Israeli Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

//Israeli Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

Israeli Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

Statue, WikiCommons

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More news is coming into Mesh News Desk from around the world concerning mesh litigation.

Johnson & Johnson is being sued in Israel over complications linked to its Prolift Vaginal Mesh kit used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  You may recall that the Prolift was sold by Ethicon (Johnson & Jonson) before it ever received FDA approval.  See background story in the Linda Gross case.


This lawsuit was filed in the District Court in Lod, Israel, with a request that the case be turned into a class action that will represent women in Israel who have suffered from vaginal mesh-related injuries. The suit is asking for a class action to be approved, on behalf of thousand Israeli women who allegedly experienced similar injuries tied to the Prolift mesh, according to Jewish Business News.

The injuries include mesh complications such as chronic pain, mesh migration, chronic infection, mesh shrinkage, nerve entrapment, mesh degradation, among other complications.


 Israeli class action

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Phone :052-8289306

Gynecare, Prolift (J&J)

Gynecare, Prolift (J&J)

In August 2013, Zubeidat Narges (the “Plaintiff”) submitted the claim with a request for the Court to certify the claim as a class on behalf of thousand women in Israel who allege they too have experienced complications as a result of pelvic mesh, which they claim among other that Johnson & Johnson have acted with negligence, failure to warn, negligence misrepresentation, violations of consumer protections law etc.

Tali Traiband of Traiband Law Firm tells Mesh News Desk, “A plaintiff/group plaintiff can file a claim that is relevant to a large group of people, and if the plaintiff can prove to the court, through various parameters, that the group most likely is large enough and the claims are similar enough, than the court might approve it as a class action.

Mrs. Traiband says there is no multidistrict litigation (MDL) process in Israel.  The MDL in West Virginia is handling the bulk of cases filed in federal court in the U.S. Currently there are 67-thousand cases filed against seven manufacturers and 100-thousand cases filed globally.

Johnson & Johnson stopped selling the Prolift Mesh Kits and three other pelvic meshes in June 2012 in the U.S. but continues to export the medical.

Mesh News Desk has heard from plaintiffs from around the world including France, Germany, The Netherlands, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, among other countries. When a mesh product is removed from sale in the U.S., it will often continue to be exported for use in other countries.

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Read more on the Israeli Class Action lawsuits here:


By | 2018-08-28T16:46:03+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Legal News|4 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. terri white October 2, 2014 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Is there no end? The lengths that these companies will go astonishes me.Would it not be in our governments best interest to intervene . For it seems to me that the FDA has allowed this global disaster to snowball. Thousands upon thousands of human beings are suffering from this monster. We simply call MESH !! Simply put the manufactures & attorneys are reaping the benefits of a GREAT injustice. We women ban together form a voice,and cry on death ears. These attorney’s who tell us they care,they want to help,why are their voices not being heard. Lord knows their voices are louder,greater than the thousands of us could ever be!! I have fought mesh for ten years and now I fight the very ones who professed to care. Tragically I am seeing the same thing happen over and over.

  2. Kitty October 2, 2014 at 8:51 am - Reply

    What does that gruesome statue depict?

  3. jennifer October 2, 2014 at 10:24 am - Reply

    But that means payouts are going to be little or they will file bankruptcy

  4. Kitty October 3, 2014 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I AM so disappointed at the way the US cares for their Seniors and Women. Oh the big deal made about the new diseases going around and the deaths of the folks from Enteral 68 and Ebola–but yet nothing about the women–mostly older who were damaged by the mesh. I had hopes of going into my older Senior years—walking and walking and walking –so delightful. Little did I realize that the horrible and crippling sacral spasms 4 months after the TRANSVAGINAL IMPLANT would be the beginning of the end. Little did I believe that a brilliant surgeon implanted a device in me that would CAUSE A downward spiral. It was puzzling to me what was happening to me—a healthy woman that always took such very good care of herself

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