High Court bins pelvis mesh device appeal | South Coast Register

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Serena Brejcha sat on Australia’s highest court, carrying the hopes of 12,000 women on her shoulders. She gasped and sobbed as the judges overturned Johnson and Johnson’s latest bid to overturn a decision on defective pelvic net devices. She is one of thousands of women who could be eligible for compensation because the medical device manufacturer acted negligently. It did not disclose the extent of the risks posed by pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence devices. Surgeons were not told about or aware of the possible consequences, including severe and chronic pain. Many synthetic implants eroded, extruded or caused infection without warning. “At least 12,000 women have won and I felt them all on the back of my shoulders,” Brejcha said of Friday’s decision. She would never have accepted the exercise incontinence apparatus if she knew about the risks. “I got no complications, no warnings about this device. I was not told it was made of plastic,” the Victorian woman said. “I developed symptoms pretty much right away. But as I got older, I became chronically ill to the point where I had to give up work in 2018.” And I wasn’t sure what happened to me. ” Johnson and Johnson specifically denied leave to appeal on the grounds that the bid was unlikely to succeed.The original 2019 ruling was upheld earlier this year by the federal court, which awarded three plaintiffs a total of $ 2.6 million in damages. more than 11,000 women have registered their interest in the class action lawsuit led by Shine Lawyers. “These are women who cannot pick up their children and their grandchildren,” the firm’s Rebecca Jancauskas told reporters in Brisbane. society as they will. These are women whose intimate relationships have been ruined. “Jancauskas warned that it was not over because women’s entitlement to compensation still had to be assessed by the federal court. Mrs. Brejcha has a message for Johnson and Johnson.” Make no mistake. the strength of women as a collective. Honestly, we are not giving up, “she said.” One day … these products will be out of the market. And that’s our goal because they’re terrible. “Ethicon, Johnson and Johnson’s subsidiary that manufactured the devices, said it had empathy for all women who experienced medical complications.” Ethicon believes it acted ethically and responsibly in research “, the development and delivery of its pelvic floor products and stress urinary incontinence tape products and communicated appropriately and responsibly the benefits and risks to physicians and patients in Australia,” the Australian Associated Press states.

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