Essure Birth Control Lawsuits
Essure, a non-surgical birth control device implanted in the body, is a nickel-titanium coil that contains polyethylene terephthalate fibers — a plastic not intended for permanent implantation in the human body.
The controversial device is inserted in a woman’s left and right Fallopian tubes where it causes an inflammatory response that permanently blocks the tubes, and renders the patient sterile.
The device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002.
Essure Birth Control Complications & Claims
There is currently a bill in Congress to pull Essure from the market, and the FDA recently required Bayer Heathcare, the coil manufacturer, to add a black-box warning, which is considered the strongest of warnings, to the Essure label. The FDA also directed Bayer to conduct a new study to assess complication and failure rates with the tiny metal coils.
The federal agency has received more than 5,000 complaints of adverse effects, including organ perforation, pelvic pain, unintended pregnancies and abnormal bleeding.
A federal judge recently ruled that five women who claim they were harmed by Essure sterilization coils can go ahead with their lawsuit against Bayer, which is facing a barrage of lawsuits across the country. U.S. District Judge John R. Padova in Philadelphia ruled that the company used misleading advertising and that it failed to warn about Essure’s risks.
TV Commercial About Essure Birth Control Lawsuits
Essure Birth Control Complications
Essure is a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure that does not require an incision, and Bayer claims the device is nearly 100 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. However, thousands of women across the country have complained the device has caused severe pain, miscarriages and serious injuries due to fragmentation and/or migration.
The controversial device has also reportedly been linked to hair loss and memory lapses. Bayer says about 750,000 women have used Essure.
Health Problems Linked to Essure
The FDA continues to examine safety concerns about Essure raised by patients and cited in Medical Device Reports (MDRs). Reported health problems include:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Unintended pregnancies
- Severe pelvic pain
- Organ perforation
- Hair loss
- Memory lapses
Our Essure Birth Control Lawyers Can Help You
Our Essure birth control attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by an Essure birth control device. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement.
We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
Our No-Fee Promise on Essure Birth Control Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
Start Your Essure Birth Control Claim
Our Essure birth control device lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Essure birth control lawsuit claims.