In April 2018, the FDA took a unique move to restrict the sale of Essure. Now, only those health care providers who promise to give patients information about the risks and benefits of the device will be allowed to use it.
Why Are Women Filing Essure Lawsuits?
Essure is linked to many serious complications. Thousands of women are suffering permanent injuries and pain from the birth control device. Bayer withheld important information from the FDA just so the device could be approved, leaving many women in the dark about what they were actually allowing to be put into their bodies.
Now, upwards of 16,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer’s controversial device. The lawsuits claim that Bayer did, in fact, know of the increased risks of severe complications with Essure, but failed to warn patients and health care providers or remove the device from the market.
Dangerous Essure side effects and complications include:
- Allergic reactions
- Pelvic pain
- Additional surgeries
- Menstruation problems
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Ovarian, uterine, or fallopian cysts
- Painful intercourse
- Ectopic pregnancies
- Fetal death
- Device breakage or migration
Can Essure Be Removed or Reversed?
Since the procedure to implant Essure is permanent, it generally can’t be reversed.
Few women have had successful Essure removals through surgery, but the effects of the birth control aren’t guaranteed to be reversed. Most of the injured women who seek Essure removal don’t want the ability to bear children again anyway—they just want their health back.
Injured by Essure?
If you or a loved one currently has or has had an Essure implant, you may be entitled to compensation. Even if you haven’t suffered any injuries from Essure, you may still have a case. Contact the Essure lawyers at Pintas & Mullins to receive a free and confidential case evaluation. You have a limited time to file a claim, so don’t wait.