Over the past few years, it has come out that the birth control medication, Essure, can cause a host of very serious negative side effects, including severe pain and bleeding, unplanned pregnancies, miscarriages, and still births. In response to the increasing number of women who say they have been negatively affected by Essure, as well as the research indicating the same, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it will not be issuing a recall. Instead, it plans to implement a “black box” warning.
The Black Box warning, according to the FDA, is the most serious warning that they can issue for a prescription medication. In fact, the warning requires that doctors get a patient’s written consent to take the drug after they have been made aware of all the potential side effects the drug can have. However, for the thousands of women who have already suffered from the side effects they claim came about from their use of Essure, the recent action by the FDA is too little, too late.
According to another news source, plus an advocate group comprised of women who have used Essure and experienced negative results, the warnings being given to patients will not be sufficient to illustrate the likelihood or the severity of any potential negative side effects they may experience. The group claims that the waivers will just be seen as another deluge of paperwork that patients are constantly requested to sign, and the importance of the danger will ultimately be overlooked.
Manufacturers of Prescription Medications Can Be Held Liable for Their Dangerous Products
Drug manufacturers cannot operate with impunity, and anyone harmed as a result of a prescription drug may be able to seek monetary compensation for their injuries. Of course, some medications are dangerous, and most have side effects. This does not mean that every negative reaction will be the basis of a lawsuit. If a plaintiff is able to show that they were not warned, however, or were improperly warned about the danger of taking a certain medication, the manufacturer may be one party who can be held liable. Of course, these lawsuits can be complex, and it is recommended that an experienced attorney get involved as early on in the process as possible.
Have You Been Injured by a Dangerous Medication?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured after using Essure, or after taking any other kind of potentially dangerous medication, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Keep in mind, however, that drug companies are powerful players, and have their own team of attorneys to help defend against these very cases. To make sure that you are standing on a level playing field, you too should retain the dedicated representation that your injuries deserve. Call 800-753-5529 to set up a free consultation with a compassionate South Florida personal injury attorney today. Calling is free and will not result in any obligation on your part unless we are able to ultimately help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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