When Essure hit the market in 2002, women went crazy over it. Finally, a permanent birth control that didn’t require doctor's prescriptions, multiple trips to the doctor's office, or trying to remember to take a pill. What wasn't to like? The makers of Essure praised their new birth control. However, what they failed to mention was the serious side effects and pain from using Essure birth control.
What is Essure?
Essure is the implantation of 2 small coils. They are placed in the fallopian tubes and as time goes on, a barrier of tissue is formed around the coil. This blocks any sperm from reaching the woman's eggs. It is important to note that this device is not intended to be removed; it is considered a permanent birth control.
What are the Side Effects of the Essure Birth Control Device?
Once implanted, the Essure birth control device can shift position, which can cause perforation of the fallopian tube or the uterine wall. The FDA has reported that many women who use this device experienced severe discomfort, infections, blood clots, pelvic pain, fatigue and even depression.
Other Side Effects
- Migration of the Device
- Migration of Device Component
- Perforation of the Fallopian Tubes
- Perforation of Uterine Wall
- Perforation of Another Area
- Patient Device Incompatibility
- Device Breakage
- Nickel Allergy
- Severe Cramping
- Blood Clots
The FDA's Response
The FDA reported that from 2002-2013 they received around 1000 complaints from women suffering due to Essure. On September 24, 2015, the FDA held a meeting with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. During this meeting, scientists, physicians and patients were able to voice their opinion. The FDA listened and analyzed over 2,800 comments on the device.
The FDA agreed that the side effects of Essure were serious and the public needed to know. The lawyers at Danziger & De Llano are pursuing claims for individuals suffering from Essure. They believe the makers of the device should be held responsible for the lives of women at risk.
Why File a Claim against Bayer, the maker of Essure?
The side effects of Essure are serious and should not be taken lightly. Bayer failed to do their job and put the lives of many women (Mothers, daughters and sisters) at risk. There are even reports of women dying during the implantation of Essure. The lawyers at Danziger & De Llano want to help you and all women suffering from Essure receive the justice they deserve.
Danziger & De llano have over 20 years of experience in Pharmaceutical settlements and litigation. We are dedicated to helping victim receive settlements fast.