A group proceeding (class action) brought on behalf of persons who have suffered harm as the result of the implant of a contraceptive device, labelled as a 'STOP' device or an 'Essure' device, prior to 31 December 2018. The group proceeding is brought against a number of companies alleged to have been involved in the design, development or manufacture of the devices, or to have sponsored the devices under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth). The plaintiff alleges that the defendants breached a duty of care owed to the plaintiff and group members, and/or their obligations under Australian consumer protection laws.
Amended defence of the first to fourth and sixth defendants filed 1 May 2023
The attached document contains the statement of claim in the Essure class action.
The plaintiff, Sarah Turner, filed the document in the Supreme Court of Victoria on 23 December 2022. The document sets out the claims by the plaintiff against the defendants.
Further amended writ and indorsement of claim, filed 29 September 2021
Reply to defence of the fifth defendant filed 25 September 2020
Reply to defence of the first to fourth and sixth defendants filed 25 September 2020
Defence of the fifth defendant, filed 15 September 2020
Funding information summary statement, filed 24 July 2020
Class action summary statement, filed 24 July 2020