Last Wednesday (8/30/2017), the controversial contraceptive device, Essure, was removed from the Australian market after reports of unintended pregnancies, chronic pain and medical problems continued to surface. A ‘hazard alert’ was issued to inform medical professionals and patients of the device’s dangers by the Department of Health’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and by Australasian Medical Science Ltd. (AMSL). AMSL also recalled unused stock and withdrew the device from the Australian market to prohibit further implantations of Essure. In May, Bayer discontinued the distribution of Essure in Australia, citing business reasons.
If you have experienced complications from an Essure implant, please call us at (888) 985-7228 to speak confidentially with an attorney about your potential claim.