Essure is a permanent birth control device for women. Essure consists of two sets of small metal coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. The coils are meant to cause inflammation, building up scar tissue that blocks the tubes and stops eggs from being carried from the ovaries to the uterus.
Since it entered the market in 2002, Essure has reportedly caused serious side effects and complications in thousands of women ranging from chronic pelvic pain to even death. Essure manufacturer Bayer announced it will stop selling Essure in the United States by the end of 2018. The announcement came roughly three months after the FDA imposed “unique” restrictions on sales of the device, requiring patients to sign a document confirming that they received information detailing the risks before being implanted with the device. Read More…
Essure side effects include:
- Fetal Death
- Life-threatening ectopic pregnancy
- Autoimmune response to the device, including fatigue, rashes, hair loss and weight gain
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Migration of the device
- Expulsion of the device
- Additional surgeries, including hysterectomy to remove the device and repair internal organs
- Perforation or tear of pelvic organs
- Severe migraines and allergic reactions to the device
If you or a loved one underwent the Essure permanent birth control procedure and experienced one or more of the side effects listed above, contact your lawyers at Mostyn Law today at 1-800-400-4000 or fill out a free case evaluation.