On September 24, 2015, the FDA held a 12 hour emotionally charged hearing to evaluate the risks and benefits of the Essure Sterilization device after receiving complaints from thousands of women who have been harmed by the device. The Panel gave some initial recommendations after hearing presentations from Bayer, FDA representatives, patient advocates and patients harmed by the device and promised to provide its ruling and recommendations to the public.
An important ruling was issued this week by Judge Winifred Y. Smith of the Superior Court of California, Alameda County, which permits the claims of multiple women who allege they were injured by the Essure Sterilization Device to proceed against the Bayer, the product manufacturer. Judge Smith ruled that the claims were neither expressly nor impliedly preempted under federal or state law. This ruling bodes well for hundreds of other cases recently filed in the California State Courts.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. and associated counsel filed claims today in Madison County, Illinois for 95 women injured by the controversial Essure birth control device. The women allege the Essure device caused them severe health problems including abdominal pain, severe cramping and bleeding, migraines, allergic reactions, device migrations, perforations and autoimmune issues.
C.R. Bard, a major medical device manufacturer, which developed a blood-clot filter associated with 27 deaths and hundreds of injuries, replaced the device with a modified version which it knew had similar dangerous flaws.
If you've been harmed by a pharmaceutical drug, medical device, or defective product, you need the help of experienced attorneys. David and Holly Ennis will represent your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no out of pocket expenses to the client. Attorney's fees and costs are only paid if there is a recovery.