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Injured By Essure?

If you or your loved one has undergone the permanent birth control procedure from Essure and has experienced side effects, please contact our legal team immediately

Simply fill the case request form above or call toll-free 877-274-8672 available anytime 24/7 to discuss with leading attorneys that will work for you and assist with filing immediately for compensation.

Essure Allegations and Complaints Against Bayer

Most of the Essure lawsuits targeting Bayer were filed by women suing for pain and suffering caused by the device. Not only is Bayer accused of failing to report the potential for serious side effects, they also allegedly falsified their application for device approval.

The medical implant market totals $400 billion annually and many of these manufacturers care far more about their profits than patients’ potential health risks. Many of the lawsuits claim that the manufacturer’s failure to warn physicians and patients of potential side effects is what caused the harm.

Specific allegations made in the lawsuits include:

  • Failing to properly train physicians on using Essure
  • Encouraging physicians to persuade patients to use Essure
  • Distributing Essure to unqualified physicians to sell to patients
  • Failing to disclose over 16,000 medical device complaints about malfunctioning to the FDA
  • Failure to track complications associated with Essure
  • Failure to complete risk analysis for Essure
  • Manufacturing the Essure device for three years with no license
  • Actively concealing and failing to report the adverse events associated with Essure

Essure Lawsuits against Bayer

Normally, it’s common practice for medical manufacturers to warn physicians and patients about the potential of any serious side effects. Shockingly, thousands of women have filed Essure lawsuits, accusing Bayer of intentionally concealing complications associated with their birth control implant.

As of April 13, over 16,800 Essure lawsuits had already been filed against Bayer. The health complications associated with Essure have been nothing short of severe and debilitating, requiring additional operations for many patients and proving to be fatal for some. To this day, Essure lawyers continue helping women who believe they’re pain and suffering has been caused by using the implant device.

Filing a Essure Lawsuit Against Bayer

Contacting a lawyer is the first step in filing an Essure lawsuit against Bayer. Many Essure attorneys will offer a free case evaluation if you think you’re suffering because of the birth control implant. Generally speaking, many Essure lawyers offer a contingency fee and a free case evaluation, meaning they won’t charge anything if they decide not to take on the case. These Essure attorneys typically don’t charge at all unless the case against Bayer is successful.

The statute of limitations, or time limit, for filing these types of cases varies state by state. An Essure lawyer should be able to help determine the statute of limitations in your particular state. Depending on the state, women typically have one to five years to file a lawsuit over Essure. When a patient has died from Essure, the statute of limitations is generally less and can be one from one to three years for a wrongful death action. The wrongful death action gives family’s of the Essure victim the right to compensation for the death of their loved one.

Women should not hesitate to contact an Essure lawyer if suspect their suffering is associated with the medical implant. If you wait too long, you could run out of time and lose your right to file a case.

Essure Birth Control

Essure was originally approved by the FDA as a Class III medical device in 2002. This implant could technically be considered a form of tube litigation, although it does not involve tying the tubes together like other methods. The Essure medical implant device is designed to block the eggs from moving through the patient’s fallopian tubes as a preventative measure against fertilization or implantation.

Essure Side Effects, Complications and Injuries

According to the FDA, the agency has received over 26,000 adverse effects reports about Essure birth control as of January 2018. Medical complications associated with the Essure implants have caused death to a number of patients. Some of the more common injuries and side effects caused by the Bayer Essure birth control implant include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergies to nickel
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Death
  • Depression
  • Device breakage
  • Device displacement
  • Fatigue
  • Heavy Periods
  • Hysterectomy
  • Severe Pelvic Pain
  • Weight Gain
  • Additional surgeries
  • Hair loss
  • Brain fog
  • Rashes or itching
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Fetal death
  • Device breakage, migration or expulsion
  • Perforation of the uterus, colon or another organ
  • Migraine headaches
  • Menstruation problems

Can Essure Be Removed Or Reversed?

Essure is a permanent medical implant that is not designed to be reversed. This type of hysteroscopic sterilization does not require any incisions. The implant is a soft, metallic spring-like device that is wound in synthetic fibers. The metal component is comprised of a nickel titanium outer coil that expands and a stainless-steel inner coil.

The device is implanted into the patient’s fallopian tubes, where the synthetic fibers surrounding the inner and outer soft, metal coils are designed to encourage scar tissue growth that will create a barrier preventing sperm from reaching the eggs.

However, complications often arise if the device breaks a part inside the patient. Attempts to remove the device with hysterectomies still lead to medical complications or health issues for many patients. Even when the implant is successfully removed, the contraceptive effects may not be reversible.

After a year or so, many patients have needed to undergo additional surgeries to have the Essure implant removed or to have their internal organs repaired. A number of female patients have undergone hysterectomies to have the device removed and continue to suffer complications. Some patients have died as a result of these complications.

Women suffering after receiving the birth control implant need to have a doctor properly diagnosis their injuries. Physicians can help identify the causation link between the victim’s suffering and the Essure device. Whenever possible, patients should have the Essure implant removed as soon as possible before come of the common symptoms associated with the implant started to occur.

