Sixty-three women have filed a lawsuit against the makers of two “cervical cancer” vaccines. The women are suing the central government and pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline Plc and MSD KK.
The lawsuits, filed on July 27th, were filed in district courts of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. The plaintiffs’ ages range between 15 and 22.
The women allege a variety of health issues, including impaired eyesight and pain throughout their bodies. The vaccines were given between July 2010 and July 2013 to junior and senior high school girls. The pitch was “cervical cancer prevention,” but it seems the girls got a lot more than they bargained for in side effects.
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