Filshie Clip® Lawsuit

Filshie Clip® birth control devices are prone to traveling inside the body, putting users at risk of serious injuries. By filing a Filshie Clip lawsuit, injured patients can seek compensation and hold negligent medical device manufacturers accountable. See if you can work with a top attorney in our network who can fight for the justice you deserve.

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Filshie Clip Lawsuit: 2024 Update

The Filshie Clip system uses silicone-lined titanium clips to block the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy (tubal ligation). A doctor typically places the clips inside a patient during a laparoscopic procedure.

However, researchers have found that 1 in 4 patients experience a migration of the device, though most women don’t experience symptoms.

“There is growing evidence suggesting that Filshie clip migration is a rare but significant late complication following tubal sterilization. Although most women are asymptomatic, clip migration can result in serious morbidity such as abscess formation and be a source of sepsis years later.”
– 2020 Study in the American Journal of Case Reports

In some cases, patients have undergone surgery to remove the clip that migrated and relieve their symptoms.

As of March 2024, dozens of patients have already fought back by filing Filshie Clip lawsuits against the companies that caused them harm.

The plaintiffs in these lawsuits generally allege that Filshie Clip manufacturers CooperSurgical Inc. and Femcare Ltd. failed to warn of the risk of migration and misrepresented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the clips had a .13% migration rate.

Compensation from a surgical clip migration lawsuit can help pay for health care expenses, lost wages, and other losses related to one of these devices.

The attorneys in our network have recovered over $1.5 billion for those injured by defective medical devices and dangerous drugs.

Get a free case review right now to see if one of our legal partners can pursue compensation from a Filshie Clip lawsuit on your behalf.

Symptoms of Filshie Clip Migration

Thousands of women have relied on Filshie Clip birth control devices to prevent them from becoming pregnant, and they counted on the clip manufacturers to provide them with a safe product.

They didn’t know that Filshie Clips can detach and move throughout the body, potentially becoming embedded in other organs and causing excruciating pain.

Filshie Clip migration symptoms include:

  • Abscesses
  • Chronic pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Fistulas (abnormal connection between body parts)
  • Hernias
  • Sepsis (blood infection)
  • Tissue perforation
  • Ulcers

According to case reports, patients have undergone surgery to remove the migrating clips and repair the damage they have caused. Sometimes safe removal isn’t possible because of where the clip has migrated to.

Additionally, if a clip migrates, it may not prevent pregnancy. Some women have reported that they became pregnant, even though they had undergone a tubal ligation with Filshie Clips.

Can I File a Filshie Clip Migration Lawsuit?

You may qualify to file a Filshie Clip lawsuit if you or a loved one:

  • Used a Filshie Clip medical device
  • Experienced health problems caused by migration of the device

State laws called statutes of limitations limit how much time you have to file a Filshie Clip lawsuit. If you fail to file a lawsuit before this deadline, you won’t be able to take legal action for your injuries ever again.

Don’t wait: Call our case managers at (888) 726-9160 now to find out if you or someone you love may be eligible for a Filshie Clip lawsuit.

Steps to File a Filshie Clip Lawsuit

The dangerous medical device lawyers in the network can handle a Filshie Clip lawsuit on your behalf from start to finish, so you can take care of your health.

The basic steps involved in a Filshie Clip lawsuit include:

  1. Contact Our case managers will provide you with a free case review to determine your eligibility and connect you with a Filshie Clips lawyer if you have a case.
  2. Gather evidence: Your lawyer and their support staff will collect evidence linking your injuries to the device and showing how you’ve been harmed.
  3. File the lawsuit: Your attorney will file your surgical clips migration lawsuit on your behalf before any deadlines. They will keep you updated as your lawsuit moves forward and answer any questions you may have.
  4. Fight for compensation: Most product liability lawsuits end in out-of-court settlements. If a settlement isn’t able to be reached, your legal team can argue your case in court and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Filshie Clips Settlements & Verdicts

Successful Filshie Clips lawsuits award compensation through settlements or trial verdicts. Settlements typically provide quicker payouts, while verdicts are riskier as compensation isn’t guaranteed.

