Defective Essure Sterilization Device Pulled From the Market
A Dutch surgeon that removed more than 500 defective Essure devices stated that the device essentially turns into a “calcified nail” in a woman’s body. The Essure device can migrate, leading to serious complications. Essure can also perforate or tear the surrounding organs and tissue.
The defective Essure device was pulled from all non-U.S. markets in 2017. Bayer did not pull Essure from the U.S. market until 2018. That means Essure was implanted in potentially thousands of women after many doctors and lawyers were already sounding the alarm.
The Essure device was approved by the FDA in November 2002. Essure problems started almost as soon as the device was implanted into women around the globe. For almost sixteen years, Essure problems were known yet the product was sold to the public. The whole time doctors were told Essure was safe and they continued implanting the defective device. We now know the Essure sterilization device leads to a host of terrible side effects. Many Essure class action lawsuit attorneys believe Essure problems were known from the beginning and withheld from the public and medical professionals.
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Essure Sterilization Device Side Effects
Autoimmune Disorders From Essure Implant
Women who were implanted with the defective Essure birth control device may suffer from autoimmune disorders. Women are reporting hair loss, fatigue, and weight gain. If you were diagnosed with autoimmune disorders after having Essure implanted, reach out to our lawyers and have a discussion about the Essure class action lawsuit.
Allergic Reactions to Copper, Nickel, and Other Metals in Essure
Essure contains copper and many women are reporting symptoms of allergic reactions after having the defective Essure device implanted. Many women that underwent Essure sterilization procedures were never tested for an allergy to copper. Almost 4% of the female population has a sensitivity to copper. We aren’t quite sure why all women weren’t tested before they had the defective Essure device implanted. Simple allergy testing to copper could have prevented many women from incurring Essure side effects and complications.
Chronic Pain From Essure Sterilization Device
Thousands of women have reported chronic pain from Essure problems. Abdominal pain is one of the most widely reported types of chronic pain from Essure. When the Essure device migrates or tears surrounding organs, it can cause scar tissue that leads to chronic pain. Other women believe their chronic pain is an allergic reaction to the defective Essure sterilization device. With the numbers of women reporting chronic pain after having Essure implanted, it cannot be ignored. Many Essure class action lawsuit attorneys believe there is a direct link between the sterilization device and chronic pain.
Corrective Surgeries or Removal of Essure Device
Thousands of women have undergone Essure removal surgeries after adverse reactions. Other women have undergone surgeries to correct tears in organs or to retrieve the Essure device after it migrated. After having the Essure sterilization device removed, 72% of women reported an improvement of their symptoms. The fact that removing the sterilization device clears up numerous side effects leaves many Essure class action lawsuit attorneys to believe Essure is the cause of the adverse events.
Device Expulsion and Migration Problems
Women that had Essure implanted have a 10-times greater risk of corrective surgeries than women who underwent traditional sterilization procedures. A large number of the corrective surgeries happen because the Essure device migrates to other parts of the body or is expelled from the fallopian tubes. When Essure migrates or is expelled, surgery is often required to retrieve the defective sterilization device. Some women have told our Essure class action lawsuit attorneys that their insurance companies have refused to pay for the device removal surgeries – further complicating injured women’s finances from Essure side effects.
Ectopic Pregnancies After Essure Implanted
Ectopic pregnancies often require immediate surgery and are a potential side effect of Essure. Ectopic pregnancies can be very dangerous and are the leading cause of maternal death in the first trimester. Ectopic pregnancies often require expensive emergency surgeries and result in extensive hospital stays. Women who go through ectopic pregnancies are often left wondering how they are going to pay the bill – especially after missing time from work. Women that experienced ectopic pregnancies after having the Essure sterilization device implanted, should talk to an attorney about the Essure class action lawsuit.
The FDA admits it may have underestimated the number of fetal deaths caused by Essure. The mental and physical aspects a woman goes through after a fetal death are indescribable. The law allows women who are injured by defective products, such as Essure, to recover pain and suffering damages. If the Essure class action lawsuit is successful, pain and suffering damages may be a significant part of the settlement.
Hysterectomies and Salpingectomies From Essure
Many women with Essure implants experienced chronic pain and persistent problems. Removal of the Essure device often results in a hysterectomy or salpingectomy. The defective Essure sterilization device molds into the fallopian tubes over time. There is often no way to remove the device intact without taking the fallopian tubes. Women that underwent hysterectomies and salpingectomies due to device removal should consult with a lawyer about the Essure class action lawsuit.
Clinical trials of Essure revealed an increased risk of headaches after the sterilization device was implanted. Many Essure class action lawsuit attorneys believe the risk of migraines was much higher than originally stated in the clinical trials. Migraines are one of the most common side effects we hear about when women call our law firm about the Essure birth control lawsuit.
