Essure, a birth control product from Bayer Health, came off the market at the end of 2018. This guarantees protection for future women against the complications associated with the device. However, this product caused severe health problems for several women across the United States. As a result, thousands of women filed an Essure class action lawsuit. If you used Essure birth control and suffered any of the complications detailed below, you may be eligible for compensation.
What is Essure birth control?
Essure is a type of birth control that works with your body to prevent pregnancy. It is a permanent solution for women who know they do not want any more children. It requires a medical procedure in which a doctor places a flexible insert into each of your fallopian tubes. Over the next three months, a barrier forms around the inserts. Bayer claimed that when the Essure device is properly used, the effectiveness is 99%.
Essure birth control complications
The health complications come as a result of the device's making. The inserts contain nickel-titanium alloys, which are commonly known to cause allergic reactions. Once Essure is placed, it releases nickel into the body. Patients who are allergic to nickel may experience serious allergic reactions.
Symptoms include the following.
In addition to an allergic reaction, Essure can cause other complications, such as the following.
- Weight Fluctuations
- Pain/Abdominal Pain
- Heavier/ Irregular Menstruation
- Device Breakage
- Malposition of the Device
Essure class action lawsuit timeline
Bayer released Essure to the market in 2002. The manufacturer marketed Essure as the only permanent birth control with a nonsurgical procedure. The appeal is that it a less invasive option for tubal ligation or having your "tubes tied." The manufacturer claimed that the product had a long history of safety and effectiveness for years. However, several women questioned these claims, alleging that Essure damaged their health. In addition, health experts claimed to see limitations with Essure during safety studies. Between 2002 and 2017, the FDA received close to 30,000 adverse event reports associated with the product. Two years after the FDA issued a “black box” warning for the device, Bayer announced they would stop selling the device by the end of 2018.
Essure settlement amounts
Several of the lawsuits filed against Bayer for the Essure birth control product have not yet come to a verdict. As a result, there is no new information on an Essure settlement amount. However, the amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive depends on many factors. These include when you started using Essure and how severe your complications are.
Am I eligible to file an Essure lawsuit?
To be eligible to file an Essure class action lawsuit, a woman must have been implanted with the device and experienced adverse side effects, such as:
- Abdominal pain
- Irregular menstruation
- Device migration
If you believe that Essure caused your complications, you may be eligible to file a mass tort lawsuit. If you are eligible for compensation, it can be used for future medical bills, lost wages, or loss of life’s enjoyment.
How do I file an Essure class action lawsuit?
To file a lawsuit against Bayer, contact a qualified legal professional in the New Jersey area. The best lawyer to help you is one with previous experience in medical device lawsuits. He or she should also be clear and upfront with you regarding the most recent news about Essure, the litigation process and any associated fees. Most importantly, he or she should make you feel comfortable about your case and answer any lingering questions you may have.
Use litigation support for your Essure lawsuit
Before you choose to file a lawsuit against Bayer, speak to one of our litigation support experts. Mass Tort Services LLC is a plaintiff advocate company that developed the Lawsuit Settlement News website to assist plaintiffs with their particular cases. Any plaintiff services you require are always provided without any out-of-pocket expenses until the plaintiff is successful in winning the case. Our experts can provide top-tier litigation support in your pursuit of an Essure class action lawsuit. Call our office at 877.571.0405 or contact us online today!