Representation from Pennsylvania Defective Medical Device Lawyers
Many women look for alternatives to having their tubes tied, which is the traditional form of permanent birth control. One such alternative is a medical device called Essure®. Essure, manufactured by Bayer, is advertised as a non-invasive procedure for women who would like to skip the lengthy recovery times from invasive surgeries. Since Essure was approved in 2002, upwards of half a million women have had it implanted. Since then, over 10,000 women have filed reports of serious injuries resulting from it.
If you or a loved one have experienced debilitating injuries stemming from Essure, don’t hesitate to contact our firm, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP. Our Pennsylvania defective medical device attorneys can meticulously investigate your case and fight for the compensation that you deserve. As one of the largest firms in the area, we have extensive knowledge and resources that we can devote to your case. For client convenience, we have offices located in Hanover, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, and Carlisle.
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Essure Procedure & Associated Injuries
The Essure insertion procedure only takes around 10 minutes. Two metal coils are inserted into fallopian tubes. Scar tissue forms around these coils and prevents sperm from traveling and reaching the eggs.
Side effects and complications associated with Essure have included:
- Air Embolism
- Metal Allergies
- Coil Breakage or Migration
- Pelvic & Back Pain
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Puncture of Uterus or Colon
- Perforation of Fallopian Tubes
FDA Investigating Essure & Findings from Study
The FDA has received thousands of complaints from women who have the Essure device and has stated that they are going to review the findings of the study in order to determine if further warnings are needed. Bayer, the manufacturer of the device, believes the Essure device to be safe for “most women.” A recent study strengthened the complaints reported by women who chose Essure. Women chose the device for the appeal of avoiding surgery. However, the study found that women who have the Essure device were forced to undergo up to 10 times the amount of revisionary surgery as women who chose a surgical sterilization method.
Lawmakers Urging FDA to Ban Essure
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) sent a letter to the FDA arguing that the risks involved with Essure far outweigh potential benefits. She cited numerous complaints and asked the product be withdrawn from the market. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced a bill to force the FDA to ban Essure from the market, citing over 22,000 women on Facebook who have come forward.
Do You Have an Essure Device? You May Be Entitled to Compensation!
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received 5,000+ formal complaints about Essure. As a Pennsylvania defective medical device lawyers, we meet far too many innocent people who were injured by complications of an unsafe product. Our law firm is not afraid to stand up to major corporations on behalf of the people their products injure. If you have an Essure device implanted and would like to discuss your legal options to compensation, please contact us today for a free consultation.
If you suffered as a result of Essure, you should get in touch with our firm. Let Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us now!