Essure Users Fight To Keep Bayer Injury Suits Alive In Calif.

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 8:01 PM EDT) -- More than 13,000 women claiming Bayer HealthCare's Essure birth control harmed them urged a California judge on Thursday to keep alive out-of-state plaintiffs' claims, arguing the Golden State has a greater interest over their claims than other states, because Bayer's alleged conduct occurred there.

Elizabeth M. Graham of Grant & Eisenhofer PA, arguing on behalf of the women, said that California was Bayer's home state when it initially bought the Silicon Valley startup Conceptus Inc., which created the birth control at the heart of the suit, for $1.2 billion in 2013.

Graham said Bayer's Berkeley, California-based executives made decisions to hide Essure's health risks from...

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