The Essure birth control device was marketed to toward women as a safe and permanent contraceptive that would prevent pregnancy in those who did not wish to have children. However, since its introduction into the market, there have been thousands of women who have filed complaints against the manufacturers of this device, claiming they have suffered extreme pain, allergic reactions, injuries and unintended pregnancies.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications with your Essure device, you may be entitled to join a lawsuit against Bayer. The class action lawyers at Lynch Law Firm, PC are experienced in fighting for those who have been harmed by dangerous products. We will offer you a free consultation to determine if you have a case and can join an Essure class action lawsuit.
History of Essure and its Side Effects
Essure was first released into the market in 2002 by Conceptus as a permanent birth control device that is inserted into the fallopian tube. Essure contains elements of nickel-titanium alloys that have caused severe allergic reactions to women with a nickel allergy.
In 2013, Bayer A.G. bought out Conceptus and assumed production, marketing and distribution control of Essure. Bayer is alleged to have hidden the harmful effects of Essure, including potential allergic reactions to nickel, the fact that the device can move or break apart, and that it can lead to unintended pregnancy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received nearly 10,000 reports of allergic reactions, severe discomfort and abdominal pain since the device was first introduced.
The FDA announced in 2014 that it was conducting an investigation into the complaints received about Essure. In Feb. 2016, the FDA concluded that Bayer will have to conduct a study with 2,000 patients over a three year period with women who have the Essure device and others who received different treatment. Bayer must begin the study within 15 months and provide the results to the FDA within 30 days after the study has been concluded.
The FDA will also require Bayer to include a black warning box on the Essure package that warns users of the device’s possible harmful effects.
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Complications from Essure
There have been a variety of complaints voiced by women who have had allergic reactions or experienced malfunctioning Essure devices. Those who have an allergic reaction to nickel usually feel these symptoms at first:
- Formation of a rash
The symptoms then progress into severe medical complications that could lead to illness, infection or death. Some of the most commonly reported complications include:
- Abdominal pain
- Heavy/irregular menstruation
- Unintended pregnancy
- Weight fluctuations
- Device breakage
- Malposition of the device
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you may be entitled to join an Essure class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of the harmful birth control device. Our attorneys are experienced in bringing the fight to dishonest companies and will dedicate ourselves to helping you earn the compensation you could be entitled.
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Legal Options in an Essure Class Action Lawsuit
Essure has been marketed as safe for all women and the only permanent birth control device that did not require surgery. If you were injured by this device, you may be entitled to join an Essure class action lawsuit and receive compensation.
There have been thousands of women who have filed lawsuits against Bayer AG and the original makers of Essure. Our lawyers will provide you with a free consultation that will determine whether your claim qualifies for an Essure lawsuit that may provide you with legal justice and compensation.
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If you have experienced allergic reactions, have been injured or had an unintended pregnancy after using Essure, you may be entitled to join an Essure class action lawsuit against Bayer AG. You may be entitled to compensation for any medical damages that were caused by Essure based on the severity and duration of the complications you experienced.
Contact the experienced lawyers at Lynch Law Firm, PC to begin the process and find out if you are able to join thousands of people in a lawsuit against the makers of Essure. Our attorneys are experienced in filing class action lawsuits and are qualified to handle your claim. We will provide you with a free consultation to see if you have a case and are entitled to compensation.