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Johnson & Johnson’s sentence for vaginal implants confirmed in Australia

SYDNEY (Australia), March 5 (EFE) .- The full session of the Australian Federal Court upheld a ruling this Friday ordering a group of women affected by the side effects of a vaginal implant distributed by multinational corporations to pay millionaire compensation. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethican.

In March 2020, federal court judge Anna Gatsman ordered the multinational to pay $ 2.6 million ($ 2 million or $ 1.7 million) in damages to Katherine Gill, Diane Dawson and Ann Sanders. 10,000 women.

The verdict, published on the Judicial Portal this Friday, adds that “no error was proved in acting at the discretion of the first instance judge to order the claim”.

In addition, in November 2019, a federal court ruled that multinational and ethnic behavior was “negligent” and promised that “the risks were known, (and) not trivial” in a case of action in the health sector representing the largest class.

Women reported that vaginal implants placed surgically to repair damage to the pelvic floor caused by childbirth led to problems such as urinary incontinence, severe chronic pain or painful intercourse.

“I went as a nurse to help people with a patient that no one else could help,” said Beta Bennett, one of the women affected by the device, which was fitted in a 2004 report by Shine Law Firm. The case for class action.

Bennett said he had a heart attack and physical and mental problems that affected his life and ended in the dissolution of his marriage, causing him disability and prolongation, damage to the pelvic organs, nerves and tissues.

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Shine pointed out in the statement that the case will be closed when Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay compensation to the thousands of women who started this legal battle in 2012.

In 2018, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt apologized on behalf of the country to the victims of vaginal implants and announced a set of measures to provide compensation to the victims.

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