Medical device manufacturer Johnson and Johnson has failed in its bid to overturn a landmark ruling about harm caused by pelvic mesh implants.
The High Court on Friday refused special leave to appeal a ruling finding the company acted negligently and concealed the true extent of complications from the pelvic implants.
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It means Johnson and Johnson remains liable for millions of dollars in compensation to Australian women.
The Federal Court in 2020 awarded three lead litigants a combined $2.6 million in damages over the implants manufactured by Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Ethicon.
The court was told the trio's surgeons weren't warned about or aware of the extent of risks from the devices including severe chronic pain.
Johnson and Johnson earlier this year failed in its appeal of the original 2019 finding before trying its luck in Australia's highest court.
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