Essure Lawsuits Allege Women Require A Hysterectomy And Other Surgeries To Remove The Essure Birth Control Device, Investigates Southern Med Law
Essure Lawsuitscontinue as a Tennessee woman has filed an Essure hysterectomy lawsuit that claims complications with Bayer’s birth control system allegedly caused her to undergo a hysterectomy to remove the implanted device. The plaintiff’s product liability claim joins Essure lawsuits pending in state and federal courts nationwide accusing Bayer of failing to adequately warn that its Essure permanent birth control device may cause serious injuries and complications, including ectopic pregnancy, uterine bleeding, severe abdominal pain, and fetal death.
“We are hearing from more women who have experienced so many complications from Essure that they have had to undergo a hysterectomy to remove the birth control device,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist who represents women in multiple lawsuits involving Essure side-effects, Mirena Pregnancies, the spread of cancer through Power Morcellator procedures, and complications from surgeries involving the DaVinci Surgical Robot.
Southern Med Law is currently representing numerous women in Essure birth control lawsuits who believe they have required a hysterectomy to remove Essure or suffered other complications from the Essure birth control device. You can arrange for a free, no obligation legal consultation to learn more about Essure lawsuits by calling Southern Med Law to speak with one of our experienced attorneys at (205) 547-5525 or you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com to fill out a contact form and receive more information.
The Tennessee plaintiff said she received an Essure implant in June 2006. Following the procedure, the plaintiff experienced severe headaches, migraines, pelvic pain, fatigue, hair loss, heavy bleeding and joint pain following the procedure, according to the Essure lawsuit claim. Due to complications from Essure, plaintiff also had to have a hysterectomy, the complaint said. In December 2015, the plaintiff underwent surgery to remove the Essure device. (Case 3:16-cv-00286, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has received 9,900 reports of problems with Essure from Nov. 4, 2002, Essure’s approval date, through December 31, 2015. The most frequently reported Essure problems were pain and abdominal pain, menstrual irregularities, headache and fatigue. There have also been reports of four adult deaths and two reports of death of an infant after live birth. The majority of reports received since 2013 have been voluntary reports, mostly from women who received Essure implants, according to the FDA.
Essure is a permanent birth control device with two flexible coils that are passed through the vagina and cervix and into each fallopian tube. The process causes scar tissue to form around the coils over a three-month period which blocks the tubes and prevents conception from occurring.
Bayer has contended in court documents that the company is shielded from product liability lawsuits involving Essure because the device received premarket approval from the FDA. However in recent months, Bayer’s request to dismiss Essure complaints have been denied. On August 2, California’s Alameda County Judge Winifred Y. Smith allowed 11 consolidated Essure claims to move forward with claims of Bayer’s failure to adequately warn about the risks associated with Essure. Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge John R. Padova allowed five Essure complaints move forward with negligence claims against Bayer. (Essure Birth Control Lawsuits Cases No. 2:14-07315, 2:14-07316, 2:14-07317, 2:14-07318, 2:15-00384, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
About Southern Med Law And Filing An Essure Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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