Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced last week that it will no longer sell or distribute its controversial Essure contraceptive, amid growing pressure from consumer advocacy groups and thousands of reports of severe — in some cases irreversible — health complications.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Essure complications, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
July 28, 2018 – Essure is a permanent contraceptive that was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. The device, which is intended for women ages 21-45, consists of a pair of soft, nickel-titanium coils that a healthcare provider inserts into each of the Fallopian tubes. The coils cause scar tissue to grow around them, thereby blocking the Fallopian tubes so that eggs cannot reach the uterus.
Bayer continues to stand by the safety of Essure, and many physicians feel the media surrounding the device is overblown. However, complaints about Essure have continued to be reported from women across the U.S.
In February 2016, the FDA announced that it was requiring Bayer to conduct post-market research on Essure, and added a “black box” warning to the product’s labeling. Black box warnings are the strongest allowed by law, and are reserved for products that can cause adverse health consequences and even death,
“The device has been associated with serious risks including persistent pain, perforation of the uterus and fallopian tubes, and migration of the coils into the pelvis or abdomen,” the FDA wrote at the time. “As the FDA learned more from patients about the serious adverse events associated with this device, we took a series of important actions to better understand the benefits and risks, and to address patient safety concerns.”
Meanwhile, estimates put the number of lawsuits filed over Essure in the tens of thousands,
Do I Have an Essure Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Essure lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by Essure side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a class action suit and our lawyers can help.