Judge Overseeing Essure Side Effects Lawsuits Allows Litigation To Proceed


Essure side effects lawsuits Allege Failure To Warn Of Punctured Organs, Ectopic Pregnancy And Other Risks Associated With Essure Birth Control.

Essure side effects lawsuits Essure-Birth-Control-Lawsuits-Southern-Med-LawA California state court judge will allow 11 consolidated Essure side effects lawsuits filed by 14 women to move forward against Bayer, the birth control device’s manufacturer. In ruling for the plaintiffs, Alameda County Judge Winifred Y. Smith disagreed with Bayer’s argument that plaintiffs’ claims were pre-empted by federal law and should be dismissed. The California injury lawsuits join Essure side effects lawsuits nationwide accusing Bayer of failing to adequately warn that its Essure permanent birth control system may cause ectopic pregnancy, uterine bleeding, severe abdominal pain, fetal death and other serious injuries.

“Our firm commends Judge Smith’s decision to allow the plaintiffs to continue to seek justice for the injuries that they sustained allegedly from Essure,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law and a strong advocate for woman’s medical issues. In addition to practicing law, Dr. Blaudeau is also a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist who represents women in multiple negligence lawsuits involving Essure side-effects, Mirena Pregnancies, the spread of cancer through Power Morcellator procedures, and complications from surgeries involving the DaVinci Surgical Robot.

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 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.

Essure is a permanent birth control system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. The device has flexible coils that are inserted into each fallopian tube. Insemination is prevented due to the tubes being blocked by scar tissue that forms around the coils over several months.

Essure came under heavy criticism at a public forum held by the FDA in September. Women reported to FDA officials of experiencing abdominal pain, unexpected pregnancy, miscarriage, headache and other side effects due to Essure. An FDA medical panel called for restricting the use of Essure. In February, the FDA ordered Bayer to place a black box warning on Essure’s label and ordered the company to conduct new studies that assess Essure’s risk in different groups of women.
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Meanwhile, U.S. Rep Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. introduced a bill that requires the FDA to rescind its premarket approval of Essure and recall the medical device. When introducing H.R. 3920, the E-Free Act, Rep. Fitzpatrick noted that the deaths of at least four women and five unborn children have been attributed to Essure.

As California plaintiffs move forward in their consolidated Essure injury lawsuits against Bayer, court documents show that a group of plaintiffs have requested a consolidation of all federally filed Essure side effects lawsuits. The plaintiffs filed a petition in July with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize 30 Essure lawsuits pending in five federal courts nationwide that are filed on behalf of over 1,000 plaintiffs.(In Re: Essure Permanent Birth Control Litigation, Case No. 2:14-cv-07315)

About Southern Med Law And Filing An Essure Side Effects 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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