Essure Lawsuit Lawyer
What You Need to Know About This Dangerous Birth Control and Your Rights Following Harm
Essure is a permanent sterilization device (birth control) manufactured by Bayer. The device is inserted by navigating the device through the vagina and into the fallopian tubes where it then remains permanently implanted; it is not meant to be removed. According to a description of the birth control product published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over a course of approximately three months, the body’s own tissues grow over the device within the fallopian tube, and it is this tissue buildup that keeps sperm from reaching eggs.
While the idea of permanent, hormone-free birth control may sound nice, there have been tens of thousands of lawsuits filed against Bayer in regards to patient harm caused by Essure. If you have had Essure implanted and have suffered adverse effects, you may have a case. Call our experienced Essure lawsuit lawyers at the offices of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC today to learn more.
Adverse Effects Associated with Essure Birth Control Devices
There have been a number of reports and lawsuits filed detailing the adverse effects associated with the use of Essure birth control devices. These effects include:
- Persistent pain;
- Perforation of the uterus;
- Device migration;
- Fetal deaths;
- Allergy and hypersensitivity reactions;
- Abnormal bleeding;
- Autoimmune issues;
- Unwanted pregnancy; and
Because of the large number of complaints lodged against Bayer (26,773), the FDA issued guidance to Bayer for the creation of a “black box” warning for the devices. Prior to the FDA requirement, the drug manufacturing company claims that the device was not only nearly 100 percent effective, but also completely safe. In July 2018, the company announced that it would cease sales of Essure within the United States by the end of the year.
Your Rights if You’ve Been Harmed by an Essure Device
If you have used an Essure device and suffered any of the adverse events listed above and the side effects and consequences associated with such events–including the need for medical care, surgery, medication, economic losses, and pain and suffering–you need to meet with a qualified defective medical device attorney today. Others like you are bringing forth lawsuits against Bayer alleging that the company misrepresented information about the device when seeking initial FDA approval and failed to report serious and dangerous side effects. You have the right to hold Bayer liable for your harm and seek compensation for your:
- Costs of medical care associated with the device’s malfunction; and
- Other economic and noneconomic losses.
Call Our Essure Lawsuit Lawyers to Learn More
When big pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies take advantage of patients and issue products that cause serious harm, those patients deserve compensation for their losses and the company needs to be held responsible for its negligence. At the law offices of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, we have the resources and skill set it takes to go up against big companies like Bayer and know how to aggressively represent you in your claim for damages. If you’ve suffered harm, don’t hesitate to contact our law offices for your free, no-obligation case consultation today.