Essure Lawsuits Move Forward In U.S. As Brazil Bans The Birth Control Device


Essure Lawsuits In The U.S. Allege Bleeding, Organ Perforation, Unintended Pregnancies, And Hysterectomies Due To Essure.

Essure Lawsuits essure-lawsuit-side-effectsEssure Side-Effects Lawsuits: As efforts have been mounting in the United States to pull Essure from the market, Brazil has banned sales of the permanent birth control device. Women in the United States are filing Essure lawsuits that allege the birth control device causes miscarriages, hysterectomies, bleeding, nickel allergies, chronic pelvic pain, and other side effects. Currently, Bayer HealthCare, Essure’s manufacturer, is facing 3,000 Essure birth control lawsuits in U.S. courts that accuse the company of misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of its permanent birth control system.

“The Essure lawsuits in the United States reveal how the birth control device has affected thousands of women who are now seeking justice, as well as potential compensation, for their injuries,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, and a practicing attorney and obstetrician/gynecologist who strongly advocates for women in Essure lawsuits.

Southern Med Law is currently representing many women in Essure lawsuits who have suffered complications from the Essure birth control device. 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 for and receive more information.

Anvisa, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency, announced on February 17 that it was suspending the “importation, distribution, marketing use and dissemination” of Essure as a measure of health, according to a report in Modern Healthcare. The contraceptive was initially approved in Brazil in 2009. Essure was banned after Avisa officials reviewed medical reports and studies that found the birth control device can cause chronic pain, unwanted pregnancy, perforation and other injuries, according to WRIC-TV, an ABC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. Anvisa also recalled Essure devices that had already been distributed.

Essure is a permanent birth control system with two metal flexible coils that are implanted into the fallopian tubes. Scar tissue forms around the coil over three months and blocks the fallopian tubes to prevent insemination. Essure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002.

The FDA faces pressure from advocates who want Essure banned in the United States. So far, the FDA has not banned Essure, but has ordered Bayer to place a black box warning on Essure’s label and conduct a new clinical study to assess Essure’s risk in different groups of women. Advocates were disappointed in the FDA’s move and are pinning their hopes on two Congressional bills. H.R. 3920, the E-Free Act, aims to force the FDA to ban the device. H.R. 5403-Arial Grace Law would amend FDA regulations and hold companies liable for injuries caused by their high-risk medical devices. The bill was named after Arial Grace Burrell, a stillborn baby girl who died in June 2015 allegedly due to failure of Essure.

Bayer has been trying to get Essure lawsuits dismissed that allege the birth control device causes miscarriages, unwanted pregnancies, nickel allergies, organ perforation, pelvic pain and fetal death. Judges, however, have been denying Bayer’s motions to dismiss and have allowed claims to progress. For instance, in September, 55 Essure lawsuits were consolidated in Alameda County Superior Court in California on behalf of 900 women. In February, a Pennsylvania federal court judge allowed certain claims to move forward in five Essure birth control lawsuits.

About Southern Med Law and Filing An Essure Lawsuit Claim

Southern Med Law is an experienced law firm that possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions surrounding the Essure permanent birth control system. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law 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.

Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-547-5525
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