On July 20, 2018, pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced that it would discontinue sales of its Essure birth control device, no longer selling or distributing the product after December 31, 2018.
This announcement comes after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) restricted sales to doctors in April 2018 to protect women and ensure they were properly informed of the risks associated with Essure birth control.
HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?
To date, more than 10,000 injuries have been reported and an estimated 16,000 lawsuits have been filed by women claiming that Essure permanent birth control caused serious injuries such as device migration, organ perforation, autoimmune disorders, accidental pregnancies, and hysterectomies.
Thousands of women have chosen to file personal injury lawsuits, accusing Bayer of hiding safety evidence from the FDA. If you have been affected by Essure birth control, get the help you deserve – give us a call at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form today.
WHAT IS ESSURE BIRTH CONTROL?
Essure is a surgical implant device used as a permanent form of birth control. The device consists of two metal coils inserted into the fallopian tubes. Essure prevents pregnancy as the coils provoke an inflammatory response and scar tissue grows around the devices. It is meant as a form of permanent birth control for women and takes several months to become effective.
According to the FDA, more than 10,000 injuries have been reported since the product was approved in 2002. The procedure is not reversible, and in many cases, Essure’s placement leads to serious pain, injury, and infection.
FDA BLACK BOX WARNING
The high number of women experiencing dangerous side effects and various medical complications has led to the FDA issuing a “black box” warning and a doctor-patient checklist. A black box warning is the strictest warning put in the labeling of products by the FDA when there is reasonable evidence of an association of a serious hazard with the product.
ESSURE RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS
The side effects associated with Essure are extensive. Reported injuries include:
- Device migration
- Organ perforation
- Autoimmune diseases
- Accidental pregnancy
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Back and pelvic pain
- Weight changes
- Extreme fatigue
- Migraine headaches
- Nickel allergy reactions
INJURED BY ESSURE BIRTH CONTROL?
Cory Watson Attorneys is working to hold big pharmaceutical companies like Bayer accountable for hurting women across the country. If you had Essure permanent birth control inserted and are suffering from complications, you may have a legal case and be entitled to financial compensation.
It’s not every day that women have the opportunity to stand up to the pharmaceutical companies that hurt them — however, the time to take part in an Essure birth control lawsuit is limited.
We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about your legal options. Fill out our free online consultation form, or call now at (877) 562-0000. Don’t wait to reach out – your health is on the line.