Pending Litigation Regarding
The Essure® Birth Control Device
If you have suffered injury or illness as a result of Essure ® birth control devices,it is important for you to discuss your options with a personal injury attorney.
Since its approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 for sale and use in the United States, Essure®, a permanent birth control method that causes sterilization, has been the topic of controversy among those in the medical field and the victims of injuries caused by these devices.
In 2002, the FDA approved Essure®, a permanent form of sterilization in which metal coils are implanted into the Fallopian tubes to generate scar tissue and prevent pregnancy. This birth control method, created by Bayer HC, has caused numerous complications and injuries and has now become the subject of lawsuits against the manufacturer.
What Do the Essure ® Lawsuits Say?
Lawsuits surrounding Essure® are beginning to make their way into the court system. The first known lawsuit documenting the problems associated with Essure® was filed recently in Philadelphia on behalf of a woman who was forced to undergo a hysterectomy after her Essure® implants migrated from her Fallopian tubes and into her body, causing serious physical trauma.
The litigation is based, in part, on two important claims:
- That Bayer should never have marketed or sold Essure® due to the fact that there is evidence that the device was not tested as the company claimed before being submitted to the FDA for approval.
- That Bayer failed to adequately train physicians in implanting the device properly, leading to serious physical problems for patients, including auto-immune and adhesion disorders.
Support for Essure® Litigation
Famous advocate Erin Brockovich has been instrumental in helping to lead the campaign against Essure®. Not only has she vocally questioned the veracity of the manufacturer’s claims that pre-market approval studies were valid, but she has also sponsored a website where women who have experienced problems with Essure® can go to share their experiences.
Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration has launched a review of the adverse effects reports associated with Essure®. The results of that review are pending.
However, despite the widespread belief that Bayer may be responsible for injuries sustained by women who have had the Essure® devices implanted, many victims may never recover compensation unless they file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.