Essure Birth Control Lawyers

Having a baby is a wonderful and memorable experience for many women. However, if you are not quite ready for a baby yet, you may have considered using a life-long form of birth control known as Essure. If you or a loved one has received this implant and now have suffered pain, problems, and needed revision procedures, you need to talk to an Essure and defective device lawyer with the Higgins Firm. Our legal team will hear your case and do all we can to help you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries and problems you have been caused due to this product.

How does Essure Prevent Pregnancy?

Essure helps prevent pregnancy because it is a life-long product used for sterilization that does not require surgery. Essure is made of metal coiled material The materials are covered in polyester fiber. Essure prevents pregnancy by getting inserted into the fallopian tubes through the vagina. Then, the product's polyester material cause tissue to become swollen which means the fallopian tubes are blocked which prevents pregnancy because an egg cannot get fertilized. Essure was produced and marketed by Conceptus Inc., which is now a part of Bayer.

What are thealleged risks linked to Essure?

Food and Drug Administration received more than five thousand reports about dangerous reactions and effects of Essure from November of 2002 to May of 2015. Some of incidents that were reported were four people died from infections, blood clots and other problems after having a hysterectomy to have the Essure product removed. Also, five other people miscarried due to Essure tearing the fetal membrane. Some other reports of risks and effects include things such as:

  • having belly pain
  • unusual menstrual cycles and bleeding
  • severe headaches
  • feeling tired
  • unusual changes in weight
  • being allergic to the nickel materials on the product
  • the product going into other parts of the body
  • product did not work like it should causing unwanted pregnancy
  • product broke
  • the product was positioned wrong

Some women experienced allergic reactions to the nickel in the product. The first label of Essure included a recommended nickel skin testing before being given the product. However, the Conceptus Company made a convincing argument to the Food and Drug Administration into 2011 to have the label removed because they claimed that there was not enough nickel in the product to cause an allergy.

Did the makers of Essure know about these Risks?

Some lawsuits brought against Conceptus have had some evidence that the company made false claims on medical documents and kept information about dangerous reactions from the Food and Drug Administration.

How do I Know if I have an Essure Claim?

If you or someone you care about has had a procedure preformed to receive the Essure birth control product and have had pain, serious medical problems, allergic reactions or have died as a result of the product, then you or your family may have an Essure claim and be entitled to compensation and other damages. If you are unsure if you might have a claim or if you have concerns, you should speak to a caring and knowledgeable Essure and dangerous product attorney at the Higgins Firm. Our legal team will be there to help address any concerns you may have and we will help you collect any documents, treatment plans and other paperwork that we may require for your claim. We will the fight on your behalf to help you get the damages that are rightfully yours for your pain and suffering. We will also work to make sure the company responsible pays for their actions.

You can contact us online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case and any questions you might have.