Factors that may affect Filshie Clips settlement and verdict amounts include:

  • Exact injury suffered
  • Medical expenses (current and future)
  • Pain and suffering experienced
  • Time missed from work due to injury
Did you know?

In 2020, pharmaceutical giant Bayer agreed to pay $1.6 billion to settle nearly 39,000 migration claims related to its implantable Essure birth control device.

The product liability lawyers in our network have already recovered millions of dollars for patients injured by migrating birth control devices.

Get a free case review right now to see if they can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

Choosing Filshie Clip Lawyers

Filshie Clip lawyers are product liability lawyers who have experience with cases involving defective and recalled medical devices.

The Filshie Clip lawyers that works with offer:
  • A national reach, allowing them to help clients in all 50 states
  • Contingency fee agreements, meaning they only get paid if they recover compensation for you
  • Decades of experience to even the playing field for everyday people
  • Previous successes, including settlements and verdicts totaling over $1.5 billion for claims involving dangerous medical devices and drugs
  • Resources like on-staff registered nurses and medical experts to build strong cases

Our legal partners have the resources and knowledge to go head-to-head with deep-pocketed medical device makers and fight for maximum compensation on behalf of their clients.

Get Help Filing a Filshie Clip Lawsuit

Medical device manufacturers have a duty to provide products that are safe for use. When they fail to do so, they should be held accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Filshie Clips lawsuits allow those affected to make their voices heard and seek compensation to help pay for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.

The product liability lawyers in our network can handle all aspects of a Filshie Clips lawsuit as you recover from your injuries.

Our legal partners have recovered over $1.5 billion for patients injured by dangerous medical devices and drugs.

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Filshie Clip Recall Lawsuit FAQs

Can Filshie Clips come undone?

Yes, Filshie Clips can fall off and travel throughout the body. It’s estimated that about 25% of patients with Filshie clips for tubal ligation experience migration issues.

What are the complications of Filshie Clips?

Filshie Clips may become dislodged from the fallopian tubes and migrate within the body. When this happens, they can embed in other organs and cause health problems.

These health issues include:

  • Abscesses
  • Chronic abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Fistulas (abnormal connection between body parts)
  • Hernias
  • Sepsis (blood infection)
  • Tissue perforation
  • Ulcers

Patients may need multiple surgeries to remove the device and repair any damage.

Do they still use Filshie Clips?

Yes, Filshie Clips are still being used for tubal ligation surgery as of February 2024, nearly 30 years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initially approved them.

Can I have my Filshie Clips removed?

Yes, it’s possible for Filshie Clips to be removed. Many patients have undergone this surgical procedure after the clips have separated from the fallopian tubes and traveled inside the body.

However, in some cases, the clips may be embedded in other organs, making safe removal impossible.

Is there a Filshie Clips class action lawsuit?

While there is no Filshie Clip class action lawsuit as of February 2024, dozens of plaintiffs have filed individual lawsuits seeking justice for harm caused by migrating clips.

The majority of these lawsuits have been filed in federal courts, including those in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas.

Has anyone won a Filshie Clip lawsuit?

Dozens of Filshie Clip lawsuits have been filed against the device’s manufacturers and distributors as of February 2024, but these cases have yet to be resolved.

However, the law firms that works with have recovered over $1.5 billion for Americans harmed by dangerous medical devices and drugs.

Get a free case review now to see if you can pursue Filshie Clips compensation with the help of our legal partners. Icon

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  2. Reuters. (2020, August 20). “Bayer to pay $1.6 billion to resolve U.S. claims for Essure birth-control device.” Retrieved January 30, 2024, from
  3. Sokolove Law. (2024, January 19), “Filshie Clip Lawsuit.” Retrieved January 30, 2024, from
  4. Yahoo Finance. (2023, August 31). “UTMD Updates Status of Filshie Product Liability Lawsuits in the U.S.” Retrieved January 30, 2024, from
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