Bagolie Friedman Injury Lawyers has received an announcement from Bayer. The Bayer announcement states the company will stop selling the permanent birth control implant, named “Essure“. Bayer explained in a statement, “This decision is based on a decline in U.S. sales of Essure in recent years and the conclusion that the Essure business is no longer sustainable.”
The marketing efforts had already been discontinued as well as sales of the Essure product outside of the United States in September 2017.
The Food and Drug Administration announced earlier this year instructing Bayer to restrict sales of its Essure birth control only to medical practices and doctors who agreed to fully inform patients of the device’s side effects and risks. FDA ordered Essure in 2016 to display a warning on the product. The black-box warning, the most severe warning issued by the FDA, warns patients of adverse effects and the possibility of surgery in order to remove the device.
The Essure birth control device is comprised of two small coils that are placed into the Fallopian tubes and is designed to cause inflammation and scar tissue that forms and blocks the tubes, preventing pregnancy.
According to a report from the FDA, from November 2002 to December 2017, the Federal Drug Administration received over 26,700 reports of serious and adverse side effects from the device. Side effects such as migration of the device, perforation of the uterus and or Fallopian tubes by the device, device breakage, severe allergic reactions, unintended pregnancies and ectopic pregnancies, and even death, were reported.
More that more than 16,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, claiming pain and suffering caused by the Essure implant. You or someone you know may be looking for or in need a Bayer Essure Lawyer to handle your case. Bagolie Friedman Injury Lawyers has available time to provide you with a no-cost Ensure Lawsuit consultation. Please click the button below or fill out the form on this page.