Hailed as the world’s most effective birth control method, Essure has been linked to a host of debilitating side effects and complications. Thousands of women have reported experiencing heavy bleeding and chronic pain, after the “permanent” implants broke or migrated inside their bodies, damaging internal organs. Prominent public safety advocates, including famed consumer rights champion Erin Brockovich, are calling for a full recall. Some critics even claim that Essure’s initial approval was founded on fraud, including clinical trials in which patients’ reports of pain were allegedly crossed out by study administrators.
Women across the country believe Essure caused their suffering. Many of these former patients face exorbitant medical expenses. Many have been forced to stop working, losing months of income. But there’s still hope.
Meet The Team Of Essure Lawyers Who Can Help
We are an alliance of trial attorneys devoted to protecting the health and well-being of women nation-wide. We’re here for the survivors, patients who suffered through weeks, months or years of debilitating side effects, only to have their concerns dismissed by physicians. For every patient shocked to learn that the possibility of corporate fraud may have caused their injuries, there’s a possibility of recovery.
Here’s who can help.
Elizabeth Graham, Esq.
Elizabeth (Beth) Graham was recently appointed to serve as a member of the leadership team in the coordinated Essure litigation as California Liaison counsel and a member of the Executive Committee. A Director at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., a plaintiffs’ law firm with offices in Wilmington, Chicago, San Francisco and New York, Beth has spent the last 28 years protecting the rights of consumers. Earning her law degree in 1989 from St. John’s University School of Law, Beth has gained invaluable experience litigating high-profile class actions, including a case against Honda that resulted in a $435 million settlement.
Her experience in medical device litigation is extensive. Beth currently serves as Co-Lead Counsel in the Zofran Multi-District Litigation, protecting the best interests of hundreds of families who say America’s most popular morning sickness drug causes birth defects. She is also a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the power morcellator litigation, in which women claim a medical device designed to remove uterine fibroids spreads uterine cancer.
Robert Jenner, Esq.
A Partner at Janet, Jenner & Suggs, Robert K. Jenner adds more than three decades of trial experience to our alliance of Essure lawyers. Leading the national firm’s Mass Tort Division, Rob primarily handles complex cases involving defective medical devices and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Rob has spent a signification portion of his career defending the interests of women injured by defective products.
Rob was instrumental in organizing the Essure litigation from the outset, filing the first case in Oakland with his co-counsel, Beth Graham. He has spoken nationally about the Essure litigation and has met with renowned experts to prosecute these cases on behalf of thousands of women across the country. In addition, Rob was recently appointed to serve as Liaison Counsel in Boston’s Zofran Multi-District Litigation, a case involving a drug that causes certain birth defects children. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the Hormone Therapy Multi-District, representing hundreds of women who developed breast cancer from menopausal drugs.
Rob graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1982, and then earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in both Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Michael Monheit, Esq.
Michael works closely with our attorneys to provide the most accurate and up-to-date legal advice on a range of subjects. His law firm practice areas include the adverse effects of prescription drugs, and seeking justice through personal injury lawsuits. Michael Monheit is the managing partner of Monheit Law, P.C.
Brian Mittman, Esq.
Brian is the managing partner at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. and is experienced in workers comp, social security & personal injury law. He excersises his deft legal skills while helping women who have been negatively affected by defective contraception methods — namely, Essure. he has a heart for individuals suffering from the mistakes of big companies.
Laurence Banville, Esq.
Laurence Banville is an experienced attorney who assists those who have been seriously injured, obtain justice. Mr. Banville is a regular column contributor to law blogs and writes on defective drugs and devices, nursing home neglect, and other topics under personal injury. Mr. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law, a personal injury law firm in New York.
Beth and Robert are leading our team of Essure lawyers, but they won’t have to go it alone. Neither will our clients. Rounding out our Essure litigation alliance are the attorneys at Monheit Law, Banville Law and Markhoff & Mittman, all experienced medical device attorneys in their own right.
Together, We Can Make Things Right
By filing an Essure lawsuit, you can stand up to a medical industry that devalues women’s lives, placing profits above people. Several women have already filed their own personal injury lawsuits against Bayer, the international pharmaceutical giant behind Essure. They say the birth control implants cause nearly constant pain and heavy bleeding – and that Bayer has been hiding evidence of these side effects for years. They’re demanding compensation, and corporate accountability, from a company they say endangers lives.
You can join them, and raise your voice for patient safety. But filing a lawsuit is scary. We get that. Our attorneys have every intention of holding the people who may have caused you harm accountable, without hurting your life in the process. That’s why we always work on a contingency-fee basis, so you owe us nothing until we win a court award or settlement in your favor.