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Harmed by an Essure Birth Control Device?

You may have grounds for an Essure lawsuit.

Essure problems have severely impacted the lives of thousands of women across the nation. The controversial birth control device is a source of constant, excruciating pain for many women and has led to numerous unwanted surgeries and hysterectomies. You shouldn’t have to live like this.

If you have had to undergo a hysterectomy or suffered vaginal bleeding, a perforated organ, chronic infection, debilitating pain, weight gain, fatigue or depression after the placement of an Essure birth control device, we would like to hear from you.

How to File an Essure Claim

McDonald Law Firm is currently investigating claims by women who have suffered complications from the Essure device. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems, you are encouraged to contact us and explore your legal options.

We understand discussing your situation can be difficult. Please call 877-803-2897 or fill out the form on this site to speak with a female representative or attorney about your claim.

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The Essure Device

Essure was first approved by the FDA in 2002 and is the only permanent birth control device in the United States. About 750,000 devices are in use worldwide.

The tiny metal coils are implanted by doctors into each of the woman’s fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. Over the next three months, scar tissue gradually forms around the coils, blocking sperm from reaching a woman’s eggs.

The manufacturer touts the device as “the only non-surgical permanent birth control” and claims that serious complications, such as chronic pelvic pain, punctures and migrations, are “rare.”

Thousands of women, however, are asserting otherwise as severe problems about the Essure device surface weekly. Hundreds have been forced to have unwanted hysterectomies to remove the device.

FDA Review of Essure

After receiving thousands of complaints ― including adult deaths, fetal deaths, unintended pregnancies and pregnancy loss ― the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in June 2015 that it would review the safety and effectiveness of the Essure birth control device.

Several months later, the FDA held a meeting to hear scientific and expert opinions about the risks and benefits of the device, as well as from women who were seriously injured by Essure. While the victims demanded Essure be removed from the market, the FDA opted for something less drastic.

On February 29, 2016, the FDA announced three primary actions, included that Bayer, the manufacturer, put a “black box warning” on Essure’s product packaging label. The agency also required a checklist for doctors to discuss potential risks of the device with patients. Further, the FDA ordered Bayer to conduct a post-market surveillance study to assess the risks of the device in a real-world environment.

Unsatisfied with the FDA’s recommendations, Essure victims continue to rally against this dangerous device. They are pursuing legislative and legal angles in an effort to get the device removed from the market and make the manufacturer pay.

Don’t suffer in silence. Turn to McDonald Law Firm get your questions answered and learn your legal options.

Reported Essure Problems

Abnormal Menstruation
Allergic Reactions
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Device Breakage
Device Migration
Ectopic Pregnancy
Heavy or Irregular Menstruation
Malposition of Device
Organ Perforation
Perforation of Fallopian Tube or Uterine Wall

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Regardless of the surgical method, it is imperative to document the procedure and preserve any and all evidence including:

  • Essure Coils
  • Tissue Samples
  • Fluids
  • Organs
  • Paraffin Blocks
  • Photographs
  • Medical Records

Essure Removal: Preserving Evidence is Critical

After suffering severe side-effects and debilitating pain, thousands of women are now undergoing Essure removal procedures to get these potentially dangerous coils out of their bodies. Depending on the device’s location, some women are forced to have invasive surgery, such as a complete hysterectomy, while others may be able to go through microsurgery.

We’ll take care of it. You focus on yourself and getting better.

If you plan on undergoing an Essure removal procedure, our experienced medical device litigation attorneys will take the necessary steps beforehand to ensure that potential evidence will be collected, preserved and properly stored. We have a tried and true process in place to manage medical Preservation Requests. We’ll work with your hospital directly to ensure that your evidence is properly preserved and readily available for your case.

You and your loved ones can focus on what’s important: your recovery.

Are You Suffering the Devastating Effects of an Essure Birth Control Device?

Fourteen years after hitting the market, women who have been irreparably harmed by this controversial contraceptive device are filing Essure lawsuits. There is also a nationwide movement to get the device banned and to warn the public about its complications.

Essure and Preemption

Essure underwent the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Premarket Approval (PMA) process which includes scientific and regulatory review to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Class III medical devices. According to the FDA, Class III devices are those that support or sustain human life, are of substantial importance in preventing impairment of human health, or which present a potential, unreasonable risk of illness or injury. Essure’s manufacturer, Bayer, claims it is protected from product liability claims by the doctrine of federal preemption.

While filing an Essure lawsuit may be an uphill battle, the tide may be turning. If Courts begin to rule in favor of Plaintiffs, Bayer’s legal protection could be revoked.

Recent court rulings may pave the way for women who believe Essure has caused them harm.

On August 2, 2016, a California judge’s ruling allowed 11 Essure birth control lawsuits to proceed against Bayer despite the drug giant’s attempts to dismiss the cases. Alameda County Judge Winifred Smith’s ruling is considered a victory for Plaintiffs because federal preemption laws have proven problematic for Essure lawsuits in other states.

Also, five Essure lawsuits, initially filed in 2014, are currently pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before U.S. District Judge John R. Padova. As of April 4, 2016, the suits include claims of:

  • Failure to warn
  • Negligent misrepresentation
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We don’t get paid unless you win.

The last thing you need to worry about is how to pay for an attorney when you are juggling medical bills, time off work, etc. At McDonald Law firm, we’ll handle your Essure lawsuit on a contingency basis, which means there are never any out-of-pocket fees or expenses. We only get paid if we win compensation for you ― either through settlement or a trial.

Is an Essure lawsuit right for you?

Medical device manufacturers have a duty to adequately research and test their products and warn the public of potential dangers. Manufacturers who rush to get unsafe products to market and put profit over patient protection could face legal liability. We are committed to holding the responsible parties accountable for your pain, suffering, unexpected medical expenses and other losses.

McDonald Law Firm is currently investigating claims by women who have suffered from serious side effects caused by Essure. If you or a loved one were hospitalized or suffered severe or permanent injury because of this dangerous medical device, we encourage you to contact us today. We have the experience and the know-how to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 877-803-2897 to speak with a female representative of our firm.

Let’s talk.

Call: 877-803-2897
Text: 817-203-0260

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