Essure is a permanent birth control that is implanted in your body to prevent you from becoming pregnant. Essure is made up of two metal coils that doctors place inside the fallopian tubes. Bayer (the manufacturer) has claimed the device is 99% effective. While in theory this sounds like an ideal contraceptive to some women, in reality there are many issues with the implant. Thousands of women have claimed the device injured them, and it should be banned.
Essure was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration back in 2002, as a permanent, non-evasive contraceptive. However, thousands of women claim the device has ruined their lives and caused permanent injuries including autoimmune diseases, perforated organs and severe pelvic pain.
The lawsuits against Bayer claim they designed a faulty product, had negligence, failed to warn the public about the risks of their product, frauded the community, misrepresented the safety and effectiveness of Essure and improperly trained doctors how to use Essure.
The list of complications from using Essure, claimed by the women who used it include: abdominal pain, heavy period, autoimmune disorders, device breakage, device displacement, severe pelvic pain, allergies to nickel, fatigue, bloating and weight fluctuations.
The FDA has received over 5,000 reports of these problems since 2002. The majority have been since 2013 and onward.
If you or a loved one has used Essure and are suffering from similar complications/issues please seek legal counsel immediately. We at the Law Office of Bobby Garcia can provide a free consultation to discuss the details of your situation and see if you are entitled to monetary damages. We’re here to help you!