Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs along with a team of
other product liability firms recently obtained a remand of their
Essure medical device cases back to a St. Louis, Missouri state court. Essure
is a method of permanent birth control that has come under fire for the
number of safety concerns raised by patients and cited in Medical Device
Reports (MDRs) to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Erin Copeland, partner at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs,
has been a prominent leader in the fight against Essure and its unreasonably
dangerous side effects. With actions now pending in state court in Oakland,
California and in St. Louis, Missouri, Attorney Erin Copeland and the
other nationwide product liability lawyers involved in Essure are prepared
to move forward on the cases against the manufacturer, Bayer, on behalf
of their injured clients.
Plaintiffs in this recently remanded St. Louis case are citizens of 18
different states across the nation, including Missouri, who allege injuries
from having used Essure. Some of these claims involve fraud, negligence,
and a failure to warn of Essure’s serious side effects. Bayer argued
they should not be subject to personal jurisdiction with respect to the
non-Missouri plaintiff claims and removed the cases to federal court.
The Honorable Ronnie L. White from the Eastern District of Missouri granted
Plaintiffs’ motion to remand the cases back to the Circuit Court
for the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, State of Missouri.
The case is
Williams et al. v. Bayer Corporation et al.
The FDA recently ordered Bayer to conduct a postmarket surveillance study
to obtain more data about the benefits and risks of Essure. The FDA also
issued a black box warning for Essure and a multi-page Patient Decision
Checklist with key items about the product for doctors and patients to
discuss and sign before any Essure device is implanted.
Attorney Erin Copeland and the team of experienced attorneys at Fibich,
Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson handle a wide range of injury
cases nationwide, including Essure injury cases. Ms. Copeland has spoken
at length about the dangers of Essure and was recently appointed Co-Chair
of the Essure Litigation Group within the American Association for Justice.
If you would like to speak to an experienced injury attorney at Fibich,
Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson about Essure or any other dangerous
medical device, give us a call at