AMS Transvaginal Mesh Class Action

Sharon Harper et al  v. American Medical Systems Inc. et al,

 Court File No.:  CV-15-527760-00CP


Linda-Sue Middleton et al  v. American Medical Systems Inc. et al,

Court File No.:  CV-15-529000-00CP


Settlement Details

A Canada-wide settlement has been reached and approved on October 4, 2019 to resolve litigation against American Medical Systems Canada Inc., American Medical Systems Inc., and Endo Pharmaceuticals (“AMS”). If you were implanted with an AMS women’s pelvic mesh device(s) for treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and/or for treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), you may be entitled to compensation. 

What Does the Settlement Provide

The settlement provides for the payment of $20,858,488.48 (Canadian dollars) which will be used to pay approved claims, the administration of the settlement, Provincial Health Insurers’ health care expenses and Class Counsel legal fees.

The Court has approved a Compensation Protocol that determines which Class Members are eligible for compensation and in what amount. For more information about how compensation is determined, you should review the Long-Form Notice, Compensation Protocol, Settlement Agreement and related documents, or contact the Claims Administrator (see Contact Us tab) or Class Counsel (see FAQ #9).

Pursuant to the Compensation Protocol, there will be an Initial Claims Period, which will end on July 27, 2020 and a Supplemental Claim Period ending on July 27, 2022. The Supplemental Claim Period will compensate women for injuries sustained (or worsened) after July 27, 2020 and women who missed the Initial Claim Deadline.

How to make a Claim

To be eligible to obtain compensation under the Settlement you must file a Claim Form and medical evidence with the Claims Administrator on or before the Initial Claims Deadline of July 27, 2020 or the Supplemental Claims Deadline of July 27, 2022.  Click here to download the Claim Form. Once you have completed your Claim Form and gathered the relevant supporting documentation, you have the option to submit your claim package using the upload feature here.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section for more details on the Settlement.

Important Dates

Initial Claim Deadline July 27, 2020
Supplemental Claim Deadline July 27, 2022