Between 2002 and 2016, hundreds of thousands of American women had the Essure device installed as a method of permanent birth control or female sterilization. Unbeknownst to these consumers, Essure exposed women to long-term and severe side effects including chronic abdominal and uterine pain, irregular bleeding, and internal damage to the uterus and fallopian tubes when the device migrated (moved) and perforated internal tissues. Our attorneys are handling Essure lawsuit claims for women and the family members of women who were harmed by unexpected Essure side effects.
Essure lawsuits seek compensation from Bayer HealthCare for failing to warn women of the serious risks and complications associated with the device. Experts say pre-market testing for Essure was inadequate, resulting in unnecessary dangers to women. Post-market reviews followed patients with Essure for only one to two years, and no long term studies were conducted. Given what we know now about the dangers of Essure, experts now question whether the benefits of Essure justify its risks.
Essure was attractive to women for many reasons. It provided a minimally-invasive approach to sterilization, requiring neither the extensive surgical procedure of a hysterectomy or hormone treatment. Inserted in an outpatient medical visit with only local anesthesia, Essure seemed like a great permanent birth control option. More than 750,000 consented to have the device implanted without knowledge of Essure risks. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical company was profiting from the sale of Essure devices, which garnered $47 billion in 2014 global sales.
Essure lawsuits will not be class action lawsuits where those filing a claim can expect to receive only very small settlements. Although Essure lawsuits will likely become Multi-District Litigation (MDL), each Essure lawsuit claim will be handled on its own merit and each plaintiff will receive compensation in accordance with the individual damages they suffered. MDL is a legal procedure that expedites cases that share a common injury among many plaintiffs across the country, while preserving details of individual cases to ensure fair compensation.
For women and the family members of women who suffered from pain, internal injuries, or other Essure side effects, you may qualify to file an Essure lawsuit to recover compensation for the suffering, damages, lost wages, and medical or surgical expenses encountered due to Essure. Essure lawsuits give individual consumers a means to hold Bayer Healthcare accountable for its failure to test the safety of Essure and warn consumers as soon as a pattern of complications appeared.
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