Essure Lawsuits Surge to over 29,400 Cases Against Bayer
There has been a significant upswing in the number of Essure lawsuits filed against Bayer in the last few months. According to Bayer's Quarterly Report, as of January 31, 2019 approximately 29,400 lawsuits have been filed by Essure victims, seeking both compensatory and punitive damages against Bayer. Plaintiffs allege personal injuries from the use of Essure, including hysterectomy, perforation, pain, bleeding, weight gain, nickel sensitivity, depression and unwanted pregnancy, and seek compensatory and punitive damages. The upswing in lawsuits was anticipated, spurred on by Bayer's announcement it would stop selling Essure as of 12/31/2018 and due to the higly explosive documentary, The Bleeding Edge. Women who were injured by Essure and who have not yet filed their claims, are urged to do so quickly as various time limitations are applicable and are approaching. The first Essure cases are currently scheduled to be tried in November, 2019.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. and co-counsel have filed Essure lawsuits, representing thousands of plaintiffs nationwide 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, pregnancy and other complications.
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 2019 and will be returning to Washington in May to seek the passage of this highly important bill. Through the advocacy work of the Essure Problems Group, Bayer finally ceased sales of Essure effective 12/31/2018. This would not have occurred without the tireless efforts of thousands of women from the group.
Essure lawsuits have been filed throughout the country. There are over 25,000 cases pending in California. There are also nearly four thousand lawsuits pending between Philadelphia, St. Louis, Illinois, Pittsburg and Indianapolis. Most cases are currently in the discovery phase of the litigation with plaintiffs filling out Plaintiff Fact Sheets. Plaintiffs’ counsel is focused on reviewing documents produced by Bayer and taking depositions of key Bayer personnel, despite Bayer’s attempts to stall and delay at every opportunity. Essure has now been discontinued or withdrawn world-wide
We continue to represent women in all 50 states who have been injured by the Essure device. If you or a loved one have questions regarding Essure, contact Holly Ennis at Holly@Ennislaw.com or visit us online at www.Ennislaw.com for a free consultation.