Essure Birth Control Lawsuits Allege Bayer Failed To Warn Of Essure Risks Including Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Pain, And Punctured Organs.
Plaintiffs involved in federal Essure birth control lawsuits are seeking a multidistrict litigation (MDL) to consolidate Essure birth control lawsuits nationwide. The plaintiffs allege that Bayer Corporation’s permanent birth control device is defective and unreasonably dangerous and causes women to suffer severe abdominal pain, ectopic pregnancy, unexpected pregnancy, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and other serious injuries, including fetal deaths. (In Re: Essure Permanent Birth Control Litigation, Case No. 2:14-cv-07315)
“Centralizing the Essure birth control lawsuits would allow the litigation process to operate more efficiently and avoid duplicative discovery and prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law, and a strong advocate for woman’s medical issues. In a addition to practicing law, Dr. Blaudeau is also a practicing OBGYN who represents women in multiple lawsuits involving Essure side-effects, Mirena Pregnancies, the spread of cancer through Power Morcellator procedures, and complications from surgeries involving the DaVinci Surgical Robot.
The firm is currently representing numerous women in Essure birth control lawsuits who have suffered complications from the Essure birth control device. You can arrange for a free, no obligation legal 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.
In their July 22 petition to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the plaintiffs said there were 30 lawsuits filed on behalf of over 1,000 plaintiffs in five district courts. Since the plaintiffs expect thousands of filings in the future, they asked the federal judicial panel to consolidate and transfer the Essure cases to U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who is currently presiding over three Essure birth control lawsuit claims, the petition said. Plaintiffs also requested to have the cases consolidated in Pennsylvania because Bayer Corporation has it principle place of business in Pittsburgh. The petition also maintained that consolidation of Essure birth control lawsuit cases for coordinated pretrial proceedings is warranted because the complaints have common questions of fact, have allegations of similar injuries, and plaintiffs in each case will seek the same documents from Bayer. (In Re: Essure Permanent Birth Control Litigation, Case No. 2:14-cv-07315)
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 during a non-surgical procedure in a doctor’s office. The tubes are blocked by scar tissue that forms around the coils over several months which prevents insemination. Since its approval, the FDA directed Bayer to make several changes to Essure’s safety label. In February, the FDA ordered a black box label warning – its most serious warning – and ordered Bayer to conduct new studies that assess Essure’s risk in different groups of women
Despite the safety label changes, U.S. Rep Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., is working to remove Essure from off the market. In November, Rep. Fitzpatrick introduced H.R. 3920, the E-Free Act, which would require the FDA to rescind its premarket approval of Essure and recall the medical device. When introducing the bill, the Congressman said the FDA had received more than 5,000 formal complaints about Essure since 2002. Additionally, the deaths of at least four women and five unborn children have been attributed to Essure, Rep. Fitzpatrick said.
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About Southern Med Law and Filing An Essure Lawsuit Claim
Southern Med Law is an experienced law firm providing legal representation to the men and women across the country who have been 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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