Essure was marketed to many women as an alternative to tubal ligation. Bayer marketed this dangerous medical device and stated that the failure rate was 0.5%. However, as many women had the misfortune of discovering through personal experience, the rate of failure is actually almost 10%. As an “alternative” to a tubal ligation, the true failure rate is almost ten times higher than the actual procedure.
What Is Essure?
Essure is a product developed by Bayer as a permanent birth control for women who do not want to have a tubal ligation. Essure is an implant. The procedure is less invasive than a tubal ligation. Flexible coils made of stainless steel, nickel titanium, and polyethylene fibers are inserted into the fallopian tubes by a doctor. A study published in Contraception, a medical journal, estimated that 96 out of 1,000 women who have Essure implanted will become pregnant within the next ten years.
Pregnancy Dangers With Essure
Women who become pregnant with an Essure face unknown risks, according to the Essure website. The Essure website also listed unknown risks for the unborn baby. Additional risks include high-risk pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and possible birth defects. Many women also fear for the safety of their unborn baby because of the metal coils implanted. They worry that the coils may migrate and puncture the uterus. There are reports of women who require a hysterectomy after the birth of their child.
Women who have gotten pregnant after receiving Essure implants are filing lawsuits against Bayer. The Essure lawsuit alleges that they should have been given sufficient information about the failure rate of the device and the physical risks that they may face as a result of the unplanned pregnancy. Many also allege in the Essure lawsuit that side effects and risked were minimized in order to steer women away from tubal ligation or other forms of birth control.
Did You Get Pregnant With An Essure Implant?
If you conceived a baby while you had an Essure implant, you may be eligible to file an Essure lawsuit to be compensated. It’s important that you speak with an attorney specializing in Essure lawsuits because these cases can be complicated due to the device’s FDA approval. It’s imperative that you contact Goldwater Law Firm right away. Don’t wait for the FDA to determine whether they will revoke Essure’s approval or for lawsuits to be certified as class actions. You could benefit filing your claim as an individual. You may eligible to receive compensatory damages because of your pregnancy. This can include lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Learn About Your Potential Essure Lawsuit Now
If you got pregnant after receiving Essure, you should contact Goldwater Law Firm immediately to have your case evaluated. We understand the stress that comes with dealing with a high-risk pregnancy. You deserve to be heard and you deserve to be compensated. Call us now to learn about your potential claim against Bayer.