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Federal Essure Lawsuits Headed Back to Philadelphia Court

essure lawsuit goes back to state courtEssure will no longer be marketed in the United States in the near future – or anywhere else in the world for that matter – but that doesn’t mean that the lawsuits surrounding the device are going anywhere. And, in at least one situation, a federal court has ruled that, at least for now, it’s not a federal issue.

Bayer had initially requested the move to the federal bench under the ...

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Essure Finally to be Pulled Off of US Shelves

essure finally off US shelvesAfter pulling Essure off shelves around the world and leaving the US as the only country on the planet left selling its sterilization device for women, Bayer has responded to an increase in attention and threats from the FDA by finally agreeing to pull it from US shelves as well.

Bloomberg is reporting that the device’s manufacturer received threats of civil and criminal liabilities from the FDA if it ...

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Essure Faces New U.S. Restrictions

essure facing new sales restrictions in U.S.The sale and implantation of Essure in the United States is facing a new set of federally-mandated restrictions, and the government has left the enforcement of that mandate to the company that manufactures the device being restricted.

In response to a decline in demand for its female sterilization solution that quite literally spans the globe, Bayer ceased sales of Essure in every market on the planet except the United States late ...

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Judge’s Decision Could Lead to Flood of Essure Lawsuits

judge clears Bayer legal protection in essure lawsuitOne of the key components of Bayer’s Essure defense has been to shift blame for injuries away from itself and onto other entities. However, with the latest decision by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith, the pharmaceutical company’s ability to do that has become seriously impaired.

Federal preemption invalidates any state law that runs contrary to federal law. Put simply, it says that the law of the federal ...

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FDA Not Doing Enough to Protect Women

report says FDA not doing enough to protect women from faulty medical devicesA study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University has concluded that the FDA has largely failed in its responsibility of protecting women from faulty or poorly designed medical devices.

Of the 18 devices approved between 2000 and 2015 for high risk application to women’s medical care; including fetal monitoring, contraception, and uterine bleeding:

  • Four failed to demonstrate that they were actually effective,
  • Six ...
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Federal Essure Lawsuit Continues in Philadelphia

judge allows essure lawsuit to continueA federal judge in Philadelphia has determined that an Essure lawsuit filed against pharmaceutical giant Bayer has enough merit to proceed. Bayer had previously moved for the case to be dismissed.

The judge sided with Bayer on most of its motion. The plaintiffs had originally brought 12 claims against the company and, using an FDA provision specific to devices granted premarket approval, Bayer argued that Essure was effectively protected from any sort ...

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