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  • 28 Feb. 2017

    Attorney Erin Copeland to Speak about Essure® at Upcoming HB Litigation Conferences Event

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Erin Copeland, attorney and partner at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, will be a guest speaker at the upcoming HB Litigation Conferences 3-day event, Mass Tort Med School + Class Actions, in Orlando, Florida on March 16. Erin will discuss litigation surrounding Essure®, which is a permanent contraceptive medical device that has been the subject of a number of complaints and lawsuits ...
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  • 16 Jan. 2017

    Attorney Erin Copeland to Speak on Essure at Masters of Mass Tort Conference

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Partner Erin Copeland of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs has been invited to speak at the Masters of Mass Tort legal conference taking place this week. Erin, along with other industry leaders from around the country, will come together to discuss topics unique to mass torts, including currently pending litigation. Erin will be speaking on the Essure® birth control litigation. Erin was ...
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  • 13 Jan. 2017

    Erin Copeland Appointed to Essure Executive Committee

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Attorney Erin Copeland, partner of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs has recently been appointed to the Essure Executive Committee for California as a Judicial Council Coordinate Proceeding (JCCP). Erin has been a prominent leader in the fight against Essure and often speaks out about the dangers of this risky medical device. Essure is a birth control device made out of nickel and titanium, ...
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  • 20 Dec. 2016

    Essure Lawsuit Remanded to St. Louis Circuit Court

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    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 ...
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  • 28 Nov. 2016

    FDA Updates Warning for Birth Control Device Essure

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Essure is marketed as a form of permanent birth control device made of metals, including nickel and titanium. The device consists of two coils that are implanted into a woman’s fallopian tubes and are intended to remain there for the life of the patient blocking sperm from reaching the eggs. A number of risks have been associated with the device, including, but not limited to, pain following ...
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  • 6 Oct. 2016

    Erin Copeland Stands at Forefront of Essure® Litigation

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    According to a new press release, a judge in California has ordered all cases in the state against Bayer Corporation regarding the Essure® permanent birth control device be consolidated before a single judge in the Alameda County Superior Court. The plaintiffs in the litigation are represented by a team of national leaders in the fight against Essure®, including Fibich, Leebron, Copeland ...
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  • 15 Sep. 2016

    Essure® Removal After Complications

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Many women who were implanted with the Essure® permanent birth control device have complained of painful and severe adverse events that required the women to have the device surgically removed. The Essure® device has been marketed as a non-incisional alternative to other permanent birth control surgical procedures, such as vasectomy and tubal ligation. Two Essure® micro-inserts or ...
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  • 17 Aug. 2016

    4 Problems with Essure® Birth Control

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Marketed as a nonincisional approach to permanent birth control, the Essure® procedure involves implanting a coil made from polyester fibers and metals into each of a woman’s fallopian tubes. Once implanted, body tissue is supposed to grow in and around the coils thereby creating a barrier that blocks sperm from reaching a woman’s eggs. While this form of birth control may have ...
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