Many women in the United States op to undergo procedures to ensure permanent birth control is in place. One such device used is called Essure®.
Essure is a small metal coil that is placed into the fallopian tubes to induce fibrosis (formation of connective tissue) and blockage. This product was first approved by the US FDA in 2002.
When a woman makes the choice, with the guidance and recommendations of her OBGYN, to use any kind of permanent birth control, they make the decision expecting a high level of care with quality products. Unfortunately, there have been many cases of Essure causing a range of serious side effects in women. Some cases have even ended in death.
If you or a loved one have experienced complications due to Essure, you may need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, you can count on having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side, fighting to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. When you need an Essure Lawsuit attorney, call us today.
A Violation Of Trust
Sales of Essure were halted outside of the US in 2017, though the manufacturer, Bayer AG, did not say it was due to safety concerns regarding the product. Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb imposed special restrictions on the sales of Essure and required that women receive more detailed information about the product’s risks before undergoing implantation of the device.
What are the side effects?
- Punctured uterine walls
- The increased risk or ectopic pregnancy
- Pain and cramping
- Vaginal bleeding
- Allergic reaction to the materials
- Nausea and vomiting
- Migration of the device or part of the device
- Device expulsion
- Severe migraines
- Autoimmune responses such as rashes, hair loss, weight gain, and more
In many cases, women have had to undergo additional surgeries to remove the device. Some cases have even resulted in the need for a complete hysterectomy. The FDA says that from 2002 – 2015, they received nearly 10,000 reports from women and doctors that the Essure device caused serious side effects or death. Some of those deaths were fetal death that happened after a woman with an Essure device got pregnant.
There are many reasons why women seek to undergo procedures for permanent birth control. While any surgical procedure poses risks, women should be able to trust that they will receive the highest level of care and be presented with all of the risks while making these decisions.
Moving Forward From Here
There are currently hundreds of pending cases involving complications of the Essure birth control device. If you or a loved one have had an Essure device implanted and experienced complications, please seek legal assistance so you can explore your options with a qualified mass tort attorney. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, we know that medical device cases can become complicated. However, there is a known history of complications due to Essure. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. When you need an Essure Lawsuit attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.