Essure Birth Control LawyerLawyers around the nation are now accepting cases for women who used Bayer’s Essure birth control device and experienced major side effects like chronic pain, organ damage, allergic reactions, and more.

Need an Essure Birth Control Lawyer? If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a severe side effect of Essure, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.

What is Essure?

Essure is a permanent birth control device that was developed by Conceptus Inc., now a subsidiary of Bayer. It was approved by the FDA in 2002 and has been used to sterilize over 1 million women worldwide.

How Does it Work?

Essure consists of a plastic core surrounded by a pair of metal coils and polyester-like fibers. Once implanted in a woman’s fallopian tubes, Essure causes scar-tissue that blocks the tube and prevents conception. It remains permanently embedded in the body.

Thousands of Women Report Problems

The FDA has received more than 5,000 adverse event reports filed by doctors and patients who were injured by Essure. Those reports include four women who died from complications like infection, uterine perforations, suicide, and complications of a hysterectomy to remove Essure.

Lawmakers like Rosa DeLauro have warned the FDA, “Essure’s benefits do not outweigh its risks, and it should be withdrawn from the market.”

Some of the most serious reports involve debilitating pain, device migration and breakage, chronic immunological disorders, pregnancies, and at least five fetal deaths in women who became pregnant despite Essure.

One woman told ABC News:

“I felt like a shark was on the side of my body and wouldn’t let go. My whole body started to change. … I was itchy, my arms were tingling and my legs were tingling. … I was confused all the time.”

Essure Birth Control Side Effects

  • Nickel allergy / hypersensitivity
  • Migration of device outside of fallopian tubes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Fracturing of the device
  • Perforation of fallopian tubes
  • Organ damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • And more

Essure Lawyers Challenge “Fraudulent” Approval

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich has accused Bayer’s subsidiary Conceptus Inc. of “actively concealing” complications linked to Essure. She has joined thousands of women in a campaign to get Essure off the market and invalidate its Pre-Market Approval (PMA).

The problem is that PMA protects Bayer from lawsuits, leaving thousands of women without a way to seek compensation for injuries caused by Essure birth control.

Since 2013, lawyers have challenged the validity of Essure’s PMA. Conceptus is accused of fraudulently gaining approval after falsifying medical records during clinical trials, failing to report over 16,000 adverse events, making false claims about Essure’s safety, and using defective materials in manufacturing.

Essure vs. Tubal Ligation

Essure is marketed as an easy alternative to tubal ligation (also called having one’s “tubes tied”). Essure is implanted without general anesthesia in a 10-minute outpatient procedure. Tubal ligation is a 30-minute surgery performed under anesthesia that leaves one or two small scars on the abdomen.

Both procedures are more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when performed perfectly. However, in the real world, doctors sometimes implant Essure improperly or it fails to completely obstruct the fallopian tubes.

Studies of so-called “real world” use have found that up to 9.6% of women get pregnant within 10 years of getting Essure — nearly 4X the estimated risk of pregnancy after tubal ligation.

Another difference is the risk of follow-up surgery. Essure is 10X more likely to cause problems that require follow-up surgery compared to tubal ligation (2.4% vs. 0.2%), according to a study published by the British Medical Journal in October 2015.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

Our lawyers will review your case for free and let you know if you still have time to file a lawsuit. We typically work on contingency-fee, which means you pay nothing up-front. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent injuries, lost income, and more.

Need an Essure Birth Control Lawyer?

The Defective Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Free Essure Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was diagnosed with a serious side effect of Essure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit, and our lawyers can help.

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