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More than half a million American women have chosen the Essure® birth control device over traditional tubal ligation surgeries since its introduction in 2002. Marketed as a convenient, permanent form of birth control, the way Essure works is simple. After a non-invasive procedure to place the device, scar tissue forms in the fallopian tubes to block sperm and prevent fertilization.

However, as the device’s popularity has grown, reports of painful side effects, unintended pregnancies, complications requiring surgery to correct, and even death have also increased. Our law firm is now helping Essure injury victims take legal action.

If you or someone you love received an Essure implant before May 2016 and experienced serious pain, unintended pregnancy, device breakage, or any other serious problems with the device, we want to help. Additionally, if you or someone you care about had the device removed within the past 2-3 years, call or contact us online for a free case review.

You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but your time to file a lawsuit is limited. Our legal team is standing by to help you get started. Just reach out to us via the online consultation form on this page or call and we will get to work for you. 

Essure® Birth Control Side Effects

Side effects reported by women who have used Essure include:

  • Implant breakage inside the body
  • Migration of the device within the body
  • Perforation (puncture) of internal organs
  • Constant pelvic/abdominal pain
  • Unintended pregnancy with injury to baby
  • Stillbirth
  • Late-term miscarriage
  • Persistent bleeding
  • Extreme bloating
  • Cramping
  • Migraines

Removal of the Essure implant requires surgery, and many women harmed by the device must also undergo painful hysterectomies, partial hysterectomies, and other abdominal surgeries to get better. Our attorneys understand the physical, emotional, and financial damage caused by Essure injuries, and we’re here to fight for you.

Bayer Halts Essure® Sales in U.S. Market

Bayer, Essure’s manufacturer, announced in July 2018 that it would remove Essure from the U.S. market and discontinue sales of the device by the end of the year. While Bayer attributes their decision to a significant decline in Essure sales, The New York Times reports that, by mid-April 2018, about 16,800 plaintiffs had filed injury lawsuits against Bayer for complications resulting from Essure.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says they will continue to monitor reports of Essure-related complications and subsequent removal surgeries.

FDA Issued Essure® Black Box Warning Before Bayer Halted Sales

In 2016, the FDA ordered Bayer to conduct a new clinical study to evaluate Essure’s risk to patients. In addition, Essure packaging was required to feature a black box warning—the strictest warning prescription drugs and medical devices can carry—to alert patients of potentially harmful or fatal side effects.

Even with Essure’s black box warning, many women remained uninformed of the device’s significant risks. In April 2018, the FDA announced the restriction of Essure sales exclusively to healthcare providers who agreed to review the FDA-approved Patient-Doctor Checklist with their patients. The document, which must be signed by patients, states that both Essure’s risks and benefits have been discussed. 

Essure® Injury Victims Deserve Experienced Help

Our attorneys are ready to help if you or a loved one were harmed by Essure. Don’t let your rights go unprotected. Call or contact us 24/7 for a free initial consultation. There’s no obligation, and it takes just a few minutes to get started.

Essure® is a registered trademark of Bayer and is used here only to identify the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Bayer or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Cases may be referred to another attorney or law firm.

 

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