What forms of compensation might be in the Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts?
Victims of Essure may receive money for medical bills related to their Essure injury. The Essure birth control lawsuit may cover money for corrective surgeries and device removal. Later in this article, we will cover the common side effects of Essure that medical bills may cover. Women that suffered from Essure’s side effects often go through lots of medical treatment and the medical bills can pile up fast. The Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts may help victims recoup money lost to medical bills.
Because of the serious nature of Essure complications, many affected women missed significant amounts of time from work. Missing time from work can further the financial strain caused by Essure side effects. The Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts are likely to cover money for lost wages. These personal injury damages often amount to a large part of defective medical device lawsuit settlements and payouts.
Pain and Suffering
If there are Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts, most Essure injury lawyers expect pain and suffering damages to be included. Personal injury law allows victims of defective medical devices to recover pain and suffering damages. Women who were affected by Essure went through a lot. For years, many women went to doctors only to be misdiagnosed because the doctors weren’t fully aware of the horrific side effects of Essure.
Punitive damages are awarded to plaintiffs when a defendant’s behavior is found to be especially harmful. Punitive damages go beyond compensation damages like lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. Punitive damages are designed to hold defendants liable for outrageous conduct. However, please note that not all legal jurisdictions in the U.S. recognize punitive damages.
Loss of a Loved One
Unfortunately, a large number of defective medical device lawyers’ clients are the surviving family members. Defective medical devices are dangerous and often lead to death. If your family lost a loved one to Essure side effects, you may be entitled to Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts.
Watch this 2018 news report after Essure was pulled from the market.
Why is there an Essure lawsuit?
Many women implanted with Essure devices suffered from allergic reactions to metal and copper. Women who suffered from allergic reactions may have experienced varied side effects. Allergic reactions may have occurred in different manners in different women. If you suffered from allergic reactions after being implanted with Essure, you may be owed compensation from the Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts.
Women implanted with the defective Essure birth control device may have developed autoimmune disorders. Women with these Essure complications suffered from weight gain, rashes, hair loss, and fatigue. If you were implanted with the Essure device and developed autoimmune disorders, you could be entitled to money from the Essure lawsuit settlements.
The Essure sterilization device may migrate to other parts of the body. This can lead to strokes, blood clots, and perforation of organs. One commons Essure side effect is perforation of the uterus after the device migrates. Doctors can locate the Essure sterilization device with a sonogram. Women in this situation often underwent surgery to retrieve the defective Essure device.
Chronic pain is a life-changing condition and for many years, women with chronic pain did not know it was linked to their Essure implant. Chronic pain is one of the most common side effects of a defective Essure medical device. Studies show that women that underwent hysteroscopic sterilization with Essure reported chronic pain at an alarming rate. If your Essure device caused chronic pain, you may receive compensation from the Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts.
There are a series of different corrective surgeries that victims of Essure may have gone through. If the device migrated and caused perforation of the uterus, corrective surgery may have been ordered to replace the tear. Some women underwent surgery to remove the device. Other women had to go through entopic pregnancy surgeries and hysterectomies. Women who went through this may receive Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts.
Tubal ligation, also known as “having your tubes tied,” is a serious surgery. Many women chose Essure over tubal ligation because it was less evasive. As it turns out, a defective Essure device can lead to hysterectomies, another serious surgery. In other words, many women who turned to Essure for sterilization ended up having major surgeries anyway. Hysterectomies can cause many lasting side effects. The recovery time from hysterectomies can be lengthy. Women who underwent hysterectomies after an Essure device implant might be able to recover compensation from the Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts.
Check out this Essure news report from 2013 – five years before Essure was pulled from the market. Bayer, the manufacturer of Essure, knew of problems for years. Bayer is going to have a tough time defending themselves against Essure lawsuit settlements.
Are there previous Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts?
The Essure lawsuit is new and as of the date this article was written, there are no known Essure settlements or payouts that our lawyers know about. If there were any Essure lawsuit settlements or payouts, there may have been a non-disclosure agreement to keep the plaintiffs quiet.
There are other defective medical device lawsuits that are somewhat similar to the Essure lawsuit. Below are some examples of cases similar to the Essure case. Remember, these cases are different and the settlement amounts will be different in every case. Do not take the below settlement numbers as an indication of what the Essure lawsuit settlements and payouts amounts will be if the manufacturer is found liable.
The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device that was supposed to prevent blood clots. The entire IVC filter ended up migrating in many people who were implanted with the defective medical device. Other victims of IVC filters found that pieces broke off and migrated to other parts of the body. IVC filter injuries were very severe, just like the injuries from Essure. In April and June of 2018, two plaintiffs each received $3.6 million from a jury for IVC filter injuries.
Yaz is a birth control manufactured by Bayer – the same people as Essure. Yaz drug injuries ended up causing blood clots in women. The injuries from Yaz altered thousands of women’s lives. After settlement talks, Bayer ended up paying at least $110 million to victims of Yaz and their families.
Who can help me receive an Essure lawsuit settlement?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has helped injured people fight major corporations. Medical device manufacturers regularly put defective products on the market that injure and kill innocent people. If your family has been affected by Essure, reach out to our product liability attorneys.
The legal process starts with a short legal consultation. We’ll take some basic information from you and give you an honest opinion of your case. There is never a fee at Woods & Woods to get legal advice about your defective medical device lawsuit.
Our product liability attorneys will never ask for money upfront. We only get paid if there is an Essure lawsuit settlement. The fee will be a percentage of the Essure lawsuit settlement and case expenses. If there is no Essure lawsuit settlement, you pay nothing. Our fair fee structure allows everyone to be able to afford a lawyer. If you need help, give us a call or fill out the contact form and a representative from our law firm will call you.