Bloomberg Law
June 15, 2022, 7:33 PM

Claim Over Migrating Surgical Clips Timely Filed by Texas Woman

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

A Texas woman whose pain was attributed to gallbladder problems before she learned that clips used in a sterilization procedure were the source stated timely claims against the clip makers, a federal court in the state said.

Giovanna Bulox had tubal ligation surgery in July 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas said. The procedure involved the use of Filshie Clips, which apply pressure on the fallopian tubes to close the opening and prevent fertilization.

Several years later, she experienced pain and her doctors removed her gallbladder, believing it was the source, the court said.

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