?

As a result of your injuries have you suffered any loss such as pain and suffering or loss of income?

If you have answered yes to any of these three points, and your mesh implant was a TFS or IVS product, then you may be entitled to compensation.

At AJB Stevens, our lawyers are the experts and industry leaders in mesh implant negligence claims. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

 

What Can I Claim?

Loss of Income

You could be entitled to compensation for loss of income if you have been unable to work due to injuries sustained. You might also be entitled to compensation if the injuries sustained have affected your future ability to work or earn.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation can be awarded for both physical pain and psychological injury, not just for the past but also for the future. 

Rehabilitation Costs

Compensation can help you pay for any rehabilitation required at the time of your injuries or ongoing rehabilitation costs.

 

Hospital Expenses

Seeking compensation can help you pay for hospital expenses as well as treatment for physiotherapy, psychology and medication.

Emotional Distress

Compensation can be awarded to compensate you for the effect your injuries have had on your psychological or emotional well-being.

 

Loss of Life Enjoyment

We understand these injuries can have a significant impact on your enjoyment of life. The claim will incorporate a component of this loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Mesh Implants For Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)?

Mesh implants are most commonly used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women.  

There are many mesh implant products produced by several manufacturers, and AJB Stevens have commenced a class action in the Federal Court of Australia specifically against the manufacturers and distributors of the TFS and IVS Products.

How Do I Know If A Mesh Implant Was A TFS Or IVS Product?

By accessing your hospital records we will be able to tell you if you have a TFS or IVS product. 

If you are unsure whether your mesh implant is a TFS or IVS product, please get in touch with us.

What Are Some Common Medical Issues Caused By These Mesh Implants?
In a range of cases, there have been issues and complications surfacing as a result of this surgery. The product design and implantation appear to be responsible for life-altering complications in a number of women. 

These products have left women suffering from various conditions including:

  •         chronic pain
  •         nerve pain
  •         worsening of incontinence or prolapse symptoms
  •         difficulty voiding and defecating
  •         difficulty with sexual activity, and constant infections.
What Is A Class Action?

The legal action that AJB Stevens has commenced on behalf of affected individuals is called a ‘class action’. This is a legal proceeding brought on behalf of a group of people, rather than one individual. One person, known as ‘lead plaintiff’, ‘lead applicant’ or ‘representative plaintiff’ becomes the designated leader of the group for legal purposes.

This class action claims that the provision of certain mesh products breached the Australian Consumer Law, as well as a duty of care to the affected individuals.

What Are The Benefits Of A Class Action?
A class action means that one case can settle many similar claims. This reduces the cost to individuals (who would otherwise have to bring an individual case), and reduces the time it would take to conclude many separate legal cases. 
What Are The Requirements Of A Class Action?

Several criteria must be satisfied before a class action can commence:

  •         Seven or more individuals must be making claims against the one individual or company.
  •         Their claims must arise out of the same or similar circumstances.
  •         The claims must result in a substantial common issue of law or fact.
Do I Have To Do Anything To Be Covered By The Class Action?
No, in Australia, class actions are “opt-out”. This means that if you fall within a defined group, you stand to benefit if the claim is successful. The definition of this group will be contained in documents associated with this legal proceeding. 

If you are unsure whether it covers you, please get in contact with us. 

At a certain point in the proceedings, the Court will require that an “opt-out” notice is circulated. This will mean any individual can remove themselves from the claim if they want no part in it.

Should I Still Register With Someone?
If you register your interest in this action with us, we will be able to keep you updated about the progress of the claim. Registering with us does not commit you to anything and you will have the choice to cancel your claim.
What Is The Effect Of “Opting-Out”?
This means that you can bring your own individual legal claim against the manufacturers and distributors of IVS or TFS mesh products. 

Note, however, that this also means that you will not receive any benefit from the class action (if it is successful).

What Does This Class Action Claim?
This class action alleges that the defendants breached Australia’s consumer protection laws and their duty of care to consumers, in producing a device that has serious risks of harm, and also in failing to warn consumers about these risks so that women could make an informed choice about their options. 

This is particularly important considering there were other options available that were equally as effective but considerably safer, and which did not involve these kinds of risks.

Who Does This Claim Cover?
The claim covers all individuals who had any of the TFS or IVS devices implanted from August 2000 onwards, and who subsequently suffered injuries as a result of these devices.
What Can I Claim Compensation For?
The compensation entitlements will depend on the progress and outcome of this case. 

Once your AJB Stevens mesh implant compensation expert has assessed your situation they will be able to advise you of possible outcomes. 

The compensation that results from this case may cover:

  •         Loss of income
  •         Hospital expenses
  •         Rehabilitation Costs
  •         Home Assistance
  •         Pain and Suffering
  •         Loss of Life Enjoyment
What Is The Process When you Join this Class Action With AJB Stevens?

Our lawyers will assess your situation to ensure that you are eligible to join this class action. If so, we will register your details with our firm and this will ensure you are kept in the loop regarding developments in regards to the class action. 

How Much Does It Cost To Take Part In This Class Action?

At AJB Stevens, we understand that many Australians may not seek legal help for mesh implant compensation cases as they believe the cost to be too much. This is why we always stand by our No Win No Fee claim. This means that if we don’t win this case, you don’t pay our legal fees. 

This policy backs our claim that we believe every Australian deserves the right to legal representation when they need it most, regardless of their financial situation. If the class action is successful, we will provide you with a cost agreement. 

Why Choose Us?

At AJB Stevens, we work to help protect your legal rights. Our ability to offer each and every one of our clients professional and personalised service means we work hard to help win your case. Our directors are personally involved in each case so you can rest assured that a senior team member is always prioritising your case.

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Adrian Barakat - Personal Injury Law Specialist

Adrian Barakat

Director

How can we help?

Each Medical Negligence case is different and unique in its own right. Seeking the help of AJB Stevens will ensure that you receive the compensation and entitlements you deserve to help get your life back on track.
“The team at AJB Stevens Lawyer have been nothing short of amazing. They played a pivotal role in my compensation claim and I would highly recommend their services for clients like myself” – Khoa, Canley Vale