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Essure


If you were harmed by Bayer's Essure birth control, let us be your advocate.

Maine Essure Lawyers

Essure is a form of permanent birth control that is inserted in the fallopian tubes without the use of surgery. The method involves the use of flexible metal coils that promote scar tissue, creating a barrier that blocks sperm and prevents pregnancy.

Recently, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) examined a number of reports stating that the contraceptive began causing persistent pain, puncturing of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes, irregular bleeding, pelvic or intra-abdominal device migration, allergic reactions, and unintended pregnancies.

First approved by the FDA in 2002, Essure was only tested for short-term safety and not for long-term use like the device is intended for. From the initial approval in 2002 to December 2015, the FDA analyzed 9,900 reports of issues from patients, doctors, and the manufacturers of Essure.

Working in collaboration with other national law firms, Berman & Simmons is handling claims involving patients who developed harmful complications due to the use of Bayer’s Essure contraceptive. There are strict statutes of limitations in medical device lawsuits, so it’s important to get in touch with us as soon as possible if you believe you have a claim.

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For legal claims involving Essure, talk with a local Maine law firm you can trust

If you, a family member or someone you know has been harmed by complications caused by an Essure contraceptive, Berman & Simmons can help. We have the expertise and resources to make sure you receive full compensation for the harm done to you, and to hold manufacturers accountable for their actions.

We’re proud to be the trusted firm in Maine for people who have been seriously injured, and families that have suffered losses, through no fault of their own. We are recognized as the best personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine and among the best in the U.S. We have obtained several of the largest jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

In 2015, the FDA warned about complications with Essure. Bayer markets Essure as the only “FDA approved permanent birth control” that doesn’t require surgery or anesthesia. The FDA issued a warning and a patient decision checklist to make women aware of the risks of using the device.

Problems with Essure include:

  • Device migration: Coils from the device can detach from the scar tissue in the fallopian tube and migrate to other locations within the pelvis or the abdominal area.
  • Irregular bleeding: If the device punctures the uterus or fallopian tubes, it can cause irregular bleeding.
  • Puncturing of uterus and/or fallopian tubes: The device may become displaced from the intended location in the fallopian tubes and can puncture the uterus and/or fallopian tubes
  • Allergic Reactions: Essure coils are constructed with nickel-titanium alloy that can cause allergic reactions such as hives, itching, and rashes.
  • Persistent abdominal or pelvic pain

Studies and Investigations Associated with Essure Contraceptives:

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Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine.

Our trial lawyers have won thousands of claims on behalf of those injured in a car accident, and each year we build on that successful track record.

Our attorneys and staff members will take the time to listen to you, work to understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We help you recover and make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries and loss.

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What compensation can I receive if I was harmed by an Essure contraceptive?

Under state and federal law, victims of dangerous medical devices have the right to recover financial damages for various categories of loss, including:

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    Pain, suffering, and emotional distress, past and future

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    Interference with your enjoyment of life

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    Medical expenses, past and future

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    Time lost from work

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    Loss of future earnings

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    Wrongful death damages (for the estate)