Pittsburgh PA Essure Injury Attorney
Essure is a permanent birth control device. It was approved by the FDA and introduced to the market in 2002 while manufacturing rights were still owned by Conceptus. Bayer acquired Conceptus and the right to manufacture Essure shortly after. Thousands of users have suffered serious medical complications after the implantation of their devices.
Despite its FDA approval, there is a great deal of evidence that Essure puts women at risk for injuries related to the device. One of the main issues that had been reported included device migration that caused damage in the user’s reproductive system or elsewhere in her body. There is also debate over how effective Essure is for preventing pregnancy since many users have experienced ectopic pregnancies and various pregnancy-related complications.
Essure users have also reported a range of symptoms ranging from mild to severe, including pain, weight fluctuation, menstrual irregularities, hemorrhaging, headaches, and issues related to device migration. There are some instances of allergic reactions to chemicals in the device, and many women have been forced to undergo hysterectomy surgeries to remove the device.
FDA Warns of Essure Risks
In response to the numerous reports, the FDA has issued warnings concerning Essure and many users have filed lawsuits in relation to their health complications. Nearly a dozen lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, Essure’s manufacturer, in relation to the injuries allegedly resulting from a user of the device.
Essure Lawsuits Include a Variety of Allegations
Lawsuits filed against Bayer currently include accusations of negligent misrepresentation, breach of express warranty, fraudulent representation, negligent manufacture, and negligent risk management. California lawsuits allege there was a failure to monitor and test the device, and that Bayer did not exercise reasonable care in its manufacturing and quality control. Women are also claiming their doctors were not properly trained and certified by Bayer to insert the device. Please contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.