Essure Birth Control Lawsuits Allege Bayer Failed To Warn of Essure Risks Including Bleeding, Perforation, Unintended Pregnancies, And Hysterectomies.
As Bayer continues its efforts to dismiss Essure birth control lawsuits, the number of filings against Bayer has now reached 3,000 nationwide. Essure side-effects lawsuits allege Bayer failed to adequately warn that its permanent birth control device can cause unintended pregnancies, severe pelvic pain, miscarriages, autoimmune disorders, allergies to nickel, and other serious health complications.
Bayer mentioned in its third-quarter report that the company face some 3,000 Essure lawsuits in the United States, according to Reuters. The number of Essure complaints continue to increase as judges deny Bayer’s requests to dismiss the cases. For instance, in September, California’s Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith refused to dismiss 11 Essure cases involving 14 plaintiffs. Due to the number of plaintiffs involved in other Essure cases, Judge Smith created a mass tort for 55 Essure lawsuits involving 900 women. (Essure Side-Effects Product Cases and Coordinated Actions, Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4887) In Pennsylvania, a federal court judge allowed five Essure lawsuits to move forward after Bayer asked for their dismissals. (Case No. 2:14-07315, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
[reuters.com/article/us-france-bayer-implants-idUSKBN13Y245, Reuters, December 9, 2016]
“With growing concerns over Essure, we expect to see more filings of Essure side-effect complaints,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law. Dr. Blaudeau is also a practicing attorney and obstetrician/gynecologist who strongly advocates for and represents women in Essure lawsuits.
Southern Med Law is currently representing numerous women in Essure side-effects lawsuits who have suffered complications from the Essure birth control device. You can arrange for a free, no obligation Essure side-effects lawsuit consultation to learn more about your legal rights. Call Southern Med Law at (205) 547-5525 or you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com to fill out a contact for and receive more information.
Essure is a permanent birth control system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. Essure has flexible coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. Scar tissue forms around the coils over a three-month period and blocks the tubes to prevent insemination from occurring. Since its approval, Essure has come under fire from users and women’s health advocates who called for the FDA to recall the birth control device.
In November 2015, U.S. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., introduced H.R. 3920, also know as the E-Free Act. The proposed legislation requires the FDA to rescind its premarket approval and recall Essure. As he introduced the bill, Rep. Fitzpatrick said the FDA had received more than 5,000 formal complaints about Essure since 2002. The complaints included deaths of at least four women and five unborn children, Rep. Fitzpatrick said.
[fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/Press Announcements/ucm.488313.htm, FDA]
[patch.com/pennsylvania/warminster/bill-ban-controversial-birth-control-introduced-mike-fitzpatrick-0, Warminster Patch]
Court records show that a California federal judge remanded an Essure lawsuit to the Los Angeles Superior Court in November. Bayer claimed the federal court had jurisdiction because the consolidated case involved over 187 plaintiffs from seven different Essure cases. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzpatrick disagreed and said just because the state court consolidated the case in August does not mean that the federal court has jurisdiction. (Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County Case No. BC621923)
About Southern Med Law And Filing An Essure Birth Control Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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