Q: What are the side effects of Essure?
A: Side effects of Essure include severe pain and bleeding, unintended pregnancies, ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, and still births.
More serious complications include device migration and organ perforation, and possibly death.
Q: Why did my doctor provide me with the option of Essure if it has these side effects?
A: Essure is a relatively new form of female sterilization, and is often touted as advantageous because it does not require a surgical incision like other forms of female sterilization, such as tubal ligation.
Q: Has any legal action been taken against the maker of Essure?
A: Lawsuits are beginning to be filed throughout the country against the manufacturer of Essure. The first lawsuit was filed against Bayer in 2014.
Q: How do I know if I have a viable case in the Essure lawsuit?
A: If you or someone you love has had Essure implanted and it resulted in side effects such as those listed above, you may have a case for filing a claim against Bayer.
Q: How long do I have to file an Essure lawsuit?
A: Every state has maximum time limitations on when an injury claim must be filed. These time restrictions are known as statutes of limitations. If a claim is not filed against the manufacturer before the statute of limitation expires, the injured persons are forever prevented from bringing a claim against the entities and persons who may be liable for their injuries.
If you have been potentially injured after the implantation of Essure, your statute of limitations may already have expired, or may expire in the very near future. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to tell you without us first reviewing the individual facts of your situation.
Q: What should I do if I want to pursue legal action?
A: If you have been adversely affected by Essure or believe you have suffered from one of the serious complications linked to the device, first see a qualified health care professional. You should also report the incident to your physician and the FDA.
To find out if you are eligible to file a claim for an Essure lawsuit, contact McDivitt Law Firm at 877-846-4878 or fill out a free and confidential case evaluation.