Essure® Contraceptive Device Lawsuits in Texas
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Thousands of women throughout the United States have suffered life-altering
complications through the use of a permanent contraceptive device called
Essure, manufactured by Bayer AG. The device, originally marketed as a
safe and effective non-surgical alternative to tubal ligation, first received
clearance from the FDA in 2002. Since then, however, there has been enormous
cause for concern that the product may not be as safe as previously thought.
Reported side effects have included:
- Chronic pain
- Heavy bleeding
- Debilitating fatigue
- Migration of the device into the pelvic cavity
- Unintended pregnancies and stillbirths
- Autoimmune disorders, including psoriasis and lupus
The FDA is currently weighing the risks and benefits of the drug to further
investigate the potential to harm users.
Have you or someone you know experienced life-altering side effects linked
to the use of Essure?
Contact a Houston personal injury lawyer for a FREE consultation.
The FDA’s Response: Essure Investigations
More than 5,000 adverse side effects have been reported to the FDA in connection
with the device. While the exact cause of the device’s failure has
yet to be determined, it has been conjectured that a latent manufacturing
issue could be responsible for the large amount of reported problems.
Another theory has suggested that nickel and other metals that the device
is made from could potentially cause an allergic reaction leading to the
onset of symptoms.
The FDA is determining whether to restrict the device in some groups of
patients as well as whether to make changes to the device’s label.
Further clinical trials may be conducted as the FDA weighs its options
for how to move forward. Additionally, the FDA recommended further training
for doctors, including how to effectively remove the device as well as
to have an intervention plan in place if the patient complaints about
persistent pain early on.
Has Essure® Caused You to Suffer Painful Side Effects?
Bayer and the FDA should never have allowed a dangerous product into the
market without fully understanding and disclosing the risk of serious
side effects. This failure to warn the public is not only deceptive, but
has proven unacceptibly dangerous. If your health has been compromised
by the defective contraceptive device Essure, contact a Houston personal
injury attorney from Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs. You may be
entitled to pursue compensation to cover the costs of your medical care,
pain and suffering, and more.
click here to get started with a free case evaluation, or call us today at (713) 489-6566.