A doctor should examine the Essure device to identify defects or potential hazards impairing the victim’s health. Bayer’s decision to take Essure off the market was primarily because of the all the pressure they were getting from victims and regulating authorities worldwide over the variety of health complications and injuries the device caused.

If you have suffered through additional surgeries or subsequent injuries caused by the Essure implant, contact a lawyer today to discuss your options.

Essure Cases, Settlements and Verdicts

All of the Essure lawsuits are still in early stages of the litigation, so there haven’t been any settlements or verdicts reached yet. So far, most of the lawsuits have been consolidated in states such as California which has the largest number of Essure lawsuits currently pending.

Judge Winifred Y Smith of the Alameda County Superior Court in California who is presiding over claims of 13,000 women who have been injured by the Essure birth control device has made an order on March 27, 2018 for the attorneys representing the victims to agree to one master complaint to guide all the victims against the defendant, Bayer Corporation.

Judge Smith has also signalled her intention to speed up the lawsuit process and move these cases more quickly to trial. The developments in the California courts has recently caused an explosion of lawsuit filing across the country who will likely be following the same procedures of Judge Smith and the California courts.

Essure patients in every state are suffering from health complications and it is important to learn the legal rights to compensation victims have from the harmful complications caused from the Essure birth control device.

Women all over the country have been traumatized and injured by Essure, but the fight against Bayer over this device is still in the early stages. There has been no shortage of grassroots movements, protests and advocacy groups pushing this issue to the forefront.

The latest Essure lawsuits were filed in Pennsylvania federal courts during February and April 2018. The first Essure cases to go to trial are probably going to be the California lawsuits. The first cases to go to trial can often set the precedent for many of the other lawsuits that will soon follow.

Plaintiffs in these Essure lawsuits may receive compensation for:

  • Lost time from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of quality of life

The more attention Essure lawsuits get and the more successful these cases are in court, the more likely other victims are to be compensated for their losses. If you feel you may be one of the women suffering because of an Essure birth control implant, contact a lawyer immediately to discuss how you can pursue legal restitution to recoup your losses.

Essure Class Action Lawsuits

There haven’t been any class action Essure lawsuits filed in the US. Lawyers in theses cases have been filing personal injury lawsuits instead. According to Bayer, as of April 2018, there have been two lawsuits in North America pursuing class action certification. Bayer’s financial reports show there are now over 16,000 Essure lawsuits filed independently, but no multidistrict litigation cases have been approved by federal courts yet.

Essure Lawsuit News

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Essure Timeline

2018
  • In July, Bayer finally announced it would stop selling Essure in the US by the end of 2018.
2017
  • On Feb. 17, the public health agency in Brazil announced that Essure sales would discontinue in the country.
  • On May 6, national rallies were held calling for Bayer to pull Essure from markets worldwide.
  • On June 19, Essure announced a decrease in demand for Essure was causing them to gradually cease sales in Canada. On June 25, Bayer announced the same gradual cessation of sales for Netherlands and Finland as well.
  • By Sept 1, Bayer announced that Essure would no longer be sold anywhere in the UK. Less than 3 weeks later, Bayer announces that it would stop selling Essure everywhere except the US.
  • On Oct. 25, a 3rd Quarter Earnings Report by Bayer revealed that there had already been 10,500 Essure lawsuits filed against the manufacturer.
2016
  • Essure lawsuits against Bayer are filed from several states and the FDA requires Bayer to conduct another post-market study and the medical device is to now be sold with a black box warning and patient decision checklist signed by physicians and patients.
  • On June 30, Health Canada issues warnings about complications associated with Essure.
2015
  • The FDA is petitioned to revoke the Essure pre-market approval based on an expedited process replete with fraud, including falsified medical records.
  • On April 24, the five-year post-market study required by the 2002 PMA is published.
  • On June 24, the FDA claims its already received more than 5,000 complaints about Essure and agrees to hold a public hearing in three months to evaluate its safety and effectiveness.
  • On Sept. 24, the FDA held a public hearing in which Essure manufacturers were sharply criticized for not collecting enough data about the implant and for how the clinical trials were conducted. The hearing determined that more safety information was needed, but the panel didn't recommend moving it from the market.
2014
  • On April 21, Contraception journal publishes a study determining that women are more likely to get pregnant using Essure versus traditional tubal ligation.
2011
  • The first Essure problems pages start popping up on Facebook and Essure Adverse Event reports begin piling up with the FDA. It seems patients are beginning to link the Essure device to their subsequent physical injuries and medical complications. In January, the FDA cites the manufacturer for using unapproved materials and violating the PMA.
2008
  • In January, the FDA informed the manufacturer that they discovered Essure devices being built in an unlicensed factory since 2005 and that they had failed to properly document their procedures.
2002
  • Essure is originally manufactured and marketed by Conceptus, which was approved by the FDA on Nov. 4. Bayer acquires Conceptus on June 5, 2013.

If you or a loved one suffer due to complications from the essure birth control device, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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