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Shine clients share harrowing accounts with Senate Inquiry into mesh


Shine Lawyers' courageous Johnson & Johnson class action group members have spoken to the Senate in Sydney about the painful and life altering complications they have experienced since first receiving a Johnson & Johnson pelvic floor repair system.

One of the greatest medical scandals

Up to 8,000 women are thought to have suffered, and continue to suffer, after receiving one or more of the devices, which are used to treat common problems following child birth. The devices are now the subject of a Senate Inquiry, spearheaded by Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch who describes the mesh as "one of the greatest medical scandals and abusers of mothers in Australian history."

Shine Lawyers' client Gai Thompson received her mesh implant in 2008, and has since suffered life-changing complications. Mrs Thompson and dozens of other women made emotional submissions to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee.

“I’ve been praying for nine years that this would come to light and that there would be accountability for what has happened to us. We are sharing our stories to help ensure that no other woman ever has to have their health and lives destroyed by this mesh,” explains Mrs Thompson.

About the Johnson & Johnson Class Action

Shine Lawyers' class actions team is representing Mrs Thompson and 800 other women in one of the country’s largest product liability cases. The matter is currently being run in the Federal Court of Sydney against Johnson & Johnson for its vaginal mesh implants. The team is also investigating similar action for a further 400 Australian women implanted with mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems.

If you or a loved one has been impacted by a Johnson & Johnson implant and would like more information, get in touch with Shine Lawyers' class action team today.

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Written by Shine Lawyers on September 20, 2017. Last modified: September 26, 2018.

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