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Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal

Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal July 13, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Paris, FR: While Essure lawsuits are being filed in France, Canada and the US on behalf of women who have suffered complications from the permanent birth control device (and at least one death in France), gynecologists say a “small minority of women” are requesting removal. But what constitutes a small minority?
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Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide

Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide June 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH: Brazil found Essure such a risk that it’s national health agency banned the permanent sterilization device this past February. Finland is the second country to follow suit. Given the fact that thousands of women have been seriously injured by Essure, isn’t it time the U.S. followed these two forward-thinking countries?
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Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure

Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure May 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA More and more women are coming forward with complaints and complications related to the use of Bayer’s Essure contraceptive device.
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Mounting Essure Lawsuits Amount to Decline in Bayer’s Sales

Mounting Essure Lawsuits Amount to Decline in Bayer’s Sales April 10, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Boston, MA:Since Bayer won’t withdraw Essure from the market in the wake of Brazil’s recent news and instead potentially harm more women, perhaps its financial woes might be more convincing.
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Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge

Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge March 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Brazil’s National Health Agency has banned sales and recalled Essure, and advocacy groups worldwide are pressuring their governments to follow suit.
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Essure or Hysterectomy—the Latter May Be Preferable

Essure or Hysterectomy—the Latter May Be Preferable February 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Richmond, VA: Some women who opted for Essure chose the permanent birth control device because they didn’t want a hysterectomy. Due to Essure’s severe side effects and difficulty removing the device, however, Essure’s Physician Training Manual reports in its clinical trials a perforation rate of 3.4 percent and 0.5 percent expulsion (only 9 out of 14 patients underwent a successful second placement after expulsion—which is possibly the body’s way of rejecting a foreign body). But a few pages later, under “Potential Adverse Events not observed in clinical studies” it states:
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Essure: Women Helping Women

Essure: Women Helping Women January 13, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Alameda County, CA: The announcement that Fidelma Fitzpatrick is lead counsel for Essure victims should have Bayer even more concerned that litigation may find in favor of plaintiffs. “In a case like [Essure] where we’re talking about birth control devices and women’s health issues it’s particularly important to have women represented,” said Fitpatrick.
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Essure Injury Lawsuits Moving Forward

Essure Injury Lawsuits Moving Forward December 13, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO: A Missouri federal judge at the beginning of December ruled against Bayer’s motion to dismiss its Essure lawsuit and ruled in favor of 32 women who allege serious and permanent injuries from the permanent birth control device.
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Good News for Essure Plaintiffs

Good News for Essure Plaintiffs November 15, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Judges in Illinois and California recently ruled that Essure lawsuits can proceed in state courts, meaning that Bayer can no longer rely on a federal pre-emption law that would have protected the pharma giant (and other medical device manufacturers) from liability.
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Essure California Lawsuits Open Floodgates?

Essure California Lawsuits Open Floodgates? October 19, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: Now that Bayer can no longer rely on pre-emption law to dismiss its Essure lawsuits, attorneys are filing state lawsuits against the pharma giant.
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