Federal Bill Will Allow Essure Birth Control Lawsuits Move Forward

   

Essure Birth Control Lawsuits Will Move Forward If A Federal Bill Passes Holding Medical Device Manufacturers Liable For Products That Cause Harm or Death.

essure-lawsuit-side-effectsEssure birth control lawsuits that contend Bayer’s birth control device causes pelvic pain, punctured organs and fetal death, can proceed now that a federal judge has allowed plaintiffs to keep failure to warn and negligent misrepresentation claims in their Essure lawsuits. In a related action, a U.S. Congressman has introduced a bill that allows medical device manufacturers, such as Bayer, to be held liable when their products cause serious health problems or death.
[newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/consumer-alert/legislation-aims-to-clear-way-for-essure-lawsuits, News Channel 5 Network, June 9, 2016]

“Southern Med Law commends Rep. Fitzpatrick for his efforts to make medical device manufacturers liable for their products that cause harm to patients,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law. “We are also pleased that Judge Padova has allowed the Essure litigation against Bayer to move forward.”

Dr. Francois Blaudeau and Southern Med Law have spoken to hundreds of women who believe they or their unborn child have been harmed by the essure birth control device. Dr. Blaudeau possesses a unique understanding of the medical and legal fields as he is also practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist and can answer legal and medical questions relating to Essure. If you or a woman you love are believed to have suffered complications from the Essure birth control device, contact Southern Med Law to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation legal consultation by calling 205-547-5525 or you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com to fill out a contact for and receive more information.

Essure Birth Control Lawsuits

U.S. District Judge John R. Padova allowed plaintiffs in five Essure birth control lawsuits against Bayer to amend their complaints to include claims of negligent manufacture, negligent risk management, breach of express warranty, negligent training and fraudulent manufacture. Bayer maintains the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave it pre-exemption status, meaning it is exempt from product liability lawsuits over Essure, which has received premarket approval from the FDA. (Essure Birth Control Lawsuits Case No. 2:14-07315, 2:14-07316, 2:14-07317, 2:14-07318, 2:15-00384, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania)

“Ariel Grace’s Law”

Essure and other medical devices that have reportedly caused serious injuries and death are the focus of a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.). At a June 8 news conference, the Congressman was “alarmed to hear that Essure has led to the deaths of at least four women and nearly 300 unborn children.” Rep. Fitzpatrick’s bill titled, “Ariel Grace’s Law,” calls for amending the FDA’s review process of medical devices and allows a manufacturer to be sued if its medical device causes injuries or death. The bill was named after a girl whose stillborn birth was caused by the failure of her mother’s Essure birth control device. Congressman Fitzpatrick also introduced a bill that requires doctors and doctor’s offices to report deaths and serious injuries associated with medical devices to the FDA.
[newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/consumer-alert/legislation-aims-to-clear-way-for-essure-lawsuits, News Channel 5 Network, June 9, 2016]

“Southern Med Law commends Rep. Fitzpatrick for his efforts to make medical device manufacturers liable for their products that cause harm to patients,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law. “We are also pleased that Judge Padova has allowed the Essure litigation against Bayer to move forward.”

What is Essure

Essure is a long-term birth control device made of two bendable metal coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes, and passed through the vagina, cervix and uterus. The process causes scar tissue to form around the coils over several months, which blocks the tubes and prevents conception. Migration of Essure and breakage of the device were among the most frequent complaints reported to the FDA. The FDA has also received five reports of fetal deaths in women who became pregnant following an Essure implant.
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About Southern Med Law And Filing An Essure 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.

Southern Med Law
Southern Institute for Medical and Legal Affairs
2224 1st Ave., North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 547-5525
Fax: (205) 547-5526
francois@southernmedlaw.com

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