Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of women who received Essure implants. Women with Essure implants report that they experienced serious pain and injury from defective devices that have led to long-term health complications.
Women began using the Essure Permanent Birth Control System (Essure) when it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. Many women reported that Essure malfunctioned immediately after implantation by migrating out of the fallopian tubes or fracturing while inside their bodies, inducing pain and causing other medical issues.
Lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of Essure, allege that that the company did not report significant side effects of Essure to the FDA. From the time Essure was approved in 2002 to January 2018, the FDA received 26,272 adverse event reports regarding Essure. Many women reported chronic pain and inflammation even after undergoing surgery to remove fragments that were left in their bodies. The FDA added supplemental restrictions for manufacturing and marketing Essure, including placing black box warnings on the label. Bayer then halted sales of Essure in December 2018, but did not issue a recall. The FDA stated that it continues to assess medical device reports related to Essure even though the device is no longer sold in the United States.
Many patients were forced to remove Essure due to adverse health conditions linked to the implant. Essure has been associated with severe conditions including pain, genital hemorrhage, device migration, perforation of the uterus or fallopian tubes, allergic reaction, and implant fracture. Women who received the Essure implant also reported pain during or after implantation, abdominal and pelvic pain, unintended pregnancy, headache, fatigue, hair loss, and mood disorders.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Essure, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
In August 2020, Bayer announced that it agreed to settle almost all U.S. lawsuits against Essure for over $1.6 billion, but declined to admit liability. The settlement covers nearly 90% of the 39,000 filed and unfiled claims of injury related to the device, including organ damage, device migration, and corrective surgery. The settlement also includes an allowance for any claims that are still outstanding.
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.