The Essure birth control device has been under much scrutiny of late. A federal statute virtually prevents those injured by FDA-approved medical devices from seeking compensation. A new bill is looking to change that statute and allow manufacturers to be liable for unsafe or defective devices.
Since receiving FDA approval in 2002, more than 750,000 women have had the Essure birth control device implanted. The device, manufactured by Bayer, has caused serious issues in thousands of women.
Essure is a permanent birth control device inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes, preventing sperm from reaching an egg.
One woman, who wished to remain anonymous, had the device implanted last summer.
She said that the procedure was excruciating and she felt side-effects almost immediately. Eventually, she had to have the Essure device removed. With the device’s removal, she also lost her ability to ever have children.
One attorney has been involved with Essure cases for two years. The attorney states that doctors are pushing this form of birth control and some women feel strong-armed into having the device implanted.
These women and their attorneys are working with the FDA to make sure all women are aware of the possible risks before having the device implanted. They are aiming for a black box warning, which is the strictest warning the FDA can place on a device.
Normally, due to a Supreme Court decision made in 2008, manufacturers are not held liable for defective or dangerous medical devices. Ariel Grace’s law is seeking to change that and hold manufacturer’s liable. If you have been affected by an Essure device, you can contact your state leaders and push them to support Ariel Grace’s Law.
If you have been injured by the implantation of an Essure Device, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the “Strong Arm” attorneys at John Foy & Associates for a consultation. We may be able to help you. Contact us today.