When searching online about Essure, it’s likely you’ve come across the Ariel Grace Law. Here is what the law is and how it is related to Essure problems.
The Story Behind the Ariel Grace Law
Kristiana Burrell chose to have Essure in 2013 because it was supposed to be a safe form of permanent birth control. However, in the summer of 2015, she experienced a kicking sensation in her abdomen. After visiting the doctor, she learned she was pregnant.
This news was clearly a shock for Kristiana and her family because she had Essure to prevent future pregnancies. A few days after learning the news she was pregnant, Kristiana’s waters broke and she began to bleed. Her daughter was delivered stillborn at 27 – 28 weeks. It is believed the Essure coils caused the placenta to detach from the womb and it triggered Kristiana’s baby to be born early.
Not only did Kristiana lose her baby, but she also had to have a complete hysterectomy due to the negative impact Essure had caused. Kristiana and her family decided to call the baby Ariel Grace.
What is the Ariel Grace Law?
The case of Kristiana Burrell is only one of many other cases where women have suffered terrible side effects from Essure, such as, pregnancy, autoimmune diseases, and extreme pelvic pain. Some women have had no choice but to have a hysterectomy because Essure has caused too much interior damage.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick has been working to reform how the FDA reviews medical devices and he helped introduce the E-Free Act, along with Representative Louise Slaughter. This bill is commonly known as the Ariel Grace Law and it aims to remove Essure from the market and improve the way the FDA approves future medical devices to protect people’s health.
The bill was passed on June 7, 2016, which was about a year since Kristiana lost her daughter.
The Ariel Grace Law gives hope to women who have suffered from Essure that the medical device will be taken off the market.
Have You Been Negatively Affected by Essure?
If you have been negatively affected by Essure, then you could be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Bayer had hidden the fact that Essure had a 9.6% failure rate and doctors were not being properly trained on how to insert the device. There are thousands of women in the US who have suffered serious side effects from Essure. Bayer marketed the metal coils as a safe permanent birth control option and some doctors have pressed women into choosing Essure. Now there are hundreds of lawsuits against Essure.
If you have had Essure and suffered serious side effects then you could file an Essure lawsuit and claim compensation.
Find Out if You Can File an Essure Lawsuit
At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, we have a team of skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys. We have worked on high-profile cases and helped our clients achieve the compensation they deserve. We offer free Essure case evaluations. Simply complete this form and we will determine whether you have a claim.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.