Essure Side-Effects Lawsuit Designated As Mass Tort In California


Essure Side-Effects Lawsuits Claim Women Experience Unwanted Pregnancies, Hysterectomies, Miscarriages And Other Medical Complications Due To Essure.

Essure-Birth-Control-Lawsuits-Southern-Med-LawA single Essure side-effects lawsuit was filed on behalf of 74 women who allege chronic pain, bleeding and other serious complications. The Essure complaint was filed on August 7 against Bayer Corp., which manufactures Essure, and categorized as a mass tort in the San Diego Superior Court. This Essure MDL mirrors the 5,700 Essure side-effects lawsuit complaints filed against Bayer in courts nationwide. The Essure lawsuits contend the contraceptive causes ectopic pregnancy, chronic abdominal pain, abnormal bleeding, organ perforation, miscarriages, nickel sensitivity, and even fetal death. Some plaintiffs said they underwent a hysterectomy to remove their Essure birth control. (Essure Side-Effects Lawsuit Case No. 37-2017-00029127, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego)

“Our law firm continues to hear reports of the pain and suffering women say they experienced because of Essure,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is also a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist and a strong advocate for woman’s medical issues.

The Essure side-effects lawsuit attorneys at Southern Med Law are currently representing numerous women who have experienced serious complications from the Essure permanent birth control device. If you have suffered side-effects from Essure, you can arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn about the legal options available to you. Call Southern Med Law at (205) 547-5525 or you can visit to fill out a contact for and receive more information.

The recently filed Essure lawsuit noted the problems women said they suffered after having the Essure device implanted. For example, a California woman claimed her doctor did not warn her of Essure’s side effects, but had she known, she would not have had Essure implanted in 2008. The woman said shortly after the procedure, she experienced abdominal and pelvic pain, cramping, and abnormal bleeding. She had the Essure coils removed in 2012, the lawsuit said. (Essure Lawsuit Case No. 37-2017-00029127, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego)

This is the second mass tort created in a California court for Essure side-effects lawsuits. In October 2016, 55 Essure lawsuits were consolidated in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of 900 women. (Essure Side-Effects Product Cases and Coordinated Actions, Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4887)

Essure is a permanent birth control system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2002. The device has flexible coils that are inserted through the cervix and vagina and into the fallopian tubes. Over a three-month period, scar tissue forms around the inserts to create a barrier that blocks the fallopian tubes to prevent conception.

The FDA has received over 5,000 adverse event reports over Essure from November 2002 to May 31, 2015. The FDA has been asked to ban the Essure birth control device in the United States. However, the FDA has not pulled Essure off the U.S. market but the agency required Bayer to place a black box warning on Essure’s label about its side effects.

Problems with Essure birth control caused Brazil’s national health agency to suspend Essure sales earlier this year. In addition, Bayer announced in June that it would stop selling Essure in Finland and in Canada because of declining sales. Bayer is facing two proposed class-action lawsuits over Essure in Canada.

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.

Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 547-5525
Fax: (205) 547-5526
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