The birth control device Essure has been in the news lately as reports of complications continue to come in. Recently, the FDA ordered Bayer, the company that manufactures the device, to conduct further safety studies. A Pennsylvania congressmen stated that they have uncovered hundreds of unreported deaths.
A spokesperson for Bayer AG said that regardless of the type of birth control, there is always a risk of complications if a pregnancy occurs. The spokesperson went on further to say that it would not be right to blame Essure for fetal deaths.
Madris Tomes, who is the founder and CEO of Device Events, has sifted through thousands of adverse events from the agency’s website. He came across 303 fetal deaths in his research. In addition, the FDA has cited four deaths as the reason for the changes to FDA approval on the Essure device.
Pennsylvania representative Mike Fitzpatrick filed a bill for the removal of Essure from the market. Fitzpatrick claims that the agency did not sufficiently respond to complaints against Essure.
At a recent Food and Drug Administration hearing, several physicians vouched for the Essure device.
Bayer issued this statement: “The safety and efficacy of Essure, the only Food and Drug Administration-approved method of permanent birth control with a non-surgical procedure, is supported by more than a decade of science, as well as real world clinical experience, with the product studied with more than 10,000 women since Essure was first developed.”
Thousands of women have reported side-effects after having the device implanted. Some of these complaints include abdominal pain, bloating, rashes, migraines and autoimmune problems. Roughly 700 pregnancies have been reported by women who said that the procedure was unsuccessful.
If you have experienced complications or injury due to the implantation of an Essure device, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates today. Our “Strong Arm” attorneys will work to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.