Last week, 11 lawsuits filed by 14 women were allowed to proceed in California state court against Essure’s manufacturer Bayer Healthcare, paving the way for the Essure litigation to move forward. The August 2016 rulings issued by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith advance the lawsuits to the next phase, where the plaintiffs attempt to establish Bayer’s liability to failing to inform the FDA, healthcare providers and consumers about important safety information for Essure. Plaintiffs’ firm Grant & Eisenhofer, one of the firms representing the women affected by Bayer, recently sought to coordinate the approximately 200 cases in California so that Judge Smith’s ruling would be applicable to all cases filed in the state. “I’m hoping the tide has turned a little bit and that the courts are now starting to understand the gravity of the situation,” said Grant & Eisenhofer Director Elizabeth Graham.
Thousands of women implanted with the Essure device have experienced complications, including pregnancy, abdominal pain, menstrual irregularities, and allergy or hypersensitivity reactions. If you or a loved one suffered complications after receiving an Essure implant, please contact us by calling 888-985- 7228 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.