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The group grows

Well, it’s been a while since I updated, but I can report that the UK Facebook group is up to 600+ members with new ladies still joining, two years after Essure was removed from the market. Whilst the group admins are happy that ladies are finding us, it’s sad that it’s taken some of them this long to make the connection between ongoing health problems and the possibility that Essure might be contributing to it.

We’re seeing doctors’ attitudes improving – I genuinely believe that the resources available on this site and on the FB group help ladies to address their GPs in terms that they can understand and act upon. However we stil regularly have reports of GPs and gynaecologists ignoring or belittling patients’ research and suggestions, and that’s infuriating. I can’t imagine many other conditions where you’d have to do quite so much homework just to get yourself taken seriously.

If that’s you, SPEAK UP. Shout out loud. Write to everyone you can think of – your CCG, the hospital, the practice manager, the head of department, PALS, your MP, the Health Secretary. Join the FB page and ask for advice and support. Don’t be cowed by authority.

Group case – SPG Law are still collating litigants’ data. This is all going to take time to do properly, but weight of numbers is what will swing it for us. If you’re not in on it, why not? Nothing to lose by trying.

Keep on going.

Alison x

UK Essure Group Claim – at last!

Okay, some very very exciting news!

For a long time, it’s felt like us UK ladies have been left out in the cold. Whilst many of us want to see restitution, the legal firms we’ve spoken to have been dropping Essure cases all too easily. Most if not all cases now are taken on with the intention of pursuing legal action against the NHS Trusts responsible for fitting Essure to their patients, and to the doctors who have performed the procedure.

That’s great, and in plenty of cases it’s entirely warranted. But a lot of us don’t want to see the NHS punished for something that on paper at least, should have been a good decision for patients.  The NHS is on it’s knees and we’re grateful to have it. What most of us wanted was to go after the people ultimately responsible for our troubles – Bayer, the pharmaceutical giant who made Essure.

Of course Bayer are massive. They can afford the best legal representatives. No one wanted to tackle them, and claims against the NHS/implanting doctors are going to be far easier to prove. The best way to tackle action against Bayer is in sheer weight of numbers – class actions like this are happening in the US and in lots of other countries too, but until now the idea has been skirted around in the UK.

Yep, until now.

A company called SPG Law are going to give it a go.

The more of us that sign up, the better – the more individual victims they can find, the harder it is for Bayer to argue that Essure side-effects and problems are within an acceptable number. So please, please, PLEASE – get on board.

Signing up is easy and quick at Essureclaimlawyers.com and it’s no-win, no-fee.

Let’s do this. Let’s show those bastards at Bayer that we’ll be heard. We’re not going away.


Essure Problems – Welcome

Here you will find support and resources for ladies (and their families) who have been afflicted by side-effects and problems caused by the sterilisation implant Essure.

You can read about our experiences too, and tell your story.

We hope to offer information, help, moral and practical support, and importantly, give women a chance to tell their stories and be heard.

If you have questions, or you’d like to share your experiences, please email info@essureproblems.co.uk