What Do I Need to File an Essure Lawsuit?
In October of 2017, three members of Congress sent a letter to Commissioner Gottlieb of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about Essure. The Congress members expressed concerns about the FDA’s “inaction on the dangerous medical device Essure.” According to the letter, the FDA mandated that Bayer, the manufacturer of the Essure birth control device, conduct an additional safety study. However, after a year and a half, it is still unclear whether Bayer acted with any urgency to enroll patients or if the study results are delayed.
The letter from the Congress members points out that over 18,000 adverse reports have been filed with the FDA detailing serious medical concerns and negative side effects from using the device. Complaints and dangerous side effects referred to in the letter include invasive surgery to remove the Essure coils, auto-immune disease, pregnancy device migration, organ perforation, tissue perforation, and full hysterectomies. As of the date of the letter, there were 60 approved test sites for the post-market study plan, but only one patient had been enrolled in the study.
Essure Continues to Be Marketed
Even though Bayer has not completed the post-market study and patient continue to report problems with the birth control device, Essure is still being marketed to women as a safe form of contraception. If you are using Essure or you have used Essure, and you have suffered adverse side effects, you may have a claim against the manufacturer for damages.
You should discuss the side effects and complications with your physician. Before contacting an attorney, get as much information as possible from your doctor regarding your injuries. While it is not necessary to obtain copies of your medical records to speak with an Essure lawsuit attorney, it is good to begin gathering as much evidence as possible.
Gather together copies of medical records, details about medical appointments, medical procedures you have had because of the birth control device, and expenses you have incurred because of your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses. The more information you can give to the attorney during your initial consultation, the better the attorney can assess whether you have a valid claim against Bayer for injuries caused by the Essure device.
We encourage you to contact our office for a free case evaluation. You may have a friend or family member who is an attorney. However, these types of cases are extremely complex. You want an attorney who has experience handling Essure birth control lawsuits to represent you in your claim. An attorney who understands what is required to file a lawsuit against a large, multi-billion-dollar corporation like Bayer.
Call The Fox Law Firm, P.C. to Begin Your Essure Lawsuit
The nationwide defective medical device attorneys at The Fox Law Firm, P.C. based in Dallas, TX represent clients throughout the country who have been injured by Essure. We offer confidential, free consultations for victims who have suffered tragic and devastating injuries because they trusted a corporation that marketed a birth control device as a safe method of contraception.
Call 1-866-FOX-FIRM or 1-866-369-3476 to speak with a legal representative about your case. We want to hear your story and help you seek justice from the parties who caused your injuries. Do not give up — our defective medical device attorneys are here to help you. We will fight to bring your story to light so that other women do not suffer the same terrible injuries.