Essure® Birth Control Implant Attorneys
Essure® is a permanent birth control implant consisting of two metal coils inserted into each fallopian tube during a quick medical procedure. Sold by Bayer, the device was first approved for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. Since that time, there have been more than 16,000 lawsuits or claims filed on behalf of women who faced severe side effects after using Essure.
At Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, our attorneys stand up for injury victims harmed by medical device manufacturers nationwide. If you or a loved one required a hysterectomy or surgery due to pain, inflammation, device movement, or perforation of the uterus or fallopian tubes caused by Essure, our lawyers want to help you stand up to Bayer and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Essure® Side Effects Can Lead to Invasive Surgery
The Essure birth control implant has been linked to a variety of side effects, such as:
- Puncturing of nearby internal organs and tissue
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri)
- Movement of the device within the body
- Device breakage, migration, or expulsion
- Allergic reactions to nickel used in the device coils
- Lupus and other autoimmune diseases
- Pregnancy complications
- Device Removal
Essure was designed to be a permanent birth control method, and serious side effects often require surgical removal. Complications from Essure can also lead to the need for hysterectomies and other abdominal surgeries.
Bayer Stops Sale of Essure® After Increased Scrutiny
In July 2018, Bayer announced its intention to discontinue the sale of Essure in the United States by the end of 2018. According to The New York Times, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the FDA commissioner, stated that the FDA will continue to follow reports of side effects and surgeries linked to the device.
Bayer’s announcement came just days before the premiere of the popular Netflix medical device injury documentary, “The Bleeding Edge.” Bayer states that its decision was unrelated to this factor. However, the documentary prominently features the stories of women harmed by Essure and has further increased public scrutiny of the device and its risks.
Get Help From Our Essure® Birth Control Lawyers
The legal team at Dudley DeBosier is now investigating Essure birth control injury cases, and we want to help if you or a loved one required surgery due to complications from the implant. We’re here around the clock, and we’re ready to take your call. Just dial (866) 897-8495 or fill out our free online form to get help from our experienced attorneys now.