Bayer Healthcare claims that Essure Permanent Birth Control System is nearly 100 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. Now, over half a million American women use Essure.
However, thousands of women have suffered injuries from the device. Injuries associated with Essure have taken a serious toll on some women’s lives. Essure has caused permanent damage to their bodies, changing them forever. Many of these women are filing lawsuits and encouraging others to steer clear of Essure, stating: “Don’t be sure with Essure.”
How Does Essure Work?
Essure is an implant that consists of two small metal coils. These coils are inserted into the fallopian tubes. The body then creates scar tissue around them, blocking the tubes. The process takes about three months, and doctors perform a confirmation test to ensure that the device was inserted properly and the scar tissue is in place.
Although this seems like a straightforward process, there have been serious complications. Some of these complications are discovered at follow up appointments, but women suffering from intense abdominal pain don’t need a doctor to tell them something is seriously wrong.
Essure Side Effects
If you’ve suffered complications with Essure, then you know all too well the debilitating pain it can cause. The coils sometimes migrate, wreaking havoc as they move through the fallopian tubes. They can even puncture the fallopian tube itself or the uterine wall. They can also cause other serious side effects, including:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Severe pelvic pain
- Perforated organs
- Allergies to nickel
- Heavy periods
- Fatigue and bloating
- Weight fluctuations
- Abdominal pain
- Severe pain and cramping
- Blood clots
Essure is meant for women who do not want more children. However, some women have reported becoming pregnant anyway. For a woman to go through significant pain and discomfort only to have the device fail adds insult to injury.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received thousands of reports from women around the country who have experienced the negative side effects associated with Essure. All of these reports caused them to take a second look at their approval of Essure from 2002. The FDA granted the product pre-market approval originally, which made it impossible for women who had been hurt by the device to seek any compensation.
The number of women who claim that they have been in some way harmed or damaged by the device is staggering. In fact, there is a Facebook support group set up for these women with nearly 30,000 members.
With all of these reports, the FDA was forced to reconsider their position, and now, women are able to sue for the first time since the product’s inception.
Getting Legal Help from The Ken Nunn Law Office
Women have been without legal options because of the FDA for many years. Because of the way the FDA approved the device, Essure lawsuits were impossible to file until recently. Now, women can fight back in a meaningful way. The ultimate goal is to take this dangerous product off the market. By filing a lawsuit, women may also be able to recoup some of the money they have spent on medical treatment and be compensated for their pain and suffering.
While money can never turn back time, it can help to curb some of the financial burdens associated with Essure side effects. The Ken Nunn Law Firm can help you or your loved one assert their rights in court. Don’t wait—get help now! Call 1-800- CALL-KEN!