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Originally, the company Conceptus manufactured the Essure Permanent Birth Control System, which was first approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Nov. 4, 2002. In 2013, Bayer purchased Conceptus and the companies merged. According to Bayer, more than 750,000 women use this birth control system to prevent pregnancy, with approximately 70 percent of these women residing within the U.S. If you or a loved one has been injured by an Essure medical device, contact a product liability lawyer to start your case. Our Carrollton Essure lawyers can assist in filing a mass torts claim and holding manufacturers responsible.

The Essure Medical Device

The Essure Medical Device consists of flexible coils that are non-surgically placed within the Fallopian tubes. This device is a permanent form of birth control.

Essure’s flexible coils are inserted through the vagina, past the cervix and into the Fallopian tubes. Once inserted, the device causes a build-up of the tissue within the Fallopian tubes. Over a period of approximately three months, this tissue blocks the Fallopian tubes; thus, preventing the sperm from traveling through them to fertilize an egg.

Three months following insertion, a radiologist checks to make sure that the Fallopian tubes are blocked. Directly before the x-ray is taken, a contrast dye is injected through the patient’s cervix to ensure that there is no leakage of dye past the Essure Medical Device.

According to Bayer, if there is no leakage of dye past the medical devices within the Fallopian tubes, the device is working properly and can be relied upon to prevent pregnancy. Bayer states that the Essure Medical Device is nearly 100 percent effective, is a non-invasive form of permanent birth control with a quick recovery time; however, thousands of women disagree stating that the Essure Medical Device has ruined their lives.

Essure Medical Device Injuries

Thousands of women state that this device has caused them permanent injuries.

Injuries that a Carrollton Essure medical device lawyer can help with include:

  • Perforated organs
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Extreme bloating
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes

Filing an Essure Medical Device Lawsuit

Women are filing claims against Essure because they say that their problems were disregarded: Many women said they felt as if they were being discriminated against by the FDA as well as by physicians. These women state that Bayer is guilty of negligence because the company failed to warn them about the dangers associated with the Essure Medical Device.

This lawsuit states that the seller and the manufacturer of Essure hid evidence related to the numerous risks associated with the permanent birth control device from the FDA. The lawsuit contends that these facts were hidden to ensure that the product received Premarket Approval from the government. Since that time, the company has failed to warn physicians and patients about the true risks related to the Essure Medical Device.

Plaintiffs allege that if they were informed about the risks associated with the Essure Permanent Birth Control Medical Device, they would have opted for a different form of birth control.

Side Effects of Essure Medical Devices

From Nov. 4, 2002 through May 31, 2015, the FDA received more than 5,000 reports of problems associated with Essure.

The Food and Drug Administration lists the short-term risks related to Essure as:

  • Cramping
  • Mild pain
  • Moderate pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Back and/or pelvic discomfort

Long-term risks related to the use of Essure include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
  • Perforation of the Fallopian tubes and/or uterus
  • Movement of the coils through the Fallopian tubes, into the pelvis and lower abdomen
  • A nickel allergy causing Itching and rashes
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • A heavier menses
  • Fatigue
  • Fluctuations in weight

If you or a loved one has suffered any of these symptoms as a result of this device, consult with a Carrollton Essure Medical Device lawyer to help hold manufacturers responsible.