Essure Litigation

On Friday, Bayer announced that it would discontinue sales of its controversial Essure birth control implant by the end of the year. The announcement comes amidst thousands of claims brought by injured women alleging that Bayer failed to adequately warn of Essure’s potential dangers and adverse side effects.  The lawsuits also allege that Bayer breached...

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California Court Rules in Favor of Women Injured by Essure

Medical Device Safety

On August 2, 2016, Judge Winifred Smith in the Superior Court of California, Alomeda County, issued a decision that allowed the claims of 14 women injured by Essure to proceed against the manufacturer, Bayer. Bayer argued that it was immune from liability and that the women were barred from bringing their claims under a doctrine...

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FDA Announces Actions to Warn of Serious Essure Risks

Medical device litigation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced actions to provide important information about the risks of using Essure, an implantable permanent contraceptive device. According to the FDA, the purpose of these actions is “to help women and their doctors be better informed of the potential complications associated with implantable forms of sterilization.” As...

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