STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
California Woman Accuses Bayer of Hiding Essure’s Risks While Misrepresenting Safety, Efficacy
June 17, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — A California woman has sued Bayer Corp. in connection with its Essure permanent birth control device, accusing it of failing to warn about serious health risks while misrepresenting its safety and efficacy to doctors and patients in marketing materials.
In a complaint removed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on June 16, Norma Scott alleges she was implanted with a defective and unreasonably dangerous Essure device, which caused her to sustain personal injuries.
Bayer designed Essure, a Class III device, to insert a metal coil known as a “micro-insert” into each of ...
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