Essure, developed by Conceptus, Inc., a company owned by Bayer, is a permanent, non-surgical form of birth control (touted as a better, nonsurgical alternative than a tubal ligation) where flexible coils are placed through the vagina and cervix to ultimately settle in the fallopian tubes. Once inserted, scar tissue forms around the coils over a three month period, which eventually blocks the fallopian tubes, thus preventing fertilization. After the three month period, a doctor performs certain testing of the implantation site, which includes the injection of dye through the cervix and an x-ray taken to ensure that the dye does not migrate past the coils. When the dye is unable to move past the Essure device, the doctor is able to determine that the implantation was effective in preventing contraception.
While Essure has been successful in preventing pregnancy, thousands of women have reported serious side effects since the device’s release to the public back in 2002. At the Stern Law, PLLC, no person deserves to be harmed by dangerous products and with this in mind, we fight hard for our clients to receive the justice they deserve. If you developed side effects as a result of using Essure, contact the Stern Law, PLLC today at (844) 808-7529 to learn more about your legal options. We care about our clients and work tirelessly to maximize their chances of recovering damages for their injuries.
Why is Essure Dangerous?
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), Essure can cause short term risks such as mild bleeding, cramping, pelvic and back discomfort. However, the FDA has received nearly 5,100 reports between 2002 and 2015 of serious complications associated with the use of Essure including chronic pain, uterine and/or fallopian tube damage, autoimmune diseases, perforation of organs due to device migration, abnormal bleeding, ectopic pregnancy, and the need for a hysterectomy due to severe damage to the reproductive organs.
As a result, the FDA released a safety announcement to warn potential patients of the safety risks associated with using Essure, which can be accessed here.
Moreover, according to a study conducted by the British Medical Journal, women who get Essure are ten times more likely to require follow up surgery when compared to women who choose to have tubal ligations.
If you have experienced any of the serious complications associated with Essure, contact the Stern Law, PLLC today to learn more about your legal options. No woman should have to face their case alone – call us now at 1-844-808-7529 to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned Essure Injury Lawyers.
Essure and the FDA
At this time, the FDA has yet to recall Essure. Notwithstanding, thousands of women continue to assert that the device has ruined their lives due to its many serious complications. As a result of the ongoing problems associated with Essure, in September of 2015, the FDA held a meeting with Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to examine clinical and scientific opinions as well as the experiences of women who were harmed by the device. Moreover, the FDA received nearly 3,000 comments from the public regarding the risks associated with Essure. As a result, in February of 2016, the FDA ordered Bayer to conduct a post-market surveillance study regarding the risks and benefits of Essure. The FDA also required a new clinical trial to determine the risks for particular women.
Several lawsuits have been filed against Bayer that include claims of negligence, fraud, misrepresentation of the safety and effectiveness of Essure, failure to warn, breach of implied and express warranty, improper physician training, and negligent device design. Many women who have filed these lawsuits hope to prevent other women from getting an Essure device in addition to seeking compensation for their injuries. For more information on your legal options, contact the Stern Law, PLLC today to speak with one of our Essure Injury Lawyers.
Stern Law, PLLC: We Fight Hard for our Clients
If you or a loved one developed complications after using Essure, the time to act is now to preserve your legal rights. Accordingly, it is crucial to speak with an attorney who is qualified to handle the various complexities and nuances associated with suing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Only skilled defective drug lawyers can help victims of Essure recover monetary damages for costs due to medical treatment, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, counseling costs, funeral expenses, as well as lost wages/income.
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At Stern Law, PLLC, we are currently fighting for the rights of our clients to be compensated for their injuries caused by Essure. We want to offer you the same dedication and vigor, so give us a call today to see if you or a loved one may be entitled to recover monetary damages from complications that result from using Essure. Call Stern Law, PLLC today at 1-844-808-7529, or complete an online contact form for assistance. Click here now for more information on scheduling your free case evaluation with one of our seasoned Essure Injury lawyers.