Essure Device Defect Lawyers
Our law firm investigating and litigating cases involving women who have suffered severe complications as a result of the Essure Device. We are taking cases on behalf of women who have been injured by Essure implants. Essure is a birth control device that is designed to be permanently implanted. Essure is unique in that it is the only permanent birth control device that does not require a surgical incision. The device is deposited into the Fallopian tubes via flexible coils inserted into the vagina and cervix. The design intent of this implantation is for tissue to form around the device, creating a barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the eggs. Unfortunately, some women have reported adverse events after implantation of the Essure device, including:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Perforation of the Fallopian tubes
- Migration of the device
- Persistent pain
- Allergic or hypersensitivity reactions
Investigation into the Essure Device
In 2016, the FDA ordered Bayer, the manufacturer of Essure, to conduct a post-market survey of patients implanted with the device. This led to an order that Bayer must include a specific warning and a patient decision checklist on the product labeling, which led to an approximately 70% decline in sales of Essure in the United States. Despite this, the FDA still feels that many patients are not receiving the information about risks before deciding upon implantation.
Bayer has been ordered to immediately implement the additional safety measures, which include a patient brochure entitled “Patient-Doctor Discussion Checklist – Acceptance of Risk and Informed Decision Acknowledgement.” This document must be reviewed with the prospective patient by their doctor, and both patient and the implanting physician must sign the document to ensure the patient has been fully informed of the risks of the device. Bayer has been informed that the FDA will be monitoring these new restrictions, and failure to comply could result in criminal and civil penalties.
However, prior to the implementation of the additional safety measures, many women experienced significant complications from their Essure implants and claimed to not have been advised or aware of the potential for such serious consequences.
Bayer Essure Lawsuits
With a lawsuit against Bayer, we may be able to help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about a potential Essure lawsuit, you should contact us immediately as the statutes of limitations restrict the time frame in which you may be able to pursue your claims. If you believe that you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to an Essure device, and you are interested in learning more about how we can help, please contact Essure Device Attorney today for a free consultation.
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