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Bayer Says It’s Trying to Settle Essure Contraceptive Suits (1)

Aug. 5, 2020, 12:42 AM

Bayer AG is in talks to resolve thousands of lawsuits that claim its Essure contraception device failed to prevent pregnancy or injured women, company officials said.

The company has reserved 1.25 billion euros ($1.47 billion) to settle the Essure cases and to cover settlements in other company litigation, Bayer officials said in a press release Monday about second-quarter earnings.

“Discussions on potential settlements in connection with Essure, a medical device offering permanent birth control with a nonsurgical procedure, recently intensified and have made good progress in recent weeks,” officials said in the release.

“Bayer therefore established appropriate provisions in the...

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