Defective Medical Device Claims

Essure Implant Claims

We place a great deal of confidence in the medical profession, and trust that the products they use to treat us will be safe. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Injuries can occur and existing conditions can be made worse, not to mention the stress experienced by those affected.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by an Essure birth control implant, our solicitors could help you claim compensation. Our lawyers have helped clients make Essure claims in a variety of circumstances, including when:

  • Poor advice has been given to a patient before having the implant procedure performed
  • Issues have occurred during the procedure to insert the Essure implant
  • Implants have moved out of position (or migrated)
  • Implants have failed, resulting in additional surgery and/or unplanned pregnancies

Our solicitors have an extensive track record of assisting our clients with medical negligence and product liability claims, are excellently placed to provide advice and support, and can help you to access any medical care and rehabilitation you need.

If you have any questions about making an Essure implant compensation claim, call us on 0800 121 6567 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case.

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Essure Implant Claims - More Information
    • What's The Claims Process?
    • To make a compensation claim for an injury or illness caused by a defective product, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with us for a free consultation. We'll discuss what's happened to you, advise you on whether or not we think you can claim, and work out whether you could benefit from a No Win No Fee* arrangement.

      If you do decide to make a claim with us, we'll usually follow the same three stages:

        1. Investigation. We'll begin by determining the extent of your injury or illness, and any losses that you may experience as a result. This may involve an examination carried out by a medical expert.
        2. Compensation. We'll work out how much compensation you should get based on the severity of your injuries, your pain and suffering, any medical expenses you've had, and your ability to get back to work. We'll put this amount to your opponent, and they can either accept or contest your claim.
        3. Conclusion. If your opponent accepts liability, you'll be awarded compensation. If not, court proceedings will begin.

          Starting proceedings doesn't mean that your claim will definitely go to trial. Instead, it means that the court will put a timetable in place and manage your claim towards trial.

          There is still the possibility for your opponent to settle.  If you do have to go to court, we'll be there to support you every step of the way. If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you are unsuccessful.

      If you have any questions about the claims process, please contact us today on 0800 121 6567.

    • Can I Make A No Win No Fee* Claim?
    • Many of our cases are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there’s no financial risk* to you when making a compensation claim.

      At the start of your case, we’ll discuss funding options with you, advising you which we think is the most suitable. If you have legal expenses insurance (LEI) or are covered by a trade union policy, these may be best for you. Legal expenses insurance is included in many household insurance policies, so it’s always worth checking whether you’re already covered.

      If we think you’re best supported by a No Win No Fee agreement, we’ll explain the process clearly. This involves setting up an insurance policy that will protect you, at no cost to you. You’ll only have to pay anything when your claim is successful – your opponent will pay most of our fees.

      Please visit our No Win No Fee page for more information on how it works.

    • How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
    • You generally have to make a compensation claim for personal injury within three years of the date of the injury or illness caused by a defective medical product. There are exceptions to this, including claims on behalf of children and individuals who are unable to make their own legal decisions.

      Defective product claims must also be brought within 10 years of the date the product went into circulation. This 10 year time limit cannot be extended.

      Time limits are judged strictly on a case-by-case basis by the courts, so it's best to get in touch with us for some advice. Call today on 0800 121 6567 for a free consultation on your case, and we'll be happy to help.

    • How Much Can I Claim?
    • How much compensation you receive for an injury caused by a defective medical product will depend on various factors related to your injury, its circumstances, and the support and rehabilitation you need.

      The amount of compensation you could claim will depend on many factors, including:

      • Current and future loss of earnings from being unable to return to work
      • Medical and travel expenses you've had to pay
      • Your care and support needs – both now and in the future
      • Whether you need modifications to your home
      • Whether you need mobility aids or specialist equipment
      • Your pain and suffering, and the nature of any ongoing problems you have

      For more information, call us on 0800 121 6567 and we'll be happy to discuss your options in a free initial consultation.

Meeting manufacturing specifications is a must for companies producing medical devices, especially those designed to be implanted within the body. People are entitled to expect the highest levels of safety.”

Tim Annett, Partner
Defective Products

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Claim Compensation For An Essure Implant?

If you or a loved one have experienced problems as a result of having an Essure implant fitted, our solicitors could help you claim compensation. Our expert team has a great deal of experience in handling cases of this nature, for both individual and group claims.

Our experience includes helping those that have needed extra surgical procedures as a result of the implant. As well as providing claims assistance, we'll also help you to access the information, advice and rehabilitation services you need as a result of any injuries or distress you've experienced.

In general, if you have experienced any negative impacts from an Essure implant procedure, you have three years to make a claim. However, claims arising from defective products also have to be brought within 10 years of the product going into circulation, so it is important to seek legal advice on this.

If you're unsure whether or not you or a loved one are eligible to make a claim, get in touch with us for some free, no-obligation advice. Call today on 0800 121 6567 for a free consultation, and our expert team will be happy to assist you.

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What Are Common Problems Caused By The Implant?

The Essure implant is used as a form of permanent birth control. It is a non-surgical procedure meaning it is considered to be a less invasive choice for those looking into permanent birth control options.

When the implant is fitted, the formation of scar tissue stops eggs from becoming fertilised. However, some women have been left with pain and discomfort after an Essure implant was inserted. Common issues that have arisen include:

  • Severe pain and discomfort
  • Miscarriage
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Bleeding
  • Stillbirth

The manufacturer, Bayer, released an "urgent safety notice" in February 2016 to warn those in the medical profession not to conduct both an Essure implant insertion and an endometrial ablation on the same day. An endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys the uterus lining. Concerns have also been raised about injuries being caused by migration of the implant. If you have suffered complications as a result of having and Essure implant, you may be eligible for compensation.

If you have any questions about the claims process, or our experience in handling claims involving the Essure implant, get in touch with us today. You can contact us on 0800 121 6567 for a free initial consultation.

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Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

We're helping many women to claim compensation after they've suffered problems following the insertion of an Essure implant. We understand that this will be a traumatic time for you so we will support you at every stage of the claims process.

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK, as well as the largest team of medical negligence solicitors in the UK, making us best-placed to provide you and your family with the support you need during what can be a very difficult time. So if you'd like help and advice or have experienced an issue surrounding Essure implant claims, call us on 0800 121 6567 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case.

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As well as securing compensation and rehabilitation for our clients, we also campaign for improvements in patient safety by supporting Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). This UK charity provides advice and support to people who have suffered because of lapses in patient safety, working in partnership with health professionals, the government and the NHS to ensure that safety guidelines are followed.

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