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If you or a loved one has been harmed by a permanent birth control device, then you may have a claim for compensation against the manufacturer. The Essure birth control device—made by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.—has now been linked to a number of serious side-effects and plaintiffs, advocates, and legislators alike are now calling for restitution and a complete ban of the product.
Alan R. Goodman is a dedicated and proven Springfield defective product lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our injured, wronged and bereaved clients. Our firm will not hesitate to challenge the corporate entities behind these dangerous product cases and has the insight, experience, and resources to face them in the courtroom, if necessary.
What is Essure?
Essure is a device consisting of flexible metal coils implanted into the fallopian tubes. Tissue forms around the coils within months and is supposed to block the sperm from reaching the eggs. However, serious complications have been reported according to the FDA, including:
- Poking through the fallopian tubes or uterus
- Persistent pain after the procedure for weeks or months
- Changes in menstrual cycles
- Symptoms similar to those of allergic reactions
- Symptoms similar to those in autoimmune diseases, such as joint pain and fatigue
The Essure device was initially approved by the FDA in 2002. However, it is now believed that Bayer provided insufficient information on its own product during the PreMarket Approval process. Between 2002 and 2015, the FDA received nearly 10,000 “adverse event reports” from Essure users and that number has only gone up. Numerous lawsuits from Idaho, California, and Pennsylvania have already been filed against Bayer and many more from around the country are pending.