At Serling & Abramson, PC, we keep an eye on medical recalls that have resulted in cancer and severe complications. Here are a few that we want to draw attention to. If you or a loved one have been victims of these medical recalls, reach out to us and we will evaluate your case to see if you are eligible for financial compensation.
Bayer Essure Device Recall
Bayer announced that they would stop selling and distributing the Essure device in the United States after December 31, 2018, due to declining sales of the product. Bayer continued to implement the restriction on sale and distribution placed by the FDA on the device in April 2018, to ensure women are fully informed of the risks associated with the device.
Essure is a permanently implanted birth control device for women (female sterilization). Implantation of Essure does not require a surgical incision. In the procedure, a health care provider inserts flexible coils through the vagina and cervix and into the fallopian tubes – the tubes that carry the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. Over a period of about three months, tissue forms around the inserts. The build-up of tissue creates a barrier that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs, thus preventing conception. Essure is considered a permanent form of birth control and therefore is not intended to be removed.
Over the past several years, the FDA has been examining the growing number of adverse event reports associated with the use of Essure. Reported adverse events include persistent pain, perforation of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes, intra-abdominal or pelvic device migration, abnormal or irregular bleeding, and allergy or hypersensitivity reactions. Some women have had surgical procedures to remove the device. In addition, Essure failure, and, in some cases, incomplete patient follow-up, have resulted in unintended pregnancies.
Hernia Mesh Complications
What is a Hernia Mesh and What Does it Do?
An abdominal hernia occurs when the intestines bulge through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. Often, surgeons use a loosely woven sheet, which is used as either a permanent or temporary support for organs and other tissues during surgery. The mesh can be created from both inorganic and biological materials and can be used in a variety of surgeries. If you are suffering from a Hernia Surgical Mesh Revision Surgery complication, you may be entitled to compensation.
Complications could be:
- Wound reopening
- Chronic pain
- Bowel obstruction
- Had a revision or repair surgery
If you or a loved one are suffering from a Hernia Surgical Mesh Revision Surgery complication, contact us!