Members of ASHES (Advocating for Safety in Healthcare E-Sisters) in Washington lobbying for support for the E-Free Act. Image Source: www.legalreader.com/press-release-essure-e-sisters-back-in-washington-dc/
After thousands of reported complications from being implanted with Essure, women are raising awareness about the birth control device by organizing. One nonprofit group, Advocating for Safety in Healthcare E-Sisters (ASHES), formed to inform others about the potential dangers of using Essure. ASHES is now leading a movement to fight and remove Essure from the market. They do so by educating others about the importance of researching medical devices and advocating for those who have been harmed. As a result of harmful complications, patients have filed an Essure lawsuit.
Why Are They Organizing?
Women are organizing to speak up for those who have been injured by Essure and inform others on how they can take action such as writing their congressman about revoking premarket approval for the birth control device. Essure has been linked to thousands of serious side effects among women including severe pain, infections and allergic reactions. In some cases, the coils have migrated and perforated the fallopian tube or uterine wall or even embedded themselves in other organs, requiring a hysterectomy or other surgery to remove the coils. The women, who call themselves “E-sisters”, also have a closed Facebook group of nearly 27,000 members that acts as a support group for those who have suffered severe side effects as a result of being implanted with the Essure device.
What Do They Want To Happen?
ASHES is among those groups fighting for victims’ rights and asking for the approval of Essure to be revoked so that women who have been injured by Essure can seek compensation for their losses through the civil justice system. Currently, Essure has certain protections from lawsuits because they went through a distinct FDA premarket approval process. However, this can change because legislators are introducing bills to remove the approval of Essure. If successful, this would allow more Essure victims to file a lawsuit. In the meantime, patients are filing lawsuits to challenge the approval process for Essure and because they suffered harm.
Contact an Essure Lawyer
If you or someone you know has suffered harmful side effects after being treated with an Essure birth control device, contact d’Oliveira & Associates. You may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced Essure lawyers across the country, who are investigating these cases and they may be able to file an Essure lawsuit for you. They charge no fee unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.