Bayer’s Essure sterilization device has been linked to thousands of injuries, including severe allergic reactions, chronic pain, organ damage, and even death. Consumer advocates like Erin Brokovich are campaigning to pull Essure off the market.
Need a Texas Essure Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was severely injured by Essure, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Essure Linked to Safety Risks
Doctors are warning about serious safety problems with Essure, a permanent non-surgical sterilization implant made by Bayer.
Essure consists of a nickel-titanium coil coated in polyester that is placed in a woman’s fallopian tubes, where it elicits an inflammatory reaction. Over several months, scar tissue closes off the fallopian tubes.
Since it was approved by the FDA in 2002, over 5,000 women have reported severe side effects. One woman suffering from chronic pain told NPR:
“All of a sudden it hurt to have to move my body to get out of bed, to do anything. It feels like you’ve been hit by a truck every day of your life. For me, it’s been a nightmare. I mean, this device literally ruined my life.”
In September 2015, the British Medical Journal published a study showing that 2.4% of women who got Essure needed follow-up surgery, compared to 0.2% of women who underwent traditional “tube tying” procedures — a 10-fold increased risk. The FDA is now investigating safety issues with the device.
Serious adverse events linked to Essure include:
- Migration of device outside of fallopian tubes
- Fracturing of the device
- Perforation of fallopian tubes
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Unwanted pregnancy
What is the Problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our attorneys are not currently filing an Essure class action against Bayer. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only taking cases involving the most severe injuries.
About Class Actions
Class actions provide an efficient and cost-effective way for a lot of people to file essentially the same lawsuit. One member is selected as the “class representative” and lawyers use that case to fight for compensation on behalf of the entire group.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to an Essure Class Action
Class actions can have disadvantages for people with very serious injuries. Lawyers sometimes accept “low-ball settlements” and take huge cuts of the payout, leaving little to divide among everyone in the class action.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers help individuals file lawsuits. We believe every woman who was injured by Essure deserves an attorney who is committed to her case. If you were injured, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, permanent injuries, and more.
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