Bayer Pays $1.6B To Settle Suits Over Essure Contraceptive

By Emily Field (August 20, 2020, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Bayer AG said Thursday that it has reached a $1.6 billion deal to end nearly all litigation in the U.S. over claims that its Essure birth control device injured women.

Bayer will pay $1.6 billion to resolve around 90% of the nearly 39,000 injury claims brought over its Essure birth control device, the company said Thursday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) The deal includes litigation consolidated in California as well as in federal court in Pennsylvania. Bayer said the deal resolves about 90% of the nearly 39,000 claims brought by women in the U.S.

Earlier in August, Bayer said that good progress had...

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