BUFFALO, N.Y. – Women around the country claim they have suffered serious and permanent injuries from a birth control device manufactured by Bayer. Earlier this month, Bayer filed a motion to dismiss several lawsuits against them but a federal judge ruled in favor of the alleged victims.
A personal injury lawyer at Cellino & Barnes says claims have been filed against the pharmaceuticals company over the permanent birth control device, Essure.
“This product involves a complex surgery and in some cases, patients have suffered severe injuries and complications that may be caused by these surgeries of the birth control device itself, named Essure,” injury lawyer Steve Barnes said. “Some of the most common complications associated with this device include chronic pain and autoimmune disorders but there could be many other negative side effects.”
The Essure device is made of metal and polyester coils which, if they malfunction, they can pierce or irritate internal organs.
Some lawsuits claim women have had to undergo expensive hysterectomies after suffering through years of pain.
Although Bayer is currently fighting against these lawsuits, federal courts and even the Food and Drug Administration have been listening to patient concerns. Recently, the FDA slapped a black box warning on Essure and has issued a three-page checklist for doctors – which needs to be signed by both the surgeon and the patient.
Still, critics of the device believe regulations are not enough and that the product is so dangerous that it needs to be removed from the market. Essure injury attorneys may warn patients not to sign the checklist until more research has been conducted and the open lawsuits against Bayer have been resolved.
Essure was approved in 2002 in a quick review process and with few clinical trials. By 2015, the FDA had received more than 10,000 reports of injuries, pregnancies and even fatalities related to Essure.
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by a defective surgically installed device like Essure, the Essure injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes can guide you through the legal process and help you get compensation for your pain, suffering and removal of the potentially faulty device.
The law firm has been trusted by injured patients for over 50 years to help them get the best result possible from a defective product claim. For a free case evaluation and consultation, contact an Essure injury attorney at Cellino & Barnes today.
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