There are a couple of possible reasons for a complication involving Essure. One, is an inherent product defect resulting from negligence. In 2015, the FDA placed a “black box” label on Essure, which is designed to inform patients of life-threatening complications. Pharmaceutical companies are required to adequately inform users of the risks associated with a drug or device, as well as conduct thorough testing. If an inherent product defect leads to illness or injury, they may be guilty of negligence. In October 2016, the FDA updated the labels of Essure to include a checklist that helps potential Essure users make their decision. Both the doctor and the patient are required to review this list together. Two, is improper placement. In some cases, negative side effects are the result of physician or health care provider negligence. If this applies, we may be able to pursue a medical malpractice case.
Essure is a permanent birth control device that is made up of two metal coils that are placed into the fallopian tubes. As scar tissue forms around the coils, sperm are prevented from reaching the eggs. Although this sounds like a promising alternative to having your tubes tied, thousands of reports indicate the opposite. In some cases, Essure has been shown to result in catastrophic injuries and death as a result of the migration or movement of the coils and perforation of the fallopian tube. If you’ve been a victim of a complication while using Essure, you may be eligible for compensation.
Our dangerous medical device lawyers have a collective 75 years of experience and extensive resources that they devote to each and every case. By taking the time to understand each client’s individual circumstances and needs, our firm can powerfully represent your case.
Essure has been linked to many serious injuries. Thousands of women have reported serious, permanent harm from their use of Essure.
Heard Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to making sure that you are not taken advantage of at any point during these legal proceedings. We are here to make sure that you get the level of compensation you deserve for sustaining injuries brought on by the negligence of another individual or corporation.
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