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Pelvic Mesh Compensation ?

Compensation ?

BuzzFeed News – 12 February 2020

Pelvic Mesh Implants Cost These Women Their Happiness And Health. How Much Compensation Will They Get?

BuzzFeed News – Gina Rushton 12 February 2020

If it was in the tens of millions it might go some of the way to making me feel like I’d been seen, heard and there was a modicum of justice,” one woman told BuzzFeed News.

Thank you to Gina Rushton, an amazing Australian journalist (at BuzzFeed News) who continues to follow and report on this global mesh medical disaster. Click here to read the full story

How much compensation is enough for these women to get back some of what they have lost?

Am I Mesh Injured?

What to do if you suspect you have been injured by surgical MESH

This page is for you if you have recently learned about the adverse events occurring from mesh surgery  (please note the Australian Government has only recently responded to mesh injury in transvaginal/pelvic mesh, however Mesh Injured Australia believes this is indicative of ALL mesh implants if you are reacting to them).

Step 1.

Click on one (or all) of the links below which will take you to various documents outlining possible symptoms of mesh injury / complications:

Step 2.

What your journey and investigations may have looked like until now

Step 3.

Obtain your hospital records from the operating hospital. Click the link below to follow the guidelines to obtaining your operation record.

https://meshinjuredaustralia.org.au/tga-process/

This is essential* to understand what type of mesh is in your body and the make and manufacturer if you seek legal recourse in the future

If you have a Johnson and Johnson mesh click here as Shine are closing applications for the current class action on 9th April 2020 and you need to register to “opt out”.

Step 4.

If you are sure or suspect that you have been injured by your mesh implant it is imperative that you report this to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), who are collecting this data about the safety of all types of mesh and they report back to the Government. Read and present your information carefully as the TGA or manufacturers representatives (via the TGA) may contact you about your report.

https://www.tga.gov.au/hubs/transvaginal-mesh

If you need help with this process (many of us have) please email us at  tgareporting@meshinjuredaustralia.org.au or support@meshinjuredaustralia.org.au, and one of our volunteers will assist you – you need your operation notes (the barcode of your implant) and around 15 minutes in front of your internet device.

Step 5.

If you haven’t already visited your GP, here is a brief outline of how and what to discuss to help explain your condition

https://meshinjuredaustralia.org.au/gp-visit/

If you seek to bring legal action make sure your GP notes all of your symptoms and records all of your health visits, it may help to make a timeline for ourselves of when we had surgery, what symptoms we experienced and when they occurred and what help we have sought so far.

Other helpful information

MIA’s website is filled with useful information, research and processes that have been gathered whilst assisting others, we invite you to browse the tabs of the site relevant to you.

However here are two links in particular that people find most helpful and relatable.

Please join our facebook pages (national support group  and Link to meet and share with others

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

  • Public facebook information page: https://www.facebook.com/meshinjuredaustralia/

WHO Magazine – 27th January 2020

‘Maimed for Life’ Aussie Women Break Their Silence

Big thanks to Jacqueline Mey and WHO Magazine for this story.

The three of us flew into Sydney for this interview late last year, in the wake of the class action result, with the hope that a story like this would reach many other sufferers of #mesh who may not be aware.

Since December 2019, Shine Lawyers are currently reaching out to a potential 50,000 women implanted with J&J mesh and we are seeing an influx of registrations to Mesh Injured Australia Inc, our facebook group/s, and 1800 MESHED (1800 637 433) Australian toll free line. 

Please welcome all of these newcomers to our groups. Many will be overwhelmed realising after years of suffering, they may now know the possible cause to their chronic pain and symptoms.

Go buy a copy, or click to read each page of the article: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 WHO magazine (pages 32, 33, 34, 35)

Click to read each page of the article: Page 1, Page 2, WHO magazine (pages 32 & 33)

Click to read each page of the article: Page 3, Page 4 WHO magazine (pages 34 & 35)