Essure Permanent Birth Control Lawsuits
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When Essure was first released, many women celebrated the device for its ability to effectively prevent pregnancy permanently, and without surgery. However, the popularity of the device soon dwindled as complaints of chronic pain, device migration, ineffectiveness, and autoimmune disorders began gaining attention. If you were harmed by an Essure contraceptive device, our firm is prepared to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries.
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Essure is a permanent contraceptive device created by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approved the device in 2002, effectively releasing it into the U.S. market. Bayer claims that Essure is nearly 100% effective at preventing conception, and is the only form of permanent birth control that does not require the patient to go under anesthesia. The quick recovery time made the device popular, but the serious health complications have since led women with the device to call for it to be banned in the United States.
How Does Essure Work?
Essure is a small, non-hormonal coil made of nickel, titanium, and other fibers. A coil is placed in each of the woman’s fallopian tubes, which will eventually lead to the growth of scar tissue around the device, blocking the tubes and physically preventing sperm from reaching the egg. It usually takes about 3 months for enough scar tissue to develop to fully block the fallopian tubes. This procedure does not require anesthesia and most women require little to no down time afterwards. Unfortunately, if complications arise, this procedure can cause a whole host of uncomfortable issues.
The Dangers of Essure
Several women have reported serious side effects caused by the Essure contraceptive device, fueling the FDA and other organizations to hold medical studies about the potential dangers.
A clinical trial submitted to the FDA revealed the following long-term risks:
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Allergic reactions
- Organ perforation
- Device migration
- Ectopic pregnancy
After a doctor implants the device, it is possible for the coils to migrate before scar tissue develops and secures them in place. When the coils migrate, they can cause perforation to nearby organs, such as the colon, fallopian tubes, or uterus. This might also occur if the doctor fails to implant the device correctly. Organ perforation can be extremely painful and cause other complications, including internal bleeding, sepsis, and even death.
Autoimmune Disorders & Essure
Essure has also been found to trigger autoimmune diseases in some women, which causes the body to attack otherwise healthy tissues. Autoimmune disorders can cause fatigue, fevers, chest pain, pale fingers and toes, sensitivity to the sun, muscle pain, joint pain, mouth ulcers, and rashes. Additionally, these disorders are not easily diagnosed and are almost always chronic or incurable.
Do You Think You Have a Case?
If you or someone you love has been harmed by the dangerous medical device Essure, our firm is here to help. We understand the complicated, painful side effects of this harmful device and we want to help you fight for maximum compensation from the liable party.
Contact Wells & Wells to discuss your case with our Jonesboro personal injury lawyers.