What You Need to Know About Filing an Essure Claim

November 10, 2016  |  Dangerous Drugs & Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Essure

If you were harmed by an Essure birth control implant, the attorneys at our firm can help you file a claim. You may be able to receive compensation from the manufacturer by filing a lawsuit for Essure complications Users have reported several serious complications, including device migration, painful menstrual periods, extreme pain, and others after having the contraception device implanted.

Claims Made by Essure Patients in Court

There have been thousands of lawsuit claims against Essure, with plaintiffs making several allegations against Bayer, which purchased Conceptus, the original manufacturer of the device, for about $1.1 billion in 2013.

Many victims claim that Bayer and Conceptus failed to provide proper warning of the dangers of Essure. Some women underwent excruciating discomfort for years before finding out that Essure was the likely reason. In some cases, they needed hysterectomies and other surgical procedures due to the damage the device allegedly caused.

These are just a few of the reasons that women are suing Bayer due to Essure-related complications:

  • Negligence
  • Designing a faulty product
  • Concealing the dangers of Essure from healthcare providers and the public
  • Making misleading claims regarding Essure’s effectiveness and safety
  • Fraud

Attacking Essure’s Protection from Lawsuits Excuse

Bayer is claiming that it is protected from liability and negligence claims due to “preemption laws.” According to these laws, people are not eligible to sue a medical device manufacturer if that device is rigorously tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before it gains agency approval.

However, many plaintiffs are pushing forward with lawsuits against Bayer on the grounds that Conceptus violated the FDA premarket approval process. They claim Conceptus fraudulently withheld important test data from the FDA, and, as a result, lost its protection from lawsuits.

Baron & Budd may be able to help if you suffered an injury after using Essure. If you would like more information about potentially filing an lawsuit against Essure manufacturers, please complete our contact form or give us a call at 866-750-3386.

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