Some Essure Lawsuits Dismissed, 2 To Go Forward

Posted at 5:05 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 18:10:07-04

New details have emerged in the ongoing legal battle against Essure.

NewsChannel 5 Investigates first raised questions about the contraceptive device two years ago.
The device has been linked to several health complications, including eleven deaths.
This week, a federal judge threw out 10 of the 12 lawsuits filed against Bayer, the parent company.
That action has not been sitting well with the women at the center of those complaints.

“And they want more studies, what more studies do they need?” said Patricia Rhodes, former Essure user. “They've got 15-year victims, thousands of women having miscarriages, having health problems, dying.”

Bayer has maintained that Essure is safe.

The FDA agreed, but did rule in February the implants will carry new warnings.