US health giant Johnson&Johnson is in the dock in Australia in a class action brought by more than 700 women who claim the company’s vaginal implant caused them devastating pain, ravaged their bodies and, in some cases, ruined their lives.
Some of the devices began to erode into surrounding tissue and organs, causing infections and complications. The mesh cannot be removed.
“The consequences suffered by these women have been horrific and so many have suffered in silence for years. Today is their chance to be
heard and to seek justice for what they have lost. This is about accountability, and in ensuring that this never happens again,” said lawyer Rebecca Jancauskas.