Essure Birth Control Lawsuits Allege Bayer Failed To Warn Of Serious Side-Effects, Including Miscarriages, Chronic Pain And Unintended Pregnancies.
A federal judge in Missouri has denied Bayer’s motion to dismiss a state court Essure side-effects lawsuit. The birth control lawsuit was filed by 32 women alleging injuries from Essure. This is the third time that a judge allowed Essure birth control lawsuits against Bayer to move forward in a state court. The Essure lawsuits mounting nationwide allege the permanent birth control device can migrate from its original implanted position and can cause miscarriages, unintended pregnancies, abdominal and pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, and other serious health complications.
In March, the 32 plaintiffs filed a joint Essure complaint in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Bayer, however, removed the case to the Eastern District of Missouri asserting there were questions of diversity and federal issues raised in the complaint. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autry ruled that the federal questions raised “are not substantial” and remanded the case back to the St. Louis Circuit Court. The plaintiffs allege in their Essure complaint that Bayer’s birth control device is defective and Bayer and Conceptus Inc., the original manufacturer of Essure, hid the risks associated with their device. (Essure Lawsuit Case No. 1622-CC00690, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis)
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“We are pleased to see that federal judges are allowing Essure lawsuits to proceed against Bayer in state courts,” 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’s flexible coils are inserted into the fallopian tubes. Scar tissue forms around the coils over a three-month period and blocks the fallopian tubes to prevent conception. Essure was originally manufactured by Conceptus Inc., which Bayer acquired in 2013. Bayer contends in its court papers that it is shielded from product liability complaints because Essure underwent the FDA’s rigorous premarket approval process. Due to the numerous complaints about Essure and calls for banning the product, the FDA directed Bayer to place a black box warning on Essure’s label. The regulatory agency also ordered the company to conduct a new clinical study to assess the birth control device’s risk in different groups of women.
Court documents indicate that two other state court Essure lawsuits are moving forward after Bayer attempted to dismiss the cases. In September, an Alameda County Superior Court judge in California consolidated 55 Essure cases filed on behalf of 900 women. Bayer had argued it was not liable for the plaintiffs’ injuries. (Essure Side-Effects Product Cases and Coordinated Actions, Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4887) Similarly, in November, an Illinois federal judge remanded an Essure case back to the Madison County (Illinois) Circuit Court. (Essure Side-Effects Lawsuit Case No. 16-L-1046, Madison County Circuit Court).
About Southern Med Law And Filing An Essure Birth Control Lawsuit
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made Southern Med Law an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. If you or a loved one were injured by Essure side effects, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation Essure side effects lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
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