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Essure Lawsuits: What You Need to Know
Many individuals seek birth control pills and other pregnancy preventative treatment to ensure that they are protected against unwanted pregnancies. There has long been a debate regarding the safety and effectiveness of using birth control pills over a short or long period of time. For years, there have been lawsuits against birth control manufacturers. Unfortunately often the damage cause by birth control devices take place without the patients knowledge. If you have been injured from the use of a birth control device like Essure, you should consult with one of our attorneys. We will be happy to provide a risk free initial consultation to help you determine your rights to relief.
An Explanation of Essure Birth Control
Essure is one form of permanent birth control. Essure works to prevent pregnancy by forming a barrier around an insert placed into each of a woman’s fallopian tubes. The insert is made up of two coils made of nickel, titanium, and polyethylene fibers. Over time, scar tissue begins to form a barrier around the insert which prevents sperm from reaching a woman’s eggs, preventing pregnancy from occurring. Many women chose Essure as a form of permanent birth control because it is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require surgery and can be completed in a doctor’s office. Many preferred this to the much more invasive surgical procedure involving tubal ligation, or tying one’s tubes, to prevent pregnancy.
Essure Lawsuit Claims
Thousands of women are currently suing Bayer, the manufacturer of Essure, claiming that use of the device caused dangerous side effects including:
- Uterus and fallopian tube perforation
- Migration of the inserts
- Explosion of the inserts
- Ectopic pregnancies
Women claim that Bayer, the manufacturing company of Essure, failed to warn individuals of the dangers associated with use of Essure or the potential need for corrective surgeries if complications arise. It has also been claimed that Bayer manufactured a defective product and failed to perform adequate testing to determine all of the potential side effects and then warn of the same.
You May be Entitled to Relief
Although Essure has now warned individuals of some potential side effects of use of the product, the manufacturers are still liable to individuals who were unaware that the use of the product would cause these unfortunate side effects. If you or someone you know have sustained an injury due to the use of Essure, you want to contact an experienced attorney who can help determine whether there is a claim for relief available.
About Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti, LLP
Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti, LLP is a personal injury law firm with locations throughout New York and Vermont. Our firm concentrates on personal injury litigation and has handled thousands of personal injury claims. Our attorneys are licensed to handle claims in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, District of Columbia, Michigan, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The first step to obtaining relief is contacting us to determine your rights to relief.