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Blog Posts in 2018

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FDA Commissioner Discusses Steps for Stronger Safety Oversight of Essure Birth Control Device After Removal from U.S. Market Dec 31, 2018

On Thursday December 20, 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., released a statement discussing the concerns surrounding Essure and the plans moving forward. Essure, a permanent birth control device linked to serious adverse effects in women, ...

Report Shows Johnson & Johnson Knew of Asbestos in Talcum Powder Products for Years Dec 19, 2018

The past few days have not been easy for Johnson & Johnson, the multi-national corporation known for its pharmaceutical and consumer products, and most notoriously for its Baby Powder. That’s due in large part to the release of an investigative ...

Essure Birth Control Concerns Continue to Spread, Canadian Government Moves to Strengthen Medical Device Oversight Dec 11, 2018

Concerns about the implantable birth control device Essure, manufactured by Bayer, are continuing to spread on a global level. Though Bayer will be suspending sales of Essure worldwide by the end of this month, questions still remain for thousands of ...

Jury Clears J&J of Liability in California Lawsuit Over Baby Powder & Asbestos Cancer Dec 3, 2018

Earlier this month, Big Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) scored a victory in its ongoing talcum powder litigation when a California jury rejected a woman’s claims that her cancer was caused by the company’s well-known baby powder. The verdict , ...

Essure Complications Necessitate Surgical Removal in Thousands of Women Nov 27, 2018

Over recent years, increasing evidence about the dangers posed by Essure has ignited significant backlash against Bayer, the pharmaceutical giant which manufactures and distributes the birth control device. In fact, critical safety risks and a ...

Women from Las Vegas Area Add Their Voices to Growing Number of Essure Complaints Nov 20, 2018

The latest group of women seriously affected by Essure Permanent Birth Control System recently added their voices to the growing chorus of concerns about the medical device, which has been linked to perforated organs, severe pelvic pain, abnormal ...

Children's Kiva Montessori School in Colorado Closes Due To Asbestos Nov 15, 2018

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School in Cortez, CO was temporarily closed because of “elevated levels” of asbestos, according to the school’s board of directors. Parents were notified on Tuesday, November 6 about the issue and that the school would ...

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Files Amicus Brief Over Judge James Farris Asbestos Case Oct 23, 2018

The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) filed an amicus brief in response to a Texas appeals court throwing out Ellarene Farris’ suit against Jefferson County earlier this year. She accused the county of exposing Judge James Farris, her husband to ...

Women Continue to Come Forward to Speak About the Damage Essure Caused Oct 4, 2018

New reports of women injured by Essure Permanent Birth Control System continue to flood the news across the globe. Recently, two women who are involved with the class action lawsuit against Bayer, the company that manufactures and distributes this ...

Pharmaceutical Company Connected to NDMA Impurity Placed on Import Alert Sep 28, 2018

Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals was placed on import alert on Friday, September 28 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company will determine how its products, used in ...

BPB Celebrates Meso Awareness Day Sep 26, 2018

Our staff here at Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC would like to take a moment today to recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This day is observed every September 26, and was started in 2004 by community members of the Meso Foundation. According to the ...

Mother, Essure Patient Shares Her Struggles with Birth Control Implant Sep 19, 2018

One of the women who joined in the class action lawsuit against Bayer over the permanent birth control implant Essure recently spoke out about the impact the implant has caused on her life. “It has ruined my life completely and I really regret ever ...

Women in Australia to Pursue Class Action Lawsuit over Essure Sep 12, 2018

A group of women in Australia who suffered serious side effects from the permanent birth control product Essure have filed a lawsuit against Bayer, the pharmaceutical company that makes the implant. Learn more about the dangerous side effects caused ...

Texas Appeals Court Tosses Judge James Farris' Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Suit Sep 7, 2018

A Texas appeals court tossed out Ellarene Farris’ suit against Jefferson County, accusing it of grossly negligent conduct in exposing her husband, Judge James Farris, to asbestos while he worked there. The appeals court stated that Jefferson County ...

California High School Reopens Two Weeks After Contractors Disturbed Asbestos Tiles Sep 4, 2018

Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, CA reopened parts of the building less than two weeks after closing those areas off when contractors disturbed asbestos tiles in a library storage room. According to officials, the contractors used a power ...

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