Essure Lawsuits Mount in U.S. As Australia Pulls Essure Off The Market


Essure Lawsuits Contend Women Had To Have The Birth Control Device Removed After Suffeering Unwanted Pregnancy, Organ Perforation, And Other Complications.

essure-lawsuit-side-effectsAs Essure lawsuits continue in the United States, Australian government officials have withdrawn the birth control device from the Australian market. The move comes several months after Bayer, Essure’s manufacturer, stopped Essure sales in Brazil, Canada and Finland. Bayer is facing over 5,000 Essure lawsuits in the United States that contend Essure birth control causes miscarriages, ectopic pregnancy, chronic pain, menstrual irregularities, organ perforation and other serious complications.

“Women in Australia are experiencing the same Essure complications that women in the United States list in their lawsuits against Bayer’s birth control device,” says Southern Med Law’s Founder, Dr. François Blaudeau, a practicing attorney and obstetrician/gynecologist who strongly advocates for women in Essure lawsuits.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys are currently representing numerous women in Essure lawsuits who have suffered complications from Essure. If you believe you have suffered injuries from the Essure birth control system, you can arrange for a free, no obligation Essure side-effects lawsuit consultation to learn more about your legal rights. Call Southern Med Law at (205) 547-5525 or you can visit to fill out a contact form and receive more information.

The August 30 hazard alert issued by the Australasian Medical and Science Ltd. (AMSL), and Australia Department of Health’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said the AMSL recalled unused Essure stock from the market. The alert further stated that Bayer informed the TGA on May 31 that it would stop distributing Essure in Australia “for business reasons.” As a result, there will be no further Essure implants in Australia. The hazard alert noted that women reported changes in menstrual bleeding, unintended pregnancy, chronic pain, perforation and migration of the device, allergy/hypersensitivity, or immune-type reactions due to Essure. Some reports were considered serious and resulted in women having abdominal surgery to remove the device, the hazard alert said.

Essure is a permanent birth control system approved in 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The small device has two flexible coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. Over the following three months, scar tissue forms around the coils to prevent pregnancy by blocking the fallopian tubes.

In 2016, the FDA called for a black box warning on Essure after receiving more than 5,000 complaints about the device. The most frequently reported problems were pain/abdominal pain, menstrual irregularities, headache, and fatigue.

In the United States, advocacy groups and Congress members have urged the FDA to ban Essure in the United States. In February 2015, a Citizen’s Petition signed by more than 2,100 women, was filed with the FDA claiming fraud in Essure’s premarket approval process which included altering medical records of trial participants.

Since the FDA did not banned Essure, the “E-Free Act” (H.R. 3920), was introduced in November 2015 which called for withdrawing Essure from the U.S. market. In June 2016, “Arial Grace Law,” (H.R. 5403) was introduced to allow victims injured by medical devices to file state and local lawsuits against medical device manufacturers.The bill was named after Ariel Grace Burrell, whose stillborn birth was allegedly caused by the failure of an Essure birth control device.

About Southern Med Law And Filing An Essure Side-Effects Lawsuit

Southern Med Law is an experienced law firm providing legal representation to the men and women across the country who have been victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.

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