Essure Birth Control Lawsuit

The safety of a permanent birth control implant called Essure has been called into question after almost 10,000 women have reported negative effects from the device to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The complaints range from heavy, painful menstrual bleeding to cases where surgery was required to remedy the pain experienced by Essure users, and include several reports of fatalities.

Essure’s History with the FDA

Women who received the Essure birth control implant have filed lawsuits against the maker of Essure after concerns were raised about the implant's safety. Among the reported Essure problems is a risk of the device migration, device breakage, and patient/device incompatibility (such as allergies).

What is Essure birth control

Essure is a permanent birth control that can be implanted without requiring surgery. It is also a non-hormonal contraceptive and does not interfere with the natural menstrual cycle. It was originally made by Conceptus, which was later bought by Bayer.

IVC Filter Lawsuits

Attorneys at Patterson Dahlberg are investigating lawsuits against Bard, maker of the IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filters, alleging the filters have caused catastrophic harm to patients. These IVC filters, which were intended to save lives, are prone to early failure and can cause permanent, life-threatening injuries to patients.

Are IVC Filters Deadly for Some Patients?

A new study suggests that the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in certain patients could more than double the mortality risk compared with similar patients who do not receive the device, once again raising questions about whether IVC filters are safe for use.

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit 

Attorneys at Patterson Dahlberg are investigating lawsuits alleging patients were harmed by Bard IVC (inferior vena cava) filters. These filters—the Recovery and G2 IVC filters—allegedly cause life-threatening injury if they are left implanted too long.

Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit

Patients who receive life-saving medical device implants like Cook IVC filters (inferior vena cava filters) expect that the devices will save their lives not put them at risk for life-threatening consequences. Yet that is what has happened to patients who received Cook Gunther Tulip IVC filters and Cook Celect IVC filters.

Woman Awarded $3 Million in IVC Filter Lawsuit 

A woman who filed a lawsuit against Cook Medical regarding the device maker's Celect Vena Cava Filter (IVC filter) has been awarded $3 million after a jury agreed with her that Cook's inferior vena cava filter was defectively designed.

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit

A manufacturer of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, Stryker Orthopaedics, has been under close scrutiny for their LFIT V40 Femoral Heads (used in hip replacement surgeries) ever since they began receiving frequent complaints of taper lock failures in the devices.

Stryker Complications: A History of Recalls

One of the top manufacturers of hip replacement surgery devices, Stryker Orthopaedics has faced frequent scrutiny over complaints concerning their hip implant devices.

Stryker LFIT V40 FAQ

The Stryker LFIT (Low Friction Ion Treatment) V40 femoral head is a hip replacement device component used in Stryker’s Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, and Citation and Meridian stems. The LFIT V40 is made by Stryker Orthopaedics and is implanted in patients who are in need of hip replacement surgery.