What are the Side Effects of Using the Essure Birth Control Device?
Even though serious side effects and adverse events have been reported by women who used the Essure birth control device as a contraceptive method, the medical device’s manufacturer continues to market the device as a safe form of birth control. Thousands of women have reported dangerous side effects from using Essure, including several miscarriages and fetal deaths linked to Essure. Women across the United States have filed product liability lawsuits against Bayer, the maker of Essure, claiming a variety of problems and adverse effects after having the device implanted.
Our Essure lawsuit attorneys are currently accepting cases involving this dangerous and defective medical device. If you believe you have a claim against the medical device’s manufacturer for injuries and damages, call 1-866-FOX-FIRM or 1-866-369-3476 for a free case evaluation from a skilled and experienced Essure claims attorney.
Reported Side Effects from Using Essure Birth Control
The Essure birth control device is non-hormonal birth control product that is inserted during a non-surgical procedure in a doctor’s office. The flexible springlike device is inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes through the patient’s vagina and cervix. Scar tissue forms around and over the coils preventing sperm from reach eggs in the fallopian tubes. However, patients have developed severe complications and reported adverse side effects from using the birth control device.
The FDA required Bayer to add a black box warning on the product in 2016 to warn patients of the potential risks of using the medical device. Side effects that have been reported by women after using the product include:
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Autoimmune responses
- Perforation or tearing of pelvic organs
- Follow-up surgeries, including hysterectomies
- Allergic reactions
- Severe migraines
- Ectopic pregnancies
- Expulsion of the device
- Migration of the device
Some experts have questioned the safety of the Essure implant. Thousands of women continue to report problems after using the Essure birth control device.
Bayer Removes Essure from Markets Outside the United States
At the end of last year, it was reported that Bayer was removing the Essure sterilization implant from countries outside of the United States. The medical device will now only be available in U.S. markets. According to Bayer, the move is for commercial reasons that were not related to a product quality issue or safety concern. However, women continue to report issues associated with the product.
Contact an Essure Lawsuit Attorney for Help
If you have developed complications, adverse side effects, or injuries related to Essure, our product liability attorneys want to hear from you. Our law firm is currently accepting new cases related to Essure claims. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries from using the Essure device, including medical expenses, loss of income, physical pain, and mental anguish.
If you or a family member has been injured by an Essure device, you can receive a free case analysis and free legal consultation from an Essure lawsuit attorney. Let a skilled and experienced pharmaceutical attorney review your case to determine if you have a product liability claim against the device’s manufacturer.