Bayer Faces Increasing Pressure As Essure Lawsuits Rise To 10,600
There has been a steady increase in the number of Essure lawsuits filed against Bayer since January of this year. According to Bayer’s 2016 Annual Report, there were 3,700 cases filed as of January 13, 2017. Bayer’s Quarterly Earning Reports for 2017 revealed that this number rose to 5,200 by April 13, 2017 and to 5,700 by July 13, 2017. The number of lawsuits took a significant jump to 10,600 as of October 12, 2017, according to the 3rd. Quarter Earnings Report recently released by Bayer. Women who were injured by Essure and who have not yet filed their claims, are urged to do so quickly as various time limitations may be applicable.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. and co-counsel have filed more than three dozen lawsuits, representing thousands of plaintiffs, against pharmaceutical giant, Bayer and several related subsidiaries. The significant complications suffered by these plaintiffs include migration, hysterectomy, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, back pain, bloating, weight gain, mental haziness, heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular menstrual cycles, perforated organs, autoimmune issues, hair loss, tooth loss, headaches and other complications.
The Essure device is a four-centimeter coil placed into each fallopian tube to prevent pregnancy by causing severe inflammation creating a total blockage of the fallopian tubes. The coil contains nickel, which some women are unknowingly highly allergic. The coil also contains polyethylene (PET) fibers, which irritate and inflame the tubes, causing scar tissue to form over the coils, blocking subsequent fertilization. Unfortunately the PET fibers which create the irritation to form the scar tissue, often cause the body to fight what it deems to be an infection or foreign body, creating a host of other problems from autoimmune disorders, neurological problems, kidney, adrenal and thyroid disorders and even cancer. The coils often become dislodged, perforating the fallopian tubes, uterus, colon or other internal organs.
Holly Ennis, one of the attorneys filing the complaints stated, “We will continue to file lawsuits and to vigorously fight for every woman injured by Essure to be compensated by Bayer. We also seek legislative changes through the Medical Device Safety Act 2017, and will continue to pressure the FDA to revoke Essure's PMA.” The law firms of Ennis & Ennis, P.A., Fleming, Nolen & Jez, LLP and local counsel filed the Essure victims’ claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the Essure device, contact the attorneys at Ennis & Ennis, P.A. for a free confidential consultation or visit us online at www.Ennislaw.com and fill out an online form.