On Dec. 31, 2018, Bayer will discontinue selling its Essure birth control device in U.S. markets. Essure is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved non-surgical birth control device. However, many women have reported suffering adverse health effects due to Essure, including device migration, organ perforation and pregnancy.
Although Bayer continues to stand by the safety and effectiveness of Essure, the company stated its reasoning for discontinuing Essure in the U.S. is due to declining sales. Furthermore, this move comes after Bayer stopped selling Essure in several countries in Europe, South America and North America.
If you or someone you love has suffered adverse side effects caused by a defective Essure device, contact Gordon & Partners’s defective medical device lawyers to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We will review your claim to help you determine if you may be entitled to file an Essure lawsuit against Bayer. All of our class action attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only have to pay us if we recover compensation for your claim.
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What is Essure?
Essure was first approved by the FDA in 2002 as the only permanent birth control device that does not require patients to undergo an operation.
During the procedure, a small Essure insert is permanently placed into each of the patient’s fallopian tubes by a health care provider. These inserts work to block the fallopian tubes so that scar tissue forms over the incisions and sperm cannot fertilize the patient’s eggs, preventing pregnancy. Typically, it takes about three months for scar tissue to form and cover the barrier.
The Essure device is a metal coil made of materials that include polyester fibers, nickel, titanium, platinum, sliver-tin and stainless steel. Although many patients receive successful Essure implants, some patients may be allergic to these materials and suffer severe adverse reaction after receiving an Essure device.
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Have You Suffered Side Effects from Essure?
The FDA has received approximately 10,000 reports of women suffering serious side effects after being implanted with an Essure device. Women have reportedly experienced:
- Chronic Pain
- Excessive bleeding
- Coil migration and embedment
- Fallopian tube perforation
- Fallopian tube tearing
- Numbness and tingling in arms, hands, legs, and feet
If you have experienced any adverse symptoms after receiving an Essure device, you may be entitled to file an Essure lawsuit to recover compensation. Our attorneys are experienced in pursuing cases against manufacturers of dangerous medical devices and will help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
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Filing an Essure Lawsuit
Lawsuits have been filed against Bayer by women who believe the pharmaceutical company knew that Essure may be dangerous, but neglected to warn consumers.
In many cases, patients have turned to legal action after suffering serious complications due to Essure. These lawsuits allege that Bayer has failed to:
- Report Essure’s negative side effects and worked to hide this information
- Complete a risk analysis for Essure
- Safely distribute Essure to health care providers
- Require physicians selling Essure were qualified to promote the products
- Train health care providers on how to use Essure
- Inform the FDA of incidents of organ perforation, device migration and broken coils regarding Essure devices
If you received an Essure implant and experienced negative side effects or health complications, you may be entitled to pursue an Essure lawsuit. We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review the complications you may have suffered and determine if they were caused by a defective Essure device.
If we determine that you may file an Essure lawsuit, you may be entitled to obtain compensation for:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Surgical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
Our attorneys are experienced negotiators with several decades of combined experience representing victims of negligence. We will be able to provide you an accurate assess the value of the pain and suffering you have endured to determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to pursue. We will not accept any settlement that does not reflect the damages you have suffered.
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FDA Action Against Essure
In 2015, the FDA ordered Bayer to conduct a post-market surveillance study on Essure after receiving thousands of complaints from women suffering from device complications.
The study was approved in September 2016 to gain a comprehensive understanding of when patients may be at risk of suffering complications from Essure. After the study’s preliminary findings were released, the FDA ordered Bayer to place stronger warning labels on Essure to inform patients of the risks associated with the device.
Additionally, the FDA required Bayer to include a black box warning label on Essure packages that informed patients and physicians about the device’s risk of organ perforation, device migration, chronic pain and allergic reactions. A black box label is the most severe type of FDA warning and is often reserved for products that pose the risk of serious injury or death to consumers.
On April 9, 2018, the FDA limited sales of the Essure device to only health care providers who use the FDA-approved “Patient-Doctor Discussion Checklist- Acceptance of Risk and Informed Decision Acknowledgement.” This means sale and distribution of Essure had been limited to health care providers who agree to review a checklist with patients and require them to sign it before receiving an Essure implant.
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If you or someone you love has suffered an adverse reaction, injury or unwanted pregnancy due to Essure, do not hesitate to contact an attorney to discuss pursuing legal action.
Gordon & Partners’s attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of negligence obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. We have helped our clients obtain millions in verdicts and settlements, and will pursue the maximum compensation you may be entitled to receive. We understand the difficulties that victims of defective products may experience and will commit our skills and resources to helping you obtain the results you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a member of our accomplished team of attorneys. We provide all of our services on a contingency fee basis. This means we will investigate your claim and represent your case at no upfront cost. The only time you have to pay us is if we help you recover compensation. There is no risk in contacting us to find out if you have a case.
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