Bayer Put Thousands of Women at Serious Risk with Essure Birth Control
It is always a sad day when yet another series of lawsuits showcase radical apathy on the part of extremely lucrative companies tasked with providing medical solutions to the populace. Unfortunately, Bayer once again is in the spotlight for allegedly failing to disclose risks associated with their Essure birth control device.
Tagged as a non-invasive alternative to other birth control methods, such as the birth control pill, the Essure birth control device was billed as something that could be easily inserted without surgery and would prevent pregnancies in women while allowing them to continue living their lives without interference from hormone adjustments or other impediments.
However, as about 16,000 lawsuits have revealed, Bayer seemingly did not warn its customers about certain dangers associated with the product. According to various lawsuits filed, the Essure device has been revealed to potentially cause:
- Unwanted pregnancies from failure of the device
- Organs being punctured from the device breaking or dislodging
- Ectopic pregnancies
- Need for hysterectomy to remove the device once it has been dislodged
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Autoimmune disease
The implications of these side effects are alarming, to say the least. Any of these side effects could be considered wholly debilitating, and the company responsible for not raising the possibility of these side effects should be held accountable. In addition to failing to warn possible patients, Bayer may have not performed adequate risk analyses to become aware of these potential side effects, and they may have also pressured doctors to “sell” Essure to their patients, without knowing the full risks associated with the device.
The physical toll on a woman’s body resulting from an intestine being punctured, or recovery from an ectopic pregnancy, or requiring a hysterectomy is immense. However, equally upsetting is the emotional toll that such an experience can have on somebody. Imagine being an otherwise healthy woman who is faced with never being able to have a child of her own because a medical device – that was advertised as not being dangerous – forced you to have a permanent hysterectomy.File a Claim Today
If you or a loved one has taken Essure and experienced any negative side effects, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney at Altman & Altman LLP immediately. We can get to work straight away on preparing a suit against Bayer that could add more credence to the thousands of women who have already filed their claims.
Should the suit be awarded in the plaintiff’s favor, or if Bayer decides they aren’t going to win and opts to settle, being a part of such a suit could result in significant financial compensation that could go towards medical expenses you experienced as a result of using the Essure device. If you were forced to miss work due to needing treatment associated with the device, this money could make up for time and money lost from being unable to work.
Above all, when you have been wronged at the hands of a multi-billion dollar company, it can feel as though you are squaring up for battle against an unstoppable behemoth. This is not the case, however, when you join thousands of other women demanding accountability, and you have an experienced legal team on your side. This is what we provide at Altman & Altman LLP, along with a genuine concern for getting you the results that you need and deserve.
Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.