More Essure Lawsuits Expected Following California Court Ruling Against Bayer
The judge's decision to allow the cases to proceed could also have wider implications for all device makers. In other news related to women's health, Colorado's Health Department finds that a Colorado Springs hospital did not properly disinfect vaginal ultrasound probes as well as other equipment.
Essure Court Ruling In California Could Bring More Lawsuits
A California state court has cleared the path for nearly a dozen lawsuits to proceed that alleged that pharmaceutical company Bayer's permanent birth control device, Essure, seriously injured patients. The ruling could have major implications for device manufacturers who, like Bayer, argue that federal regulation of their products means they shouldn't be accountable for injuries. (Whitman, 8/9)
The Denver Post:
Colorado Springs Hospital Didn’t Properly Clean Vaginal Ultrasound Probes, Health Department Investigation Finds
Workers at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs failed for years to properly disinfect vaginal ultrasound probes and other pieces of medical and surgical equipment, according to a state Health Department investigation conducted earlier this year. The investigation, completed in May, found that the hospital did not have a consistent policy for disinfecting the probes and also found problems with cleaning surgical instruments, procedure rooms and a rubber component of intravenous medication vials. (Ingold, 8/9)