The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide the fate of the Essure permanent contraceptive implant. Tens of thousands of women around the country have reported numerous different health complications due to the device since its release into the market. Now, the more than 27,000 women who claim to have been harmed by Essure are beginning to have hope for their cause.
What will the FDA be determining?
The FDA will look at the product, the ramifications associated with it, the cases brought forward by Essure victims and the potential threats associated with having the product on the market. The review could result in multiple different outcomes, or combinations thereof, such as changing and updating the product label, further clinical trials, or removal from the market. This review of the Essure device comes as a result of all the voices speaking out against Essure and its manufacturer, Bayer, to prevent the same outcome from happening in the future.
The company spokeswoman for Bayer said that regardless of which birth control method a woman uses, there may still be complications when pregnancy takes place. She continues on to say that because of such complications, it would be wrong to blame Essure for fetal deaths. Meanwhile, the contraceptive device has been responsible for both adult deaths and fetal deaths, according to the FDA.
It is time for the responsible parties to be held accountable for the consequences of their actions. The lawyers at Unglesby + Williams are at the forefront of the fight against Bayer and Essure. If you or a loved one had the Essure device implanted and suffered physical or emotional trauma, do not hesitate to contact us or call us directly at 844-ESSURE-LAW for a free consultation. Don’t go it alone, Unglesby + Williams has been, and will continue to fight for you in court. Let’s hit Bayer where it counts.