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Bayer to pay $1.6 bln to resolve U.S. suits for Essure birth-control device

FRANKFURT, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Bayer said on Thursday it will pay around $1.6 billion to settle the majority of U.S. claims involving its Essure birth-control device.

The German company said the agreement is for around 90% of the nearly 39,000 claims of women who are alleging injury from the devices.

Reporting by Tom Sims Editing by Chris Reese

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