Many women have come forward to complain about problems arising from the Essure device. But are their claims successful? Information from Bayer’s annual report as talked about on modernhealthcare.com shows that they are.
Bayer lost $413 million dollars in claims against the Essure device in 2016. More than 3,700 women have filed suits against Bayer in the U.S. for complications arising from the permanent birth control method. Migrations of the device and poisoning from the metals in the device, notably nickel, have lead to lifelong complications, scarring, and great reductions in quality of life.
Last year, a black box warning was added to the device and Brazil banned it completely. Bayer expects more lawsuits to come and is setting aside money to deal with claims. At least 750,000 of the devices have been sold since the product came onto the market, but demand for the devices are dropping as more people report complications and the desire for reversible birth control devices like IUDs increase.
Essure is a permanent birth control device, but it often happens that the women end up needing full hysterectomies to get rid of the device. This leads to a host of other complications. The women who trusted Bayer to provide a safe product deserve compensation. This report shows that Bayer is bracing for it.
If you have the Essure device and you have experienced complications, now is the time to file a lawsuit. Call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation.