Essure Lawsuit Information
The first Essure lawsuit was brought against Bayer in Philadelphia civil court in July 2014, and the complaint stated that Essure “should never have been marketed or sold” to the plaintiff, who alleged that Bayer Healthcare intentionally misled women implanted with the sterilization device, and violated the conditions upon which it received premarket approval from the FDA. In the years since, women across the country have come forward with stories of chronic pain, bleeding, hospitalizations and autoimmune disorders they have suffered after being implanted with Essure. It wasn’t until February 2016, that the FDA finally required Essure to carry a “black box” warning highlighting the potential for the device to migrate out of position and perforate the uterus or fallopian tubes, although many believe Essure should have been recalled altogether.
It is estimated that about 750,000 women have been implanted with the Essure birth control device, and prior to the FDA panel review of the sterilization implant in September 2015, the FDA reported that it had identified as many as 20,000 complaints from women who shared their Essure horror stories on social media. As more information comes to light about the potential for Essure to cause serious problems in users, a growing number of lawsuits are expected to be brought against Bayer.
If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Essure birth control, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Consult a knowledgeable product liability lawyer today to discuss the possibility of filing an Essure lawsuit against Bayer.