For many women, a permanent, nonsurgical birth control method seemed like the ideal solution to their family planning needs. In 2002, Bayer Healthcare introduced Essure to the U.S. market. This product consists of small coils that can be implanted by a doctor into a woman’s fallopian tubes in a minimally invasive procedure without the need for general anesthesia. After approximately three months, the swelling that results is supposed to block fertilization in a way that is similar to tubal ligation surgery. Unfortunately, problems in the design and construction of Essure inserts have led to product failures and serious harm to patients. The experienced attorneys of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban represent women in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia who have suffered due to the defects in the design and manufacture of Essure. If you or a loved one experienced problems after receiving an Essure implant, we’ll review your situation and outline your rights.
In April 2018, the Food and Drug Administration restricted the sale and distribution of Essure to only those doctors and healthcare facilities who agree to provide patients with an FDA-approved safety checklist that clearly specified the risks of the Essure insert. That action led Bayer to stop the sale and distribution of this defective medical device after December 31, 2018. Still, many women are already eligible for relief, because they’ve endured side effects such as:
Starting with a free initial consultation, we’ll give you the comprehensive legal support you deserve as you seek fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban advocates for victims of injuries caused by Essure devices and other defective medical products. Please call (877) 428-1122 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices. We have locations in North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia.
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