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Sterilization Drug Essure Causes Serious Side Effects

If you or a loved one has experienced a serious complication after receiving an Essure implant, you may be entitled to substantial compensation from the manufacturer.

Essure is a medical device manufactured by Bayer as a form of permanent birth control. This device was approved by the FDA in 2002 and has been the topic of much contention as a result of more than 10,000 reports of injuries filed by women in North America.

Many women chose Essure because it only requires a non surgical procedure and thus is less invasive than similar products. However, the implant’s long-term effects have proven to be uncomfortable and dangerous for many of its users, and for some even fatal.

Essure Side Effects

Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer Bayer saying that the controversial sterilization implant causes serious side effects. Patients who have experienced complications from the Essure device have reported serious side effects including:

  • Persistent headaches

  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding

  • Migraine headaches

  • Allergic reactions

  • Unintended weight loss

  • Hair loss

  • Unwarranted pregnancies

  • Chronic pain

  • Uterus and Fallopian tubes perforations

  • Device migration

In addition, many users have reported that they were forced to undergo hysterectomy due to complication caused by the Essure device.

Essure Controversy Worldwide

Essure has sold more than a million devices all over the world and manufacturer Bayer faces over 3700 Lawsuits worldwide. Hundreds of women in the United States, where most of the 1 million women who have received Essure devices live, have filed lawsuits against Bayer.

Internationally, the device has been banned in Brazil and discontinued in both Finland and the United Kingdom.

In other international developments, Bayer voluntarily discontinued sales of the Essure device in Canada, where there happened to be a pending class-action lawsuit involving 197 women, many of which underwent hysterectomies due to serious complications resulting from the use of the Essure device.

In one of the most recent international developments, 400 women in France are set to file a lawsuit against Bayer in September of 2017.

Essure Lawsuits

Essure lawsuits claim that the device is faulty and that the company misrepresented the safety of the device. These lawsuits seek compensation and settlements for women who have been harmed by the product.

Patients who experienced complications from defective medical devices may be eligible for financial compensation. To find out if you are eligible for an Essure lawsuit, contact a reputable defective medical devices lawyer today.

For help with finding a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer to assist you with your case, call The Hayes Firm: Attorney Finding Service at 1-800-603-6833, or leave us a message here. Strict timelines apply to filing a claim so contact us today.

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