A federal judge in Philadelphia is allowing a lawsuit filed by five women suing Bayer over injuries caused by the company’s permanent birth control device Essure to proceed. U.S. District Judge John Padova rejected some of the women’s claims but ruled that two were reasonable to stand trial – negligent misrepresentation and negligent failure to warn of the risks. The women claim that the controversial contraceptive device migrated from its intended position in the fallopian tubes and punctured organs. Bayer had asked that the case be dismissed claiming the device was protected under a pre-market approval provision. Essure was approved ... Read More
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