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Brazil Removes Contraceptive Essure® from their Market

Due to its maximum risk rating by Anvisa, the Essure ® System, which is registered by the company Comercial Commed Produtos Hospitalares Ltda, has been removed from the Brazilian market. As of ...
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France Weighs in on Essure® after Brazil's Decision to Ban the Contraceptive Device

With Brazil’s announcement to withdraw the Essure ® device from its market, making it the first country to officially partake in this decidedly bold move to suspend its commercialization, France is ...
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What Is Drowsy Driving and How Can It Cause Truck Accidents?

Long-distance truck drivers have one of the hardest jobs in the United States. In the past, they have driven for such long hours that restrictions on driving 11 hours in a 14-hour workday were put in ...
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Who Is Responsible in Aviation Accidents?

Whether you’re flying in an airplane, helicopter, or another type of flight-capable machine, experiencing an accident should be the last thing on your mind. In 2015, there were 123 aviation accidents ...
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Talcum Powder's Link to Ovarian Cancer

Many people use the clay mineral talc as an absorbent product—it keeps things dry. One of the most common talc-based products is talcum powder, commonly used in baby powder and various cosmetics. ...
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What Are the FDA Guidelines for Essure®?

Since its release in 2002, women across the United States have suspected Essure®, a supposedly less invasive surgical sterilization procedure, of not only being ineffective but dangerous. The FDA ...
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The Texas Wrongful Death Laws

While any injury-causing incident can be devastating, when something more serious happens to one of our loved ones, it can be a life changing experience. This happens more often than we would like. ...
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Breaking Down Product Liability Cases

In product liability cases, there are a number of things that need to be considered when navigating the complex legal process. There are several legal theories under the umbrella of product liability. ...
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Congressman Calls Out Medical Device Bill for Not Protecting Essure Patients

Last month, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) made the decision to vote against the 21st Century Cures Act. His reason was simple: the bill did not provide enough protection for patients with ...
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Hernia Mesh Products - Problems and Recent Litigation Developments

A hernia occurs when an organ, tissue, or intestine emerge through a hole or weak spot in the surrounding muscle and/or tissue. Some hernias occur near the abdominal wall. Hernias can be caused by a ...
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FNJ Files Tragic Ariel Grace Essure Lawsuit in North Carolina

December 16, 2016: Fleming, Nolen & Jez sued Bayer, Corp., Bayer Healthcare LLC; Bayer Essure ® , Inc. (F/K/A Conceptus, Inc.); Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Bayer sales representative ...
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Revised and Updated for 2017: A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions

December 2016: The go to guide for class actions, A Practitioner’s Guide To Class Actions, will be fully revised and updated in 2017. Originally published by the American Bar Association in 2010, the ...
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Black Box Warning Emphasizes Dangers of Essure® Side Effects

When the United States Food and Drug Administration issued its decision to require a black box warning on the Essure® birth control, it opened the doors to criticism against the manufacturer. It also ...
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School Bus Crash in Chattanooga Causes Multiple Deaths

On Monday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a school bus carrying 35 children was involved in a crash that resulted in multiple deaths. The children ranged from kindergarten to fifth grade and it is not ...
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California Essure® Cases Coordinated in Front of Judge Winifred Smith

The Essure® product liability lawsuits filed in California have been coordinated in front of a single judge in Alameda County. The Judicial Council of California has created a Judicial Council ...
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Taxotere Maker Allegedly Failed to Warn Patients of Side Effects

When a patient develops cancer, there are various treatment options that may be considered. One of these is Taxotere, a medication that disrupts the body’s growth and spread of cancer cells. It is ...
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FDA: Act On Essure®

Bayer designed the Essure® device to insert a metal coil known as a “micro-insert” into each of a patient’s fallopian tubes. Once released, the micro-inserts are supposed to expand and anchor into the ...
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Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

When a car crash happens, anybody involved can experience the sudden shock. They may start to panic, wondering if they have been hurt, wondering if their vehicle is totaled, and thinking about what to ...
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Call Your Congressman to Support HR 5403 - The Ariel Grace Act

Preemption is a legal issue that bars recovery for many meritorious cases. Thousands of litigants with serious injuries have had cases thrown out of court when courts conclude that their state law ...
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Nederland Oil Plant Fire Injures 7, Under Investigation

Federal investigators are looking into a flash fire that injured seven workers at Sunoco Logistics’ Nederland terminal. According to reports, the workers were constructing a crude oil pipeline ...
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Essure® Lawsuit Given Green Light in California State Court

For women suffering from the permanent birth control Essure® , there is new hope after a California State Court gave the green light for pending lawsuits against the Bayer Corporation. The decision ...
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Small Plane Crash in Northern Illinois Results in 1 Death

On July 21, 2016, a small plane crashed in a Northern Illinois residential neighborhood just south of Chicago [1] resulting in one death and a house fire. Reports started coming in early Thursday ...
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Trucking Accident News: 2 Fatal Crashes Over the Last Week

Despite their helpfulness and how much they benefit the economy, large commercial trucks can prove to be dangerous. Their sheer size in combination with even the smallest problem can result in a ...
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Damages Associated with IVC Filter Lawsuits

We know the various effects that an IVC filter failure can have on a person, as well as the lawsuits that have been brought forward as a result of the injuries sustained by patients who have been ...
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NHTSA Warns Honda, Acura Drivers to Stop Driving Over 300,000 Older Models

In a new federal bulletin, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a warning to drivers of more than 300,000 older Honda and Acura models. The NHTSA announced that consumers ...
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