Seeking Compensation After Complications Caused By Essure
Essure is a form of permanent birth control developed by Bayer AG. In use since 2002, a small coil is implanted into each of a woman’s fallopian tubes to prevent fertilization.
The Essure device was originally developed to be an alternative to tubal ligation, which is a major surgery that requires a hospital stay. Having an Essure device implanted requires no general anesthesia and can be done in a doctor’s office.
Over the years, however, it has become apparent that there was little risk assessment performed. Thousands of women have reported to the FDA that they experienced serious side effects and unwanted pregnancies.
Just recently, the commercial license for Essure has been suspended in the European Union, and several countries have recalled the device, while the manufacturer has pulled it off the shelves in others.
In the U.S., the device now carries a more extensive warning and patient decision checklist on its label. Possible injuries and complications associated with Essure include:
- Damage to internal organs making additional surgery, such as a hysterectomy, necessary
- Pelvic pain
- Fetal death in unknown pregnancy
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Allergic reaction, including itching, rash and hives
Bayer AG currently faces thousands of lawsuits over the unwanted complications caused by the Essure device. Our personal injury lawyers can examine your case and help you determine if you or a loved one has a claim for compensation for any unnecessary pain, suffering and medical costs.
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