Women in a landmark pelvic mesh case have sought strong future warnings for devices

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated April 11 2018 - 10:09pm, first published 2:30am
Application: Women leave a Federal Court hearing after the first day of evidence in a landmark legal class action against Johnson & Johnson and related companies by more than 800 women alleging pelvic mesh injuries.

JOHNSON & Johnson should only sell pelvic mesh devices in Australia with warnings that injuries to women are not rare and occur regardless of a surgeon’s skill, that some women’s chronic pain “may not be able to be treated”, and device removal “may be practically impossible”, a class action by hundreds of women against the company has told a Federal Court judge.

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