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Bayer Gets Claims Trimmed in Essure Contraceptive Litigation

March 28, 2019, 3:39 PM

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. got claims trimmed in litigation by women allege its permanent contraceptive Essure caused serious complications.

Some women’s claims were filed too late, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said.

More than 1,000 suits are pending in a consolidated proceeding in that court against Bayer Healthcare and related companies.

Bayer and the plaintiffs have agreed to use the court’s detailed ruling, which analyzes claims by 12 exemplar plaintiffs, as guidance for resolving statute of limitations issues with respect to all the plaintiffs.

Essure consists of two coils that get implanted in the fallopian ...