Dr. Melissa McCann, a Queensland-based general practitioner, has initiated a class action lawsuit against the Australian federal government and prominent medical figures over alleged COVID-19 vaccine injuries, according to a report from The Epoch Times.
The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 500 complainants in the Federal Court of Australia.
Among the defendants are the federal government, Dr. Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, and Prof. John Skerritt, the public face of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia’s drug regulatory body.
Natalie Strijland from NR Barbi Solicitor stated that the lawsuit contends that “the Therapeutic Goods Administration [TGA] did not fulfill their duty to properly regulate the COVID-19 vaccines, resulting in considerable harm and damage to Australians.”
The claimants argue that the government’s promotion and endorsement of COVID-19 vaccines were “negligent or wrongful,” leading to personal injuries, medical expenses, and economic loss for those affected.
Strijland explained, “The claim now proceeds upon the basis that the government, in fact, acted negligently in approving the vaccines and also by failing to withdraw them after approval based upon the known evidence.”
Australians who have experienced serious adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination are encouraged to register for the class action.
Liberal Sen. Gerard Rennick, a critic of vaccine mandates, expressed his support for the lawsuit.
“Thank you to Dr. Melissa McCann and the solicitors that have taken up the fight to help those affected and still suffering,” he said in an online statement.
Rennick further criticized the government’s handling of the vaccines, stating, “It is disappointing, to say the least, that people are not being compensated or receiving the healthcare they now need due to these experimental jabs which were, as we now know, never designed to be safe or effective.”