Filshie® Clip Lawsuit

Filshie® Clip birth control devices are implanted in patients, but they may become dislodged and travel throughout the body, causing serious medical issues. Injured patients may be able to pursue compensation from a Filshie Clip lawsuit.

At Sokolove Law, we’ve secured over $1.6 Billion for clients harmed by dangerous medical devices or drugs. Call (800) 995-1212 now for a free case review.

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About the Filshie Clips Lawsuit 2023-2024

Filshie Clips are silicone and titanium clips used to prevent pregnancies by cutting off blood flow to the fallopian tubes. However, multiple patients were injured after Filshie Clips detached and migrated to different parts of their bodies.

Femcare and CooperSurgical, the manufacturers of Filshie Clips, originally reported a 0.13% migration rate to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when the device was first approved in 1996 — yet the real risk may be nearly 200x higher.

An estimated 25% of Filshie Clips migrate, potentially putting thousands of women at risk of complications.

Filshie Clip lawsuits claim the device’s manufacturers failed to:

  • Address safety issues after reports of injuries
  • Notify the FDA of adverse events
  • Warn patients of the risks associated with the devices

For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought to even the playing field between powerful medical companies and those hurt by their dangerous products.

Our Filshie Clips lawyers have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to the company responsible for your injuries and seek justice on your behalf.

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Who Can File a Filshie Clips Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a Filshie Clips lawsuit if you or a loved one:

  • Used a Filshie Clip device
  • Suffered health issues from the device migrating

There is only a limited amount of time to file a Filshie Clips lawsuit due to state laws known as statutes of limitation. Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for your injuries again.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may be eligible for a Filshie Clips lawsuit. It costs nothing to speak with us.

Filshie Clip Migration Symptoms

When a Filshie Clip migrates, many women remain asymptomatic. However, the device may travel and embed in other organs, potentially causing symptoms to appear for some.

“Although most women are asymptomatic, clip migration can result in serious morbidity such as abscess formation and be a source of sepsis years later.”
– American Journal of Case Reports

In rare cases, women may experience complications, including:

  • Abscesses
  • Chronic abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Fistulas
  • Hernias
  • Sepsis
  • Tissue perforation
  • Ulcers

Some patients with Filshie Clips that have migrated underwent surgery to remove the clips and address their symptoms.

If a Filshie Clip migrates, it may also fail to prevent pregnancy. Despite using the Filshie Clip birth control device, some women have reported still getting pregnant.

If you were injured by a Filshie Clip, you should not be further burdened by medical bills and other expenses. By filing a Filshie Clip lawsuit, you may be able to hold the manufacturers accountable and secure compensation.

Find out if you may be eligible now during a free, no-obligation case review.

How to File a Filshie Clip Migration Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a Filshie Clip migration lawsuit as easy and stress-free as possible. We’ll handle all of the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on your health.

Steps to file a Filshie Clip migration lawsuit generally include:

  • Contacting Sokolove Law: We’ll provide you with a free case review to determine if you may be eligible to file a Filshie Clip lawsuit against the manufacturers of the device.
  • Collecting Evidence: Our team will gather medical records and other information that highlights the harm you experienced from Filshie Clips.
  • Filing a Filshie Clip Lawsuit: We’ll complete all necessary paperwork and file your lawsuit in the correct court before any legal deadlines.
  • Pursuing Filshie Clip Compensation: Your legal team will work to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the defendants, but our attorneys are prepared to present your case in court and fight for a verdict on your behalf.

Let us advocate for justice on your behalf and help you pursue everything you may be entitled to.

Filshie Clip Lawsuit Settlements & Verdicts

When filing a lawsuit, you may receive compensation from either a Filshie Clip settlement or jury verdict from a trial. Settlements may provide compensation faster and be less risky overall since verdicts can be appealed.

Filshie Clip compensation amounts may be impacted by:

  • The severity of your injury
  • Current and future medical bills
  • The number of work shifts missed due to your injury
  • Whether your case settles or goes to court

As an established product liability law firm, Sokolove Law has already secured millions of dollars total for clients impacted by other types of birth control devices that migrated.

