Attorneys representing more than 1,000 women who claim they have been injured by the permanent birth control device Essure have asked a federal judicial panel to create a new multidistrict litigation (MDL) targeting the contraceptive’s manufacturer, Bayer. The motion, filed last week with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, seeks to consolidate before U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 30 Essure lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of more than 1,000 patients. McHugh is currently overseeing three lawsuits involving Bayer’s Essure. Essure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 ... Read More
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