New documentary called The Bleeding Edge brings attention to controversial medical devices such as Essure
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A group of California women has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the birth control device Essure. They allege that Bayer failed to properly warn them of the potential health issues associated with the device. Essure has been linked to problems such as severe pain, organ perforation, and more.
Essure is designed to work by making it impossible for sperm to reach a woman’s eggs. Once inserted into the fallopian tubes, the device stimulates the formation of scar tissue. It typically takes about three months for enough scar tissue to form so that sperm cannot penetrate the barrier and fertilization is prevented.
However, many women have reported severe complications after insertion of the Essure device. In some cases, the device has moved, or “migrated,” leading to perforation of the fallopian tubes, uterus, or other organs. Women have also reported severe pain during menstruation and other problems. According to a 2015 article in The New York Times, Essure complications have become so severe for some women that a hysterectomy was needed.
More than 16,000 Essure lawsuits have been filed across the country. The plaintiffs in these lawsuits allege that Bayer marketed Essure as a minimally invasive, convenient method of permanent birth control. In July 2018, the company announced that it would pull all Essure off the market by the end of the year.
If you have suffered complications from using Essure, Baron & Budd may be able to help. Our firm has s significant experience in complex cases against large and powerful pharmaceutical companies, and we have the resources and expertise necessary to give our clients their best chance for success. Please call us at 866-723-1890 or contact us online for more information.