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Essure was marketed to women as a safe and permanent birth control device. However, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against the drug’s manufacturer by patients who have reported intense abdominal pain, allergic reactions, internal injuries and unintended pregnancy.
If you were harmed by this device, you may be entitled compensation to cover medical bills, injuries and any other costs associated with your injuries. The accomplished class action attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC will review your claim to determine if you are able to file an Essure lawsuit. Your initial consultation is always free and we will not charge you any legal fees unless you are awarded damages.
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Defects Reported to the FDA
Essure is a non-surgical implant that was created by Conceptus, Inc. in 2002, when it was first submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval. In 2013, Bayer bought Conceptus and merged with the company.
Essure is made of metallic coils implanted into the fallopian tubes. Once in place, scar tissue forms in and around the device, blocking the fallopian tubes and preventing pregnancy.
Shortly after Bayer released Essure into the market, physicians began submitting reports to the FDA about their patients who were suffering serious complications from the device, including:
- Persistent pain
- Perforation of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes
- Device migration
- Abnormal bleeding
- Device breakage
- Difficult or painful intercourse
- Heavier/irregular menstruation
- Weight fluctuations
- Allergy or hypersensitivity reactions
Patients with a nickel allergy have reported dry patches of skin and rashes forming in areas before severe symptoms occur.
In rare cases, some patients have also reported device failure, resulting in unintended pregnancies.
If you have experienced any pain or allergic reaction to Essure or became pregnant after the device was implanted, you may be able to take legal action through an Essure lawsuit with our defective medical device lawyers.
FDA Actions Against Essure
In September 2015, the FDA convened an advisory committee meeting to discuss the safety and efficacy of Essure after receiving reports of thousands of adverse event reports about the device.
After months of review, the FDA ordered Bayer to conduct a postmarket study to gather more data on the benefits and risks of the device and mandated that stronger warnings be added to the device’s label.
In November 2016, the new label was approved by the FDA to include a black box warning, the FDA’s strongest warning, about the risks of organ perforation, device migration, pain, allergic reactions and other possible adverse events. It also included a patient checklist that reviews the possible risks of the device.
Pharmaceutical companies that falsely market dangerous products to consumers as safe should be held accountable for their breach of the public’s trust. Contact our class action attorneys to learn more about filing an Essure lawsuit.
How an Essure Lawsuit Could Help You
Hundreds of women have filed lawsuits claiming that Bayer failed to warn about the dangers associated with its product. If you were one of the women who has been affected by a defective Essure device, you may be able to file an Essure lawsuit against Bayer.
By filing an Essure lawsuit, our attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and much more.
Bayer’s admission that the Essure device could cause users severe pain and suffering justifies the notion that it was aware of the complications years before the FDA’s rulings. Our attorneys have decades of experience in fighting for the rights of defective product victims and will help you to pursue maximum compensation.
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Living with the pain and difficulties caused by an Essure device is unacceptable. If you have experienced any allergic reactions, injuries, abdominal pain or medical complications that you believe were caused by Essure, seek immediate legal representation.
The dedicated class action attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC exemplify the experience and dedication needed to pursue an injury claim from a medical device and can help you determine if filing an Essure lawsuit would be beneficial to your interests.