Essure Implant Lawsuits Pursued By Women Nationwide
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing injury cases for individuals throughout the United States who have experienced complications with an Essure birth control implant.
Essure is marketed for long-term protection against pregnancy. However, thousands of women have reported suffering severe and debilitating side effects from Essure, including:
- Migration Injury
- Perforation of Uterus or Fallopian Tubes
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Allergic Reaction
- Severe Abdominal Pain or Other Problems
Financial compensation may be available through an Essure birth control lawsuit as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn women and the medical community about the potential risk.
There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
Essure Procedure Problems and Complications
Essure is a permanent form of transcervical sterilization, which has been available as an outpatient procedure since 2002. It was first introduced by Conceptus, and is now manufactured and sold by Bayer Healthcare.
The device is made up of flexible coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes, which are designed to cause scar tissue to develop that blocks the tubes and prevent insemination.
Essure Side Effects
- Pelvic Pain
- Unintended Pregnancy
More than 750,000 women have reportedly received an Essure implant, and a surprisingly large number have experienced painful and debilitating injuries and complications from Essure.
Essure coils are supposed to remain in place within the fallopian tubes, providing long-term sterilization and birth control for the rest of a woman’s life.
Although the manufacturer has promoted Essure as safe and effective, providing a “worry free” form of birth control, thousands of problems have been reported involving women who potential Essure problems following the procedure.
The FDA has received more than 5,000 adverse event reports involving Essure, including 3,300 claims of abdominal pain, more than 1,400 involving menstrual irregularities, nearly the same amount of unexplained headaches and about a thousand reports of fatigue and weight fluctuation. In many cases, these complications have resulted in women requiring a hysterectomy for Essure coil removal.
In September 2015, the FDA convened a panel of independent experts in response to growing concerns about the Essure implant risks. Testimony provided at the hearing by a number of women and critics suggested that an Essure recall should be issued to remove the birth control implant from the market.
Although Essure placement is permanent, limited studies were conducted by the manufacturer on the long-term risks associated with the device.
More than 13 years after Essure was introduced, the FDA advisory committee recommended that the agency require Bayer to provide better safety data, create a patient registry and conduct new clinical trials on Essure safety and effectiveness.
As a result of problems following an Essure procedure, women may be entitled to financial compensation for the severe damage suffered to their health, mental well-being and overall quality of life.
Allegations Raised in Essure Implant Lawsuits
It appears that Bayer Healthcare may have placed their desire for profits before consumer safety by withholding information from women and the medical community about the potential Essure risks. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Essure lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States, investigating claims for:
- Failure to adequately research the potential Essure implant risks;
- Failure to warn consumers about complications with Essure birth control;
- Failure to ensure physicians were properly trained on Essure implantation procedures;
- Failure to report instances of Essure problems as required by federal regulations;
- Misrepresenting the safety of Essure implants for decades;
- Failure to issue an Essure recall after it was known the risks outweigh benefits;
No Fees or Expenses Unless You Receive an Essure Settlement
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is a nationally known injury law firm that is focused exclusively on representing individuals, we do not represent corporations or insurance companies.
Over the course of more than 40 years, our personal injury lawyers have collected more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients in cases of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, product liability and other personal injury lawsuits.
All essure implant lawsuits will be handled by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive a fee if compensation is secured for our client.
Protect your family and find out if you or a loved one may be eligible for a essure birth control implant lawsuit. Request a free consultation and case evaluation.