NEW YORK – If you’re harmed because of a defective product or a dangerous drug, you deserve answers and in some cases, significant compensation. After hearing thousands of complaints, investigators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will search for answers to questions regarding a popular birth control device called Essure, according to ABC News.
The implant, a small metal spring designed to ‘catch’ eggs, was approved by the FDA in 2002 but recently, federal investigators have received over 20,000 complaints from women via Facebook and Twitter.
The manufacturers of the birth control product have acknowledged side effects such as pelvic pain, according to the FDA but New York defective product attorneys say some of the complaints have been more serious.
“In some cases, not only has this product failed to prevent pregnancies, it’s also been linked to severe pain and it could be deadly for women in New York,” defective product attorney Steve Barnes said. “We’re hoping to raise awareness about these side effects and help the women who have suffered because of this device.”
Barnes, a partner at the Law Offices of Cellino & Barnes, said defective products are one of the most common causes of injury and death in America today. According to the FDA, several women have complained about memory loss and hallucinations as the result of the Essure implant. In some cases, these women required hysterectomies to remove the device.
Essure is now the subject of a petition, urging the FDA to issue a recall.
“Over the past several years, the Agency met with patients and patient advocates to better understand patient issues and experiences after Essure placement,” the FDA said in a statement. “We will continue to work with these individuals as we continue our efforts to better understand their experiences with this device.”
Some doctors have reported performing hundreds of operations to remove the device to prevent further pain and suffering. Some of the side effect injuries include severe back pain, unexplainable fatigue, depression, bleeding, headaches, organ perforation, and side effects as the result of nickel allergies.
New York defective product attorneys at Cellino & Barnes are investigating this product and the complications associated with it. If you’ve been injured or suffered severe effects as the result of using Essure or another birth control device, contact the lawyers at Cellino & Barnes to learn more about your legal rights for free.