Pelvic mesh case goes to High Court

Surgeons' brochures are central to Johnson & Johnson's attempt to overturn a landmark ruling

Johnson & Johnson wants the High Court to overturn a landmark ruling on pelvic mesh implants, focussing its court action on the 'Instructions for Use' brochures given to surgeons.

Three of the medical device manufacturer's subsidiaries this week applied for special leave to appeal a judgment from March that reiterated the companies were liable for harm caused to patients receiving its pelvic mesh implants.

The Federal Court in 2019 found