Essure Birth Control Lawsuit
Essure is a coil-like device designed to be implanted into fallopian tubes as a permanent means of birth control. It was developed by Conceptus Inc., a subsidiary of Bayer AG. Essure has been linked to a large number of painful complications, including tubal perforations, intractable pain and bleeding leading to hysterectomies, possible device-related deaths, and hundreds of unintended pregnancies.
What is Essure?
Essure is a birth control medical device for women. It was developed by Conceptus Inc., a subsidiary of Bayer AG, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in November of 2002.
More than a decade after its initial approval, the FDA issued warnings about the device’s long term safety. These warnings included possible complications such as (but not limited to), intractable pain and bleeding leading to hysterectomies, tubal perforations, possible device-related deaths and hundreds of unintended pregnancies.
What complications are associated with Essure?
Essure has been linked to a wide range of extremely painful and potentially life-threatening conditions. If you have an Essure implant and have experienced any of the following conditions or symptoms, contact your healthcare professional immediately.
- Perforation, expulsion, or other unsatisfactory location of the insert
- Complications resulting in hysterectomy
- Punctured uterine walls
- Pregnancy and increased risk of ectopic pregnancy
- Pain, cramping or vaginal bleeding
- Menstrual pattern changes; such as light periods at first, then longer and heavier periods lasting 6-8 weeks due to changing birth control methods to a non-hormonal solution
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vasovagal response (fainting)
- Allergic reaction to the materials
- Heightened allergic response to other allergens
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Itchy, raised rash
- Brain fog
- Autoimmune disease symptoms
- Weight gain
- Anxiety and depression
- Hair loss
- Severe anxiety
- Numbness of extremities
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Suicidal thoughts
The FDA has received over 5,000 complaints about Essure. The device has been linked to seven deaths. Essure is still being implanted in women today.
Symptoms of device migration include:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Lower back pain
- General feeling of discomfort and illness
- Nausea or vomiting
It is important to see medical treatment if you are suffering from any adverse side effects caused by the Essure Medical device.
Patients who have sustained harm from their Essure Medical devices are filing lawsuits in both federal and state courts nationwide. These patients may be eligible to receive financial compensation from Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting Essure Medical device induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by surgery complications, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.