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Women fight to sue Bayer over Essure side effects

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Bayer thought it was protected from personal injury lawsuits involving its permanent contraceptive device Essure, but women who allege they were injured by the birth control method are demanding their day in court. Essure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 and remains the only non-surgical permanent birth control device on the market. It consists of two nickel alloy coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. Over a few weeks, the body builds up scar tissue around the coils, which form a natural barrier preventing the sperm from fertilizing the egg. Essure is intended to ... Read More

Bayer sued by women in US, Canada over Mirena IUD

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Dozens of Canadian women have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of the birth control device, the Mirena IUD, alleging they were never properly warned that the devices had been linked to rare but potentially serious side effects. The lawsuits mirror the same complaints made by numerous women in the United States. The Mirena IUD, manufactured by Bayer, is a T-shaped device that is inserted into the cervix, where it delivers a small amount of the hormone levonorgestrel. It is designed to temporarily prevent pregnancy for up to five years. It is also used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. While effective, ... Read More

Permanent birth control Essure causing some women permanent pain

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After the birth of her second child, Felicia Crossland knew she was finished having children. She opted for the only non-surgical permanent birth control method on the market – Essure. What she didn’t expect is to be left with permanent pain. Essure seemed like a perfect solution. The Texas woman didn’t like the idea of being put under with anesthesia and the recovery time with traditional tubal ligation. Her doctor told her that the contraceptive Essure would not only be permanent, but would offer much shorter recovery. Essure, made by Bayer Healthcare, consists of two nickel alloy coils that are implanted in ... Read More

FDA orders Bayer to conduct post-market safety studies on Essure birth control

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring Bayer Healthcare to conduct a clinical study for its nonsurgical permanent birth control device Essure to determine any heightened risks for particular women. Bayer was ordered to collect data on its contraceptive device following an FDA safety review prompted by a growing number of complaints involving the implant. The agency is also requiring a black box warning be placed on the contraceptive’s safety label. A boxed warning is the strongest warning the FDA can issue and is reserved for products where, if used, there is reasonable evidence of a serious health consequence or ... Read More

Lawsuit filed over alleged Xarelto bleeding risks

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A man is suing the makers of the blood thinner Xarelto alleging the medication caused his brain to bleed. Christopher Jill filed his lawsuit on June 1 in the U.S. District court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, and their related companies, alleging the companies violated unfair trade practices and consumer protection law in their designing, developing and marketing of Xarelto. Xarelto is a blood thinner used to prevent strokes in patients with the common heart rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation. It is also used to treat deep vein thrombosis ... Read More

Texas man blames Xarelto for his injuries

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A Texas man is suing several drug companies alleging the medication they jointly designed, developed and sold caused him life threatening injuries. Michael Vega filed his lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, and their related companies. His lawsuit alleges negligence, strict product liability, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of implied warranty, and fraud. According to the complaint, Vega claims he suffered both personal and economic damages after taking the companies’ blood thinner Xarelto. The medication is used to prevent strokes in patients with the irregular heart rhythm ... Read More

Man’s lawsuit claims Xarelto killed his mother

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The estate executor and surviving son of Belinda Bradley-Antonelli has filed a lawsuit against several drug companies alleging their blood thinner Xarelto caused his mother’s death. Thomas Vecchiarelli, on behalf of his mother’s estate, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, and their related agencies, alleging the pharmaceuticals companies did not adequately design, research, test or investigate the blood thinner in order to define its safety profile, and failed to adequately warn of Xarelto side effects. Xarelto is an anticoagulant used to prevent strokes in ... Read More

Alabama man sues drug companies over Xarelto side effects

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Billy Clarence Songer, of Walker County, Ala., is suing pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and other drug companies over painful side effects that he alleges were from the blood thinner Xarelto. Songer’s lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana naming Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, and their related companies. Songer alleges he began using Xarelto on or around July 2013 and suffered nosebleeds (known as epistaxis) and gastrointestinal bleeding on June 2, 2014, and August 26, 2014. He blames Xarelto for his uncontrolled bleeding, citing studies that showed the ... Read More

Couple files Xarelto side effects lawsuit

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David Rowell and his wife Rebecca are suing the makers of the blood thinner Xarelto claiming that 10 days after starting the medication David suffered life-threatening internal bleeding that left him with permanent injuries. The Rowell’s lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, and their associated companies. David Rowell claims he was prescribed and began taking Xarelto on or around June 19, 2015. On June 29, 2015, he suffered from uncontrolled bleeding. He claims the drug companies are at fault for not ... Read More

Women who claim injuries from Mirena IUD say they don’t need expert testimony to prove their case

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Most claims against Bayer over injuries allegedly caused by its Mirena IUD do not need expert witness testimony because, “for years, Bayer has admitted – everywhere but in the courtroom – that Mirena can perforate the uterus after being properly inserted,” women suing the pharmaceutical company said. Bayer is fighting to have numerous lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) tossed out of court on the grounds that most of the expert witnesses have been barred from testifying. Without that testimony, Bayer argues, the plaintiffs cannot establish causation. The drug company also claims that injuries known as secondary perforation can happen even ... Read More