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Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon Class Action

On the 21st of November 2019, the Federal Court handed down its judgment on the class action filed by Shine Lawyers against Johnson & Johnson, in favour of the thousands of women affected by faulty vaginal mesh or tape implants. If you have suffered because of a faulty Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Gynecare mesh or tape implant, you may be entitled to compensation.

Due to restrictions in Queensland (QLD) and Western Australia (WA) we are prohibited from showing people in those states certain information regarding our legal services. If you are located in QLD or WA please click here for information on the Johnson & Johnson Class Action.

Compensation claims: there's still time to join the class action

If you have been impacted by a Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh or tape implant, there is still time to join the class action and access compensation for the pain, injury and loss you have suffered.

Registrations for the class action must be received either online or by post prior to 4:00pm on Thursday April 9, 2020. Register below:

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Johnson & Johnson Class Action found in favour of Australian women

Johnson & Johnson Class Action Update

On the 21st of November 2019 we welcomed the Court’s decision which found that Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh and tape implants were not fit for purpose or of merchantable quality. Federal Court Judge Anna Katzmann also found that Johnson & Johnson and their manufacturers Ethicon Sàrl and Ethicon, Inc. were negligent and driven by “commercial opportunities”.

This victory has been a long journey towards justice for Australian women left devastated by these products, who can now bring individual damages claims for the often-irreparable damage that these implants have caused to their lives. The judgment is available to view by clicking here.


On 4 July 2017, the trial for the Johnson & Johnson Class Action began in Sydney in the Federal Court of Australia. The class action, which is the largest women’s health action in Australian history, was filed by Shine Lawyers on behalf of thousands of Australian women who have been left with life altering complications after receiving Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh or tape implants.

This has been part of a global health crisis involving these products, which have had a devastating impact on hundreds of thousands of women whose lives were put on hold as they endured chronic and debilitating pain.

Shine Lawyers’ claim alleged that:

  • the implants should not have been sold;
  • the warnings that accompanied the implants of possible risks were inadequate; and
  • there was an unacceptable level of complications caused by the implants; including erosion, incontinence and chronic pain.

The trial ran for over 7 months in the Federal Court and judgment had been reserved since February 2018.

Supporting Documents for the Johnson & Johnson Mesh Class Action

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Who is Shine Lawyers’ Class Action team?

Shine Lawyers’ Class Action team includes some of the firm’s most experienced Special Counsel, Solicitors and support staff, including Law Clerks and Paralegals. The Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon Class Action team includes:

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