Florida Essure Birth Control Device Lawyer
Did you suffer medical issues linked to your Essure birth control device? Find out how our Florida personal injury lawyers can help.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Bayer and Conceptus Inc. alleging that these manufacturers negligently marketed and sold defective Essure birth control devices to patients throughout the country. Federal safety regulators have taken notice: earlier this year the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) put additional restrictions on sale and distribution of Essure. As of July, Bayer announced that it will no longer offer this product beyond 2018.
At the Leifer Law Firm, our Florida Essure birth control device lawyers are currently accepting new cases for the Essure birth control device in South Florida. If you or your loved one suffered injuries or medical complications after receiving implantation of Essure birth control, you need professional representation. Our team will review your claim, explain your rights and options to you, and help you take action to recover the compensation you deserve.
Essure Lawsuits: The Basics
Essure is a permanent birth control device that was approved by federal regulators for sale and distribution in the United States in 2002. Essentially, Essure is a small metal coil that is placed into the fallopian tubes. The product’s manufacturers (Bayer and Conceptus) touted the device as being a safe and effective form of birth control. Unfortunately, serious issues have arisen. The side effects and complications have been far worse than was disclosed. Tens of thousands of women have reported that they have suffered medical problems related to their Essure birth control.
Understanding the Injuries and Side Effects
Defective Essure birth control devices have led to many different types of negative medical issues. Some of the most common injuries, adverse side effects, and medical complications that have been linked to Essure birth control include:
- Additional surgery;
- Chronic headaches;
- Menstrual problems;
- Joint and muscle pain;
- Chronic lower back pain;
- Allergic reactions;
- Unintended pregnancy/miscarriages;
- Migration of the device;
- Internal bleeding; and
- Perforation of the uterus/fallopian tubes.
A patient may be required to undergo an operation to remove a defective Essure birth control device. In the worst cases, the medical complications can be very serious — potentially even life threatening. Immediate medical attention is required.
What Compensation is Available for Essure Victims?
If you or your loved one suffered adverse side effects or negative medical complications as a direct result of Essure birth control, financial compensation may be available. To get the full and fair recovery that you deserve under the law, it is crucial that you have strong legal representation by your side. At the Leifer Law Firm, our legal team is prepared to help you seek financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress; and
- Disfigurement or permanent physical impairment.
Did You Suffer an Essure Birth Induced Injury?
We can help. At the Leifer Law Firm, we are strong, committed advocates for injured victims and their families. If you or your loved one suffered an injury or any type of medical complication related to Essure birth control, please contact our law firm today for a free consultation. With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach, we are well-positioned to serve victims throughout the state of Florida.