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FDA Issues Follow-up Statement for Essure Patients

fda reports on postmarket Essure patientsThe FDA recently released an update to its tracking and post-market surveillance of Essure patients and the measures taken by Bayer since the corporation pulled the device from US shelves last year. The agency, according to a statement by the director of its Center for Devices and Radiological Health, “is committed to continuing to monitor the postmarket safety of the device for women who have the device ...

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Questions over Statutes of Limitations Lead to Dismissal of Some Essure Lawsuits

12 Essure lawsuits dismissed as time-barredWhen more than 20,000 people have lined up to sue you over the irreparable harm allegedly caused by one of your products, every victory might as well be celebrated, no matter how small. This would explain the elation coming out of Bayer as 12 Essure lawsuits were dismissed by a Pennsylvania federal judge as time-barred; meaning that they had exceeded the statute of limitations and too ...

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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 ...

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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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