Today, more than half a million American women use Essure to prevent pregnancy. The Essure Birth Control System is made up of two metal coils that doctors place inside a woman’s fallopian tubes; the product was designed to cause scar tissue to develop in the tubes which prevent fertilization. The manufacturer, Bayer, claims the device is a non-invasive form of permanent birth control that is nearly 100 percent effective and has a quick recovery time, but thousands of women claim the device injured them. They claim the device caused them permanent injuries including autoimmune diseases, perforated organs, severe pelvic pain, and even death. The FDA has received more than 5,000 reports about Essure since 2002. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the requirement for Bayer to conduct clinical studies and potentially issue “black box” warnings as a result of these reported injuries.
Essure Side Effects:
- Additional surgeries, including hysterectomy, to remove the device and repair internal organs
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Autoimmune Disease with fatigue, hair loss, rash, weight gain
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Tearing or perforation of the uterus or colon
- Device migration within the women’s body
- Allergic reaction
If you or a loved one underwent permanent birth control using the Essure hysteroscopic sterilization procedure and experienced one or more of these side effects, please contact our law firm now for a free consultation as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: February 17, 2017