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Our lawyers are investigating claims against Bayer on behalf of women who sustained serious injuries as a result of the Essure birth control implant, including perforations of the uterus or fallopian tubes or migration of the device into the abdomen or pelvic cavity.

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Essure Lawsuit

Bayer Will Discontinue Sales of Essure Birth Control Implant, 16,000 Essure Lawsuits Pending

July 20, 2018—Bayer announced that it finally is pulling its controversial Essure birth control implant from the United States market, a device that is subject to lawsuits or claims by more than 16,000 women who allege injuries as a result of the device. Many of the women sustained perforations of the uterus or fallopian tubes which they attribute to the device.

Women impacted by the device have campaigned for the FDA to recall and ban Essure, but the agency instead responded with a black box warning. A black box warning is the most serious warning available to the FDA and is reserved for medical devices with side effects that may cause serious injury or death. When the FDA announced the black box warning for Essure in 2016, it warned that Essure could travel into the abdomen and pelvic cavity, requiring surgical removal.

The FDA also required Bayer to limit sales of Essure to doctors and medical practices that agreed to fully inform women of the serious side effects and risks associated with Essure.

About Essure Birth Control

Essure is a metal implant that consists of two small coils comprised of a nickel alloy and fiber that is placed into the fallopian tubes and designed to create an inflammatory response that causes scar tissue to form, blocking the tubes. It was approved by the FDA in 2002 and since that time has been the subject of nearly 27,000 reports of adverse events.

When Bayer finally announced that it would suspend sales of Essure in the United States, it already had been pulled from England, Brazil, Canada, France and several other countries. In fact, the United States was the last market where Essure continued to be sold and implanted.

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If you or a loved one has been harmed by the Essure device, please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. You can call us toll-free at 800.883.8888 or complete our online contact form.

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Our law firm is investigating legal claims against Bayer on behalf of women harmed by the Essure birth control device. We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights. We represent women throughout the United States. We can help you, too, wherever you live.

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What You Should Do

If you have experienced serious side effects associated with the Essure birth control device, promptly consult your physician for an evaluation.

If you have suffered a perforation of the uterus or fallopian tubes, or migration of the device into the abdomen or pelvic cavity, you may be entitled to compensation. You should act immediately to contact an attorney experienced in matters involving defective medical devices.

Essure Lawsuit News

Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Implants, Faces 16,000 Essure Lawsuits

Attorney Jon O'SteenJonathan V. O'Steen | July 20, 2018

Bayer announced today that it will stop selling its Essure birth control device in the United States. The device has been plagued by reports of serious side effects, with thousands of women reporting problems to the FDA.

Essure Side Effects Prompt FDA to Restrict Sales

Attorney Van O'Steen Van O'Steen | April 9, 2018

The FDA issued an order restricting the sale and distribution of Essure implants, a response to reports that side effects attributed to the device pose a risk to women. The FDA action is intended to ensure that women considering the Essure device are provided adequate information regarding its risks.

FdA Hits Bayer's Essure Implant with Black Box Warning

Attorney Jim Harrison James R. Harrison | March 1, 2016

The FDA announced it will require a black box warning label for Essure, an implantable and permanent birth control device. The black box warning is the most serious available to the FDA, reserved for devices that may cause death or serious injury.