Essure was marketed as a non-surgical permanent birth control option. According to Essure, over three-quarters of a million women use the product as a birth control method. Essure works by inducing fibrosis (or scarring) in the fallopian tubes after a coil is inserted into each tube. The procedure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002, but since its approval women have reported concerns and complications and it has since been discontinued in the United States.
The product was marketed as non-hormonal birth control and positioned as a less invasive form of permanent birth control. However, the product has been linked to serious side-effects and complications. In the most serious cases, some women have reported perforated organs, migration of the device, ectopic pregnancies, chronic pelvic pain, bleeding, and in the most severe cases, death.
If you have experienced complications after undergoing an Essure procedure, you may be able to join a growing group of women who are seeking compensation from Bayer for their injuries and complications. Bayer failed to adequately warn women about the risks of the Essure device. Women have reported lost quality of life and in some cases, have had to undergo expensive medical procedures as a result of Essure. If you are one of the many women who have suffered from serious side-effects from Essure, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Contact Morris Bart, New Orleans Essure lawyer today to learn more about your rights.
FDA Issues Warnings About Essure
In March 2016, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would require Bayer to place “black box warnings” on its label. Black box warnings are used when the FDA deems it necessary to warn consumers about serious or life-threatening risks a product could cause. The FDA responded to over 5000 women who have claimed that Essure led to complications including unintended pregnancy, severe abdominal pain, and bleeding after the device was implanted. Some women suffered painful miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies. In more serious cases, women suffered punctured organs.
Yet, despite these warnings, the FDA did not recall the device. Essure has not been available for implantation in the United States since December of 2019, however, as sales for the device was discontinued in December of 2018.
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Essure use carries many risks. If you had Essure implanted before March 2016, you may not have been adequately warned about Essure’s full range of risks and complications. Many also claim that Bayer misled the FDA.
Some Common Complications Women Experience from Essure Include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Hair loss
- Tooth loss
- Nickel toxicity
Some Serious Complications Include:
- Puncture of the fallopian tube
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Migration of the device
- Allergic reaction to the device
- Long-term chronic pelvic pain
If you have suffered any complications as a result of using Essure, you may be able to join thousands of women who are speaking up for their rights and for the safety of others. Morris Bart offers qualified legal assistance to women whose lives have been affected by complications due to Essure. Contact our firm today to learn more.
Women Who Have Essure Are Ten Times More Likely to Have Surgery
Studies have confirmed that women who undergo Essure procedures are ten times more likely to have repeat surgery within a year. Follow-up procedures may be more complicated or costly than the original Essure procedure. Essure’s availability on the market is subject to continued study of the product.
Essure Settlement Talks
In August of 2020, Bayer AG officials confirmed they were in talks to resolve thousands of lawsuits that claim Essure contraception devices failed to prevent their pregnancies or otherwise injured them. The company has reserved just under $1.5 billion as provisions to cover the possible settlements.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications with Essure, you may be eligible to file a claim for medical costs, emotional distress, and further damages. Fill out our free case evaluation form to see if you are eligible for a potential Essure lawsuit. An experienced attorney at Morris Bart will assist you in the evaluation process. Initial consultations are FREE. Click here to see more about our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Call us at 1-800-537-8185 today.
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