Posts Tagged 'Bayer'

Essure No Longer Available…Except in the United States

essure now only available in united statesAcknowledging a global decline in demand for its Essure contraceptive device, Bayer announced last week that it was pulling the device off the market around the world – except for the United States. In the same statement, the medical manufacturing giant sought to assure the public that the decision was “not linked to a safety or product quality problem.”

Tens of thousands of women in the U.S. and ...

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Xarelto Bellwether Cases Inch Closer to Court Dates

more xarelto cases set for trialIn 2011, the FDA approved a drug that many hoped would be the first step forward in blood thinning medication since Coumadin’s debut in the 1960s: Xarelto.

Created by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, Xarelto has been responsible for over $3.2 billion in profits for its manufacturers and developers. It has also become Bayer’s top-selling medication ever. Yet despite its successes on paper, the reality is that more than 18,000 plaintiffs ...

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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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What’s Going on with Mirena Litigation?

mirena lawsuits continue to stack upIt’s been a little while since we’ve written about Mirena here on the Lopez McHugh blog. That doesn’t mean, however, that the problems with the device have subsided.

One of three hormonal IUDs available on the American contraception market, Mirena’s history of complications is long, and continues to grow. As it stands at the moment, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against against Bayer Healthcare for injuries suffered as a result of ...

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Xarelto: Higher Risk Same Reward?

xarelto may be no more beneficial than warfarin and be more dangerousOver 1,200 Xarelto lawsuits are pending in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Xarelto plaintiffs allege that the anticoagulant drug’s manufacturers, including Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical, did not provide patients and doctors with adequate warning about Xarelto’s severe bleeding risks.

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 ...

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Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Wisconsin Woman

xarelto lawsuit filed in wisconsinA Wisconsin woman has filed a Xarelto lawsuit against multiple pharmaceutical companies for damages allegedly resulting from the anticoagulant drug. The plaintiff states that the defendants, including Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, did not adequately warn doctors and patients of the risk of uncontrollable bleeding that Xarelto poses. The Xarelto lawsuit further claims that the drug’s manufacturers failed to provide appropriate instructions on how to intervene should serious bleeding ...

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