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Bayer Discontinues Controversial Essure® Permanent Birth Control

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Bayer Discontinues Essure Birth Control Cory Watson Attorneys

Today, pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced it was discontinuing sales of its Essure® birth control device, no longer selling or distributing the product after December 31, 2018. This announcement comes after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) took an extraordinary step in April by limiting sales to doctors who ensured that they were actively informing women of the risks associated with using Essure, while simultaneously holding Bayer responsible for the implementation of this practice.

The FDA order states, “the new Essure labeling, which will now be legally required when this product is offered to a patient, restricts the sale and distribution of the device to only health care providers and facilities that provide information to patients about the risks and benefits of this device.

The patient brochure, titled “Patient-Doctor Discussion Checklist – Acceptance of Risk and Informed Decision Acknowledgement,” must be reviewed with the prospective patient by the health care provider to ensure the patient understands the risks, benefits and other information about Essure implantation. The patient must be given the opportunity to sign the acknowledgment, and it must be signed by the physician implanting the device.”


To date, more than 16,000 women claim that Essure permanent birth control causes serious injuries including device migration, organ perforation, autoimmune disorders, accidental pregnancies, and hysterectomies.

The skilled litigation team at Cory Watson Attorneys has been actively accepting cases on behalf of women seeking help and compensation for their injuries for more than three years. Hundreds of women have chosen to file lawsuits accusing Bayer of hiding safety evidence from the FDA.

If you have been affected by Essure, get the help you deserve – call  (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form today.


Essure is a surgical implant device used as a permanent form of birth control. The device consists of two metal coils inserted into the fallopian tubes. Essure prevents pregnancy as the coils provoke an inflammatory response and scar tissue grows around the devices. It is meant as a form of permanent birth control for women and takes several months to become effective.

According to the FDA, more than 10,000 injuries have been reported since the product was approved in 2002. The procedure is not reversible, and in many cases, Essure’s placement leads to serious injury, bleeding, and infection.


The side effects associated with Essure are extensive. Reported injuries include:

  • Device migration
  • Organ perforation
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Accidental pregnancy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Weight changes
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Migraine headaches
  • Nickel allergy reactions


Cory Watson Attorneys is working to hold big pharmaceutical companies like Bayer accountable for hurting women across the country. If you had Essure permanent birth control inserted and are suffering from complications, you may have a legal case and be entitled to financial compensation.

It is not every day that women have the opportunity to stand up to the big pharmaceutical companies that hurt them — however, the time to take part in an Essure lawsuit is limited.

We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about your legal options. Fill out our free online consultation form, or call now at (877) 562-0000. Don’t wait to reach out – your health is on the line.

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