Essure is marketed as a form of 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. The FDA has received complaints of adverse effects users have reported when using Essure, including:
Perforation of the uterus and fallopian tubes
Intra-abdominal or pelvic device migration
Abnormal or irregular bleeding
Allergy or hypersensitivity to the device
Essure failure resulting in pregnancy
Miscarriage and fetal death
Need for hysterectomy
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 as a result of 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 properly 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 has been accused of intentionally concealing the potentially devastating effects of using Essure. If you have used Essure and have experienced persistent pain, perforation, migration of the device, abnormal bleeding, or device failure, 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.
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 is designed to let women know about the potential life-threating 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 as a result of using Essure are asking for a recall of the device. Yet, until the FDA receives further results, the main 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 listed on the product warn women that they should seek follow-up care in the months after the device is implanted and use back-up 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 as a result of using Essure, contact Edward M. Bernstein & Associates today. The firm is committed to ensuring that women’s voices are heard on this important issue. If you’ve experienced problems with the device, you may be able to join Ed Bernstein & Associates in filing lawsuits against Essure.
Sold as Less Invasive Birth Control, But Some Women Required Surgery Due to Essure
Essure is marketed as a less invasive, non-surgical form of birth control. However, when women encountered problems with the product, they sometimes faced major 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. Lawsuits against Bayer have claimed that Bayer failed to properly train doctors in how to implant the device or remove the device when complications arose.
Bayer is being accused of failing to adequately test its device and failing to properly warn women about the potential risks and side effects that the device could cause. While the device has been approved by the FDA, 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. Women who were part of Essure’s initial trials claim that their responses were distorted to make the product look safer than it really was. Some claim 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 Implant 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 serious 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.