Over 16,000 women have filed lawsuits against medical device manufacturer Bayer for Essure problems. This webpage explains why so many women have filed Essure birth control device lawsuits. If you need help after reading the information below, please reach out to Woods and Woods for a free legal consultation. You can join the fight against Essure and you only pay if the lawsuit is successful. Women may be able to recover money for lost wages, surgeries, medical bills, loss of companionship, and more. For help, just click the button below.
Timeline of Essure Problems Surfacing
November 2002: Essure Hits the Market
In 2002, the Essure device is first sold on the market by Conceptus, Inc. Heavy advertising campaigns start on TV, in magazines, and through doctors. One doctor was paid over $168,000 to push Essure. Some of the marketing practices were questionable at best. However, the marketing worked and the manufacturer made millions.
June 2013: Bayer AG Aquires Conceptus, Inc.
At this point, Essure had been on the market for almost 11 years. Essure problems were already known and thousands of women were already reporting serious side effects. Bayer acquired Conceptus, Inc. because Essure was a profitable medical device, regardless of its defective design.
August 2017: Essure Loses Commercial License in Europe
After almost 15 years on the market, the defective Essure device is finally pulled from the market in Europe. However, Bayer continues to sell and implant the defective sterilization device in American women. Somehow Bayer found the device unsuitable for European women, but suitable for American women. The true reasoning behind this move was profits. Bayer was making lots of money selling Essure in the US.
April 2018: FDA Pulls Essure From American Market
After almost 16 years, Bayer finally pulls Essure from the American market. The thousands of women with pain in their vaginas, cervixes, and pelvises are finally heard. It took years for Bayer to hear the outcry from women that had the Essure sterilization device implanted. At this point, Bayer is still not recognizing Essure problems. Bayer pulled the device due to a “business decision” and not because the device is defective. Essure problem attorneys know the real reason: Bayer saw the lawsuits mounting.
June 2019: Women Have Filed More Than 16,000 Lawsuits
Bayer has hunkered down and is still denying that Essure was a defective product that caused problems for thousands of women. By June 2019, over 16,000 women had joined the fight against Essure’s manufacturer, Bayer. Essure problems are going to be litigated. Bayer shows no signs of backing down against the Essure class action lawsuit. But this is what Bayer does on lots of major litigation. Bayer currently has thousands of lawsuits against them for many different products.
Thousands of Women are Reporting Essure Problems
Essure Device Removal Surgeries
Essure removal surgeries have become common. Women that have Essure removed often must undergo a hysterectomy. This is a very serious surgery that can lead to many different side effects. Some women report extreme pain when trying to have sex after Essure removal. Other women report that their pain has completely disappeared. The outcomes are mixed from an Essure removal surgery.
Essure Device Moved or Migrated
One of the most common Essure side effects and complications is the migration of the sterilization device. That means that the Essure sterilization device moved to a part of the body that it was not originally implanted. Studies have shown that Essure device migration is more common than many women originally thought.
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Thousands of women have undergone Essure removal surgeries after reporting chronic pelvic pain. Many women have told our law firm that the chronic pelvic pain started soon after the Essure device was implanted. Some women reported that their chronic pelvic pain stopped after undergoing an Essure removal surgery.
Perforation of the Uterus
One of the most common Essure problems women report is perforation or tearing of the uterus. When the device migrates, Essure problems start to pop up. As the device migrates, it may create tears on the uterus.
Frequently Asked Questions: Essure Problems
If your Essure device migrates it may cause tears in the uterus. Some women needed hysterectomies to remove the Essure device.
Essure is linked to a long list of side effects. Some of the most serious side effects are device migration that leads to tears in organs like the uterus. Other women report chronic pelvic pain and having hysterectomies.
Yes. Thousands of women have already underwent device removal after Essure problems. If you underwent an Essure removal surgery, we highly suggest you contact a lawyer to recoup medical bills.
Yes. Essure problems like headache, fatigue, weight changes, hair loss and mood changes such as depression are common.
Yes. Thousands of women are fighting back against the manufacturers of the defective sterilization device Essure. Women only have a limited amount of time to file an Essure problems lawsuit.
No. Essure was first pulled in other countries. Later on, Bayer pulled Essure from the U.S. market. Bayer continued to sell Essure while women were reporting Essure problems.
Facebook Group Dedicated to Essure Problems
There is a Facebook group dedicated to women that have Essure problems. Women have been leaning on other women to discuss their Essure problems. Many women in the Essure problems Facebook group are attempting to find doctors to handle the Essure device removal surgery. If you are considering a device removal surgery, we suggest you do two things. First, call an attorney and join the lawsuit if you are having Essure problems. Second, reach out to other women on the Essure problems Facebook page to find feedback on Essure removal surgery.
Legal Help for Essure Problems Against the Device Manufacturer
Since 1985, the law firm of Woods and Woods has fought for injured and disabled people. When you call Woods and Woods you’ll get an experienced Essure injury lawyer. We have fought many large corporations throughout our decades of zealously representing clients.
You will only pay your defective medical device lawyer if your lawsuit is successful. Our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If your case is not won, you won’t pay a penny.
Legal consultations are always free at Woods and Woods. We will discuss your Essure problems and see if your qualify to join the lawsuit against the device’s manufacturer.