Over 100 Essure Birth Control Lawsuits Filed In Canada, Complaints Mirror U.S.
April 30, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsEssure Birth Control Lawsuits Contend Side Effects Include Migration, Puncturing Organs And Causing Pelvic Pain And Excessive Bleeding.
April 30, 2016 - As Essure birth control lawsuits continue to be filed in the United States, more than 100 women in Canada have filed similar complaints. The Essure lawsuits filed in a potential class-action complaint in Canada allege women have suffered chronic pain, perforated organs and other serious side effects after having an Essure implant. The Essure birth control lawsuits mirrors those filed in the U.S. that accuse Bayer Inc., Essure's manufacturer, of being negligent by failing to adequately warn about the risks associated with its Essure permanent birth control system.
"The allegations in this potential class-action Essure lawsuit show that women in the United States are not alone in having experienced serious side effects after having an Essure implant," says Dr. François Blaudeau, a founding partner of Southern Med Law, and a practicing attorney and obstetrician/gynecologist, who strongly advocates for and represents women in Essure birth control lawsuits.
Southern Med Law is investigating potential Essure side-effects lawsuits from women who believe they have suffered complications from being implanted with the Essure birth control device. To arrange for a free, no obligation legal consultation with one of our attorneys to learn more about your legal options, call Southern Med Law today, at 205-515-6166 or you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com to fill out a contact for and receive more information.
The two Canadian women representing the class said in the Essure side-effects lawsuit they have experienced severe pelvic pain, hair loss, bloating, and cramping and heavy menstrual bleeding after having an Essure implant, according to a Toronto Star report. Their health conditions improved after having a hysterectomy to remove Essure. The Essure lawsuits that Bayer's failure to properly develop and test Essure to "fully disclose the magnitude of the risks" led to side effects that include pelvic pain, migration of the device, perforated organs, infections and autoimmune disorders. The potential class-action claim was filed in the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan, the Toronto Star reported.
Since its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, Essure has been used by 750,000 women, Bayer says on its U.S. website. The company also claims that Essure is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. The Essure is a permanent bith control system consisting of small flexible coils that are implanted into the fallopian tubes during a non-surgical procedure in a doctor's office. The fallopian tubes are blocked by scar tissue that forms around the coils over several months and this prevents insemination.
In recent years, there has been a push in the United States to take Essure Birth Control off of the market because of the pelvic pain, migration, and other side effects reported to the FDA. In February, the FDA ordered Bayer to place a black box label warning about the risks of using Essure. The agency also ordered Bayer to conduct new studies to assess Essure's risks in different groups of women.
Court records show Bayer is also facing Essure lawsuit claims in the United States. The company maintains in court documents that it is shielded from product liability lawsuits regarding Essure and has asked to have the cases pending in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed. (Essure Birth Control Lawsuit Case No. 2:14-07315)
About Southern Med Law and Filing An Essure Lawsuit Claim: 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're 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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