Las Vegas Essure Lawsuit Representation

March 21, 2016 | Ed Bernstein
Las Vegas Essure Lawsuit Representation

Essure Lawsuit for Health Complications

pregnant woman involved in essure lawsuit

Essure is marketed as non-surgical permanent birth control for women that requires a doctor to place flexible coils inside a woman’s vagina, cervix, and fallopian tubes. Over three months, the device causes tissue to build up around the insert to prevent pregnancy. However, the FDA has received complaints of adverse effects users have reported when using Essure, including:

  • Persistent pain, including abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Headaches, nausea, and other allergic reactions to the device
  • Perforation of the uterus and fallopian tubes
  • Intra-abdominal or pelvic device migration
  • Abnormal, irregular, or increased bleeding
  • Allergy or hypersensitivity to the device
  • Essure failure resulting in pregnancy
  • Miscarriage and fetal death
  • Need for hysterectomy
  • Colon perforation
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Death

The FDA has received over 2,800 comments and complaints about the use of Essure. The device has yet to be recalled, but the FDA is currently reviewing current patient and medical reports. Until the FDA makes its decision, approximately 500,000 women are allegedly at risk of health complications and diminished quality of life due to using Essure birth control products. Patients who have used Essure claim that symptoms resulting from the use of Essure were preventable. Many patients claim that they were not adequately warned about Essure’s potential risks. Bayer, the company that manufactures and sells Essure, has been accused of misleading the Food and Drug Administration and misleading and concealing information from its consumers. Bayer is accused of intentionally obscuring the potentially devastating effects of using Essure. 

Suppose you have used Essure and have experienced persistent pain, perforation, device migration, abnormal bleeding, or device failure. In that case, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, associated medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. The law firm of Edward M. Bernstein and Associates is currently accepting cases from women who have suffered complications from the Essure Birth Control Device.  Edward M. Bernstein and Associates has successfully handled other cases against Bayer and has won a verdict of $104 million against pharmaceutical giants Teva and Baxter, the 7th largest verdict in the U.S. in 2011.

Our lawyers in Las Vegas may be able to help you in filing an Essure implant lawsuit.

Essure Miscarriages and Unwanted Pregnancies

When women received the Essure implant, many were told that they would not get pregnant. However, not all doctors followed proper follow-up procedures. For example, some women were not advised to use backup birth control after getting the Essure implant in the first few months. Other women did not receive proper medical follow-up to ensure that the implant was currently in place to prevent pregnancy. For some women, this resulted in Essure miscarriages and unwanted pregnancies.

Bayer, the company that manufactures Essure, is being criticized for marketing its product to exaggerate its effectiveness. For example, the company claimed that no woman could get pregnant while using the product. In fact, according to one professor at Yale, as many as 1 in 10 women who use Essure may get pregnant. The reality is that proper follow-up and use of backup birth control in the early months may be necessary as a precaution. Essure pregnancies are dangerous, both to the mother and to the unborn baby. Women who become pregnant may be advised to abort. Due to the Essure device, women who carry their babies to term risk miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, premature birth, and allergic reactions device.

If you became pregnant while using Essure, you might be entitled to receive compensation for your complications and losses. Many women have become pregnant after receiving Essure and assurances that their birth control method was safe and effective. Ed Bernstein & Associates are Bayer Essure lawsuit lawyers in NV who may be able to assist you in seeking justice if you suffered an Essure miscarriage or unwanted pregnancy.

FDA Issues Black Box Warnings on Essure

In light of complaints about Essure, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it would require a “black box warning” on the product. The warning lets women know about the potentially life-threatening risks and side effects of the device. What is significant about this development is that women who had the device implanted between 2002 and 2015 didn’t receive this warning.

For many women, the new warnings arrive too late. Women who have used Essure have reported that they’ve had miscarriages, unintended pregnancies, and some have experienced severe pain and bleeding. While Bayer has been asked to sponsor a study to determine whether the product poses a threat to public health, the product remains on the market. Women who have been injured due to using Essure are asking for a recall of the device. Yet, until the FDA receives different results, the primary way that women can seek justice for their injuries is by seeking damages from Bayer for losses and pain caused by the product.

Women who have used Essure have reported ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, miscarriage, and fetal deaths. Unintended pregnancies were also reported. Current warnings on the product warn women that they should seek follow-up care in the months after the device is implanted and use backup birth control until a doctor certifies that the device is working. Yet, for women who didn’t receive these warnings, the consequences have sometimes been painful and tragic. If you have experienced adverse effects from using Essure, contact Edward M. Bernstein & Associates today. The firm commits to hearing women’s voices on this vital issue. In addition, if you’ve experienced problems with the device, you may be able to join Ed Bernstein & Associates in filing lawsuits against Essure.

Some Women Required Surgery Says Essure Lawsuit

Essure is marketed as a less invasive, non-surgical form of birth control. However, when women encountered problems with the product, they sometimes faced significant surgery. Essure is offered as an alternative to surgical tubal ligation. However, some women have reported that they’ve had to undergo hysterectomies after Essure’s metal coils migrated, punctured organs, led to an allergic reaction, or caused problems. In addition, a study found that women who required follow-up surgery ended up paying more when using Essure than if they had just undergone tubal ligation surgery. Lawsuits against Bayer have claimed that Bayer failed to properly train doctors to implant the device or remove the device when complications arose.

Bayer is being accused of failing to test its device adequately and adequately warn women about the potential risks and side effects that the device could cause. While the FDA has approved the device, some lawsuits against Bayer claim that the company failed to provide complete, truthful information to the government about the device’s potential risks and side effects. Bayer maintains that the product is safe and effective. However, thousands of women have claimed that the product has led to a host of adverse complications. In addition, women who were part of Essure’s initial trials claim that their responses were distorted to make the product look safer than it was. Finally, some argue that the company edited negative feedback from its reports.

In recent years, more women have been speaking out about their complications and concerns. If you had an Essure implant and have experienced pain or adverse effects, you may be able to join a growing number of women pursuing Essure lawsuits for pain and suffering and medical expenses.

Essure Lawsuit

Edward M. Bernstein & Associates is working with women who have used Essure to pursue lawsuits against Bayer, the device’s manufacturer. If you have an Essure implant and are concerned for your health, or have experienced severe complications, contact the offices of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates today. Our Essure lawsuit lawyers can assist you in getting justice and raising awareness of women’s experiences with the product.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.