A December 2016 order was recently signed by Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith of Alameda County, the California judge who is presiding over the coordinated Essure lawsuits that claim similar allegations over contraceptive device Essure. The order assigns responsibilities to the lawyers managing the legal procedures as well as discusses litigation strategies to streamline pretrial proceedings. Grant & Eisenhofer Director Beth Graham is one of two co-liaison counsels for plaintiffs and part of the five-member Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee working to draw together a schedule to bring the matters to trial.
Essure, a flexible pair of metal and fiber coils inserted into the fallopian tubes, is a marketed as a permanent method of contraception—however many women have experienced debilitating side-effects from the device. If you or a loved one experienced complications after being implanted with Essure, call us at 888-984-7988 to speak confidentially with an attorney about your potential claim.