Bayer is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Though it is headquartered in Germany, Bayer’s products in areas like women’s healthcare are widely used in the United States. Millions of women rely on Bayer products for their reproductive health and family planning, but some birth control options like Essure have done more harm than good.
Bayer announced in June 2018 that it will discontinue sales of Essure birth control after it was revealed that nearly 30,000 women have suffered health consequences from using Essure. Mass tort action is being taken against Bayer on behalf of harmed women. Here’s everything you need to know about the Bayer Essure mass tort lawsuit.
Essure is a permanent contraceptive that about 1 million women have used as a surgical alternative to prevent pregnancy. It has been used since 2002, but it was recently discovered that Essure poses serious risks to women. These threats include bleeding, pain, and organ damage, and many doctors have failed to warn women about the risks.
In April 2018, the FDA issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the Essure device to make sure all women were aware of risk information and able to make an informed decision. The FDA also threatened to levy fines and penalties against Bayer if patients did not receive full disclosure of product risks.
The Mass Tort Against Bayer
The FDA warnings aren’t the only consequences Bayer is facing for causing harm to Essure patients. Women are also suing Bayer over the harm they have suffered because of the birth control device. Tens of thousands of patients are united in mass tort claims to recover compensation from Bayer.
If you are an Essure birth control patient and have experienced health problems as a result of your implant, you may qualify to join the mass tort lawsuit against Bayer. An attorney from Catania and Catania can evaluate your case and determine if you can sufficiently demonstrate that the device caused you harm.
The deadline to file is October 31, so don’t wait to call 1-800-253-5523 to schedule your free consultation with Catania and Catania.
Real Women, Real Complications From Essure
Social media has allowed women with the Essure implant to connect, share their stories, and offer advice. Thousands upon thousands of women have opened up about the severe problems Essure caused not just to their body but to their quality of life.
Some women got pregnant after having Essure implanted. Others experienced perforations in their fallopian tubes, chronic pain, tooth loss, hair loss, and severe fatigue.
If you received the Essure implant and believe it is related to health problems and complications, call 1-800-253-5523 to schedule your free case evaluation with Catania and Catania in Tampa, Florida today to learn more. Don’t wait – the deadline to file an Essure claim is October 31!