Thousands of women have been affected by Essure devices, suffering from terrible and sometimes life-changing side effects due to the faulty manufacturing of the product. This has led to many lawsuits being filed against Bayer, the manufacturer. Here’s everything you need to know about Essure lawsuit compensation in Mississippi.
- An Intro to Essure
- Why are Essure Lawsuits Being Filed?
- How Much Compensation Can You Get For an Essure Lawsuit?
- How to Prepare For an Essure Lawsuit
- An Update on Essure Claims
Essure was introduced as a non surgical form of birth control. Designed to be permanent, it involves inserting two metal coils into the fallopian tubes. These coils will then prevent pregnancy.
However, an alarming number of women began to complain of side effects. These have included:
- Back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Extreme pelvic pain and cramping
- Vaginal bleeding
- Device expulsion
- Ovarian, uterine and fallopian tube cysts
To date, 26,773 unfortunate women have had to deal with the adverse side effects of this device. And that’s just the number who know they have. A lot of women put the way they were feeling down to something else, rather than linking it to their Essure coil.
The side effects are both short and long term, with some being majorly more serious than others. Some of them could appear and disappear within a few days, but some of them may have larger underlying complications that require immediate attention, otherwise the consequences can be terrible. Side effects don’t only occur after the procedure either, problems can occur during the procedures too.
As a result of these severe side effects and complications, many women have decided to file lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer. After all, the device was marketed as a safe, convenient alternative to permanent, surgical birth control methods. This has led to Bayer officially withdrawing Essure from the global market.
Due to a large number of women having been affected, Bayer, the device manufacturer is currently up against 16,800 individual Essure lawsuits. The number is due to keep on rising over the next couple of years as more and more women are being affected by this device.
Unfortunately, the lawsuits are still going on as of yet and no trial dates have been set. This means that currently there are no settlement figures or jury verdicts to benchmark your case against. However, there are various steps you can take if you feel you've got a case. [NEEDS LINKING WHEN "is there a lawsuit against Essure blog" is live]
Bayer tried to get many of the Essure lawsuits dismissed under preemption laws but they were unsuccessful in doing so and most of the cases have moved forwards anyway. Trials are currently ongoing. But unfortunately, no dates have been set so no jury decisions or settlement figures have been released either.
This is not to say that you’re not entitled to any compensation. It’s hard to determine an exact figure but there are various situations that can put your case in good stead for a decent sum.
If you think you’re eligible to file a claim against Essure, the last thing you need is to find yourself facing them alone and unprepared. Bayer have employed top legal firms who are used to dealing with massive cases and know the industry inside and out. This can be daunting and it’s easy to make that one small mistake that can put your case at jeopardy.
If you’re going to win the amount of compensation that you truly deserve, you’re going to have to be fully prepared and have an expert attorney in your corner to help you fight against Bayer.
In preparation for your lawsuit you should:
- Check your eligibility.
- Seek medical assistance.
- Hire an attorney.
- Gather the relevant information.
Restrictions first came into play in 2017 when the sale of the implants was restricted in all countries except for the USA.
In July 2018, Bayer announced that they will no longer distribute or sell the device after December 31 2018 in the USA. This comes after the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) patient safety action earlier on in the year, by which it ordered that the sales of Essure needed to be restricted.
For a full update on where the lawsuits stand now that Bayer have been told they’re no longer to be distributed after 2018, click here. You can also find tips and advice on what to do if you think you may have a claim too.
Be Represented by the Best
If you or a loved one have felt the side effects of a faulty Essure device, you must be wondering what action you can take. As if the trauma of feeling life changing side effects and the various corrective treatments you have to undergo isn’t enough, not getting the compensation you deserve would make matters worse.
At Coxwell & Associates, we take your Essure claims very seriously. We’re determined to win you the compensation you deserve and have been representing Mississippians for over 35 years in personal injury.
Our team of qualified attorneys are dedicated to our clients. We offer free case consultations, so if you think you’ve got a case, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our expert team today.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.