Perforation of Organs
One of the most serious Essure problems is the perforation or tearing of organs around the Essure sterilization device. Essure can migrate and puncture organs, like the uterus, sometimes resulting in a hysterectomy. When the Essure sterilization device tears surrounding organs, most women must undergo some sort of corrective surgery. One of the first clues that the Essure sterilization device has perforated organs is abdominal pain. If you experienced tears in organs from Essure, we highly suggest you talk with an attorney about the Essure class action lawsuit.
Steps to Take to Join the Essure Class Action Lawsuit
Preserve Medical Documents
If you have medical documents, preserve them. Your medical documents are likely the key to winning your Essure class action lawsuit. Medical records will help prove your claim to the judge or jury. Your medical records tell the story of your injury and can determine how much compensation you will receive.
Obtain Free Legal Consultation
There is never a cost to discuss your potential Essure class action lawsuit with Woods & Woods. All legal consultations at our law firm are free. You can ask questions and we’ll answer them. We will take some basic information from you to determine if you should join the Essure class action lawsuit. Essure injuries are personal and the Essure complications can be painful to discuss. Just know that anything you say to our law firm is completely confidential.
No Payment Upfront Required
There will not be any upfront fees to hire a defective medical device lawyer. There is only a fee if the Essure class action lawsuit is successful. Most defective medical device victims cannot afford to pay a lawyer upfront. Dealing with medical bills and lost wages have probably already complicated your financial situation. Hiring an Essure injury lawyer will not further complicate your financial situation after an Essure problem.
Sign Contract With Law Firm
After hiring a lawyer for your Essure class action lawsuit, a flurry of activity starts taking place. But first, you have to hire the law firm to give them access to your medical records and the right to request them. The fees for hiring a product liability attorney will be clear in your contract. The Essure class action lawsuit’s fees will be on a contingency fee basis. That means your only pay if the Essure class action lawsuit is successful. The attorney’s fee will be a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If your Essure class action lawsuit is not successful, you pay nothing.
Continue Medical Treatment
Many women will live the rest of their lives with complications from the defective Essure sterilization device. There is a misconception that you can’t be continuing medical treatment during the Essure class action lawsuit. We highly encourage you to continue treating with your doctors for any lasting side effects of Essure during the class action lawsuit. In some cases, continuing medical treatment may actually help your Essure class action lawsuit’s claim.
Let Your Lawyer Handle Your Case
After you’ve hired an Essure class action lawsuit attorney you can take a deep breath. Your Essure class action lawsuit attorney is going to do everything in their power to help you. Women go through a lot after an Essure injury. While your attorney handles the legal side of your case, you work on your physical and mental health.
FAQ: Essure Class Action Lawsuit
Q: What is the Essure class action lawsuit?
A: The Essure class action lawsuit has compiled thousands of cases against the defective device’s manufacturer, Bayer. The Essure class action lawsuit covers many different complications such as hysterectomies, correct surgeries, chronic pain, perforation of the uterus, device migration, allergic reactions, migraines and more.
Q: How much compensation will Essure victims receive?
A: Each case is different. Each plaintiff will receive a different amount if Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts occur. Your settlement will be based on the severity of your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, length of hospital stays, and more individual elements.
Q: What are the long term side effects of Essure?
A: Women may suffer many different long term side effects including autoimmune disorders, serious pain, bleeding, cysts, gastrointestinal problems, allergic reactions, and more. Studies show the risk of long term effects from Essure is low, however, when long term Essure side effects occur, they can be horrific. Women who suffer from long term side effects should join the Essure class action lawsuit.
Q: Can Essure cause bladder problems?
A: Some complications from Essure can lead to bladder problems. Women that experienced problems with their Essure implants and developed bladder problems should consult with an attorney and discuss the Essure class action lawsuit. Bladder problems may be the result of a hysterectomy, fallopian tube removal surgery, device removal surgery, salpingectomy, ectopic pregnancy, and more.
Q: Why do Essure injury lawyers charge a fee?
A: Class action lawsuits are very expensive to run for law firms. Suing major medical device manufacturers can be a daunting task. These major corporations will most likely outspend plaintiff law firms, but the facts aren’t on their side. There is always the chance the Essure class action lawsuit fails and all the expenses fall on the law firm, not the clients. Your Essure class action lawsuit attorneys may dedicate years of their career to working on just Essure cases.
Q: What are the problems with Essure?
A: We now know the defective Essure sterilization device causes numerous problems. The Essure device may cause problems such as chronic pain, hysterectomies, fallopian tube removal surgery, device removal surgery, salpingectomies, ectopic pregnancies, migraines, fetal death, autoimmune disorders, corrective surgeries, and perforation of organs like the uterus.
Join the Essure Class Action Lawsuit
Since 1985, the defective product lawyers at Woods & Woods have helped injured people join class action lawsuits. Woods & Woods is a nationwide law firm that can help women no matter where they live. We use our national network of law firms to fight major corporations for everyday people.
The first step to joining the Essure class action lawsuit is to give us a call or fill out the contact form. We’ll start the entire process with a few simple questions that will determine whether or not we will be able to assist you. Just so you know, there is never a fee to talk to Woods & Woods about your potential case. We don’t charge for phone calls or questions.