Essure Laws | What’s Being Done?
September 29th – At a time when nationwide distrust of politicians is at a high, several Representatives are giving us a reason to believe in them again. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R. PA) along with other Representatives from Massachusetts to Wisconsin have introduced several bills to Congress that aim to protect consumers from unsafe medical devices like Essure, and allow them to take better legal action against those that have harmed them. These Essure laws would open the door for safer practice as well as Essure litigation.
The proposed Medical Device Guardians act would make it mandatory for doctors to report unsafe medical devices to the proper authorities. Closing this glaring loophole in the law would ensure that doctors have to report a medical device as soon as they have reason to believe it is dangerous to their patients. In the case of Essure, this could have provided women with the appropriate knowledge needed to make a decision as serious as a permanent birth control implant. This would decrease the amount of time between when a device his the market and the turnaround to the law when such a device is proven to be unsafe.
Ariel Grace’s Law
More interesting perhaps is the proposed Ariel Grace’s Law. This law was named after the baby Ariel Grace who was stillborn do to complications from the Essure device. The proposed law would close a loophole in the pre-approval process that has protected Bayer from liability, and more importantly remove the device from the market so as to prevent the device from harming any more women.
The proposed Essure laws were accompanied by a heartfelt letter signed by many representatives from across the country that decried the growing number of cases of consumers being harmed by Essure and the very devices designed to help them. It also pointed to the 30,000+ victims of the Essure device that have joined together online as an example of the amazing lengths victims are going to to get the justice they deserve.
Unglesby + Williams | Essure Litigation
At Unglesby + Williams, we aim to do just that. Get victims the justice they deserve. The Essure device was intended to be a stress-relieving solution to unwanted pregnancy, but instead has done quite the opposite, causing harm to thousands of women. Essure laws would protect women from suffering essure side effects in the future by accurately depicting what negative consequences can result from the device. Unglesby + Williams is at the forefront of Essure litigation fighting Bayer on behalf of thousands of women. If you have been negatively impacted by the Essure device, contact us and join the fight.