While every case is different and there's never a guarantee of results, our Filshie Clip lawyers will fight hard to get you the most compensation possible. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started.

Choosing a Filshie Clip Lawyer

When filing a lawsuit against large medical device manufacturers, it’s important to have a strong legal team that can help level the playing field while fighting on your behalf.

Learn what makes Filshie Clip lawyers with Sokolove Law stand out:

  • Decades of Experience: For over 45 years, we’ve stood up to large corporations and fought for victims who have been injured through no fault of their own.
  • Track Record of Success: We’ve secured over $9.4 Billion total for our clients, with more than $1.6 Billion from claims involving dangerous medical devices and drugs.
  • Nationwide Presence: Our team has attorneys and offices across the country, so no matter where you’re located in the United States, we may be able to help you take legal action.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Filshie Clip lawyers only get paid if they secure compensation for you. There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs.

We're prepared to put our skills and resources to work for you. Reach out to our team now to get started.

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Sokolove Law: Fighting for Filshie Clip Settlements in All 50 States

At Sokolove Law, we’re dedicated to helping patients across the country pursue Filshie Clip settlements for their injuries.

Our compassionate Filshie Clip attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you and fight for compensation on your behalf while you’re on the path to recovery.

We’ve secured over $1.6 Billion for clients harmed by medical devices and dangerous drugs.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may be able to pursue justice and compensation from a Filshie Clip lawsuit. It costs nothing to speak with us.

Filshie Clip Migration Lawsuit FAQs

What is the Filshie Clip lawsuit about?

Filshie Clip lawsuits claim the medical device may dislodge from the fallopian tube and migrate through the body, causing serious injuries in some patients.

These lawsuits allege manufacturers Cooper Surgical and Femcare failed to properly warn patients about the risks associated with Filshie Clips and did not address safety concerns about their product.

If you or a loved one was injured by a migrating Filshie Clip device, get a free case review now. You may be eligible for compensation from a Filshie Clip lawsuit.

Is there a Filshie Clip class action lawsuit?

Filshie Clip lawsuits are currently being filed on an individual basis, as there is no Filshie Clip class action lawsuit at this time.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may be able to file a Filshie Clip lawsuit. It costs nothing to contact us.

Has anyone won a Filshie Clip lawsuit?

Not yet. However, there are currently multiple Filshie Clip lawsuits in progress across the country, and the outcomes of these lawsuits have yet to be determined.

Our attorneys have already secured millions of dollars from similar cases involving migrating birth control devices — and we may be able to help you too.

Get a free case review now to find out if you may be eligible to file a Filshie Clip lawsuit.

How much does a Filshie Clip lawyer cost?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to get help from our Filshie Clip lawyers.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you.

How do Filshie Clips fail?

When Filshie Clips are attached to fallopian tubes, they cut off the blood supply to this area of the body. Once the two ends of the tube separate, the clip may fall off. 

If the clip falls off prematurely, patients may still be able to get pregnant and be put at risk of suffering more serious injuries from the device migrating.

Can Filshie Clips unclip and migrate?

While many remain asymptomatic, Filshie Clip migration is estimated to occur in 25% of patients, according to the Case Reports of Surgery journal.

If you suffered injuries from a migrating Filshie Clip, you may be eligible for compensation from a Filshie Clip migration lawsuit.

Contact our team now to see if you may qualify.

Can you get Filshie Clips removed?

Yes. Patients have undergone surgery to remove Filshie Clips that have migrated through the body and relieve their symptoms. However, safe removal is not always possible, depending on where the device has migrated.

Clips still attached to the fallopian tubes may also be removed, though the success of a tubal ligation reversal procedure is not guaranteed.

Do they still use Filshie Clips?

Yes. Filshie Clips are still used in many tubal ligation procedures as of March 2024. They are also still approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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