For the past thirteen years Essure has been heralded as the only nonsurgical method for permanent birth control. The now decades-old device, manufactured by Bayer HeathCare, is increasingly being linked to a number of side effects and complications. Complications, including pregnancy, abdominal pain, bleeding, vaginal infection, and at times even death, have all been reported. While many of the associated side effects are included on the Essure warning label, many women are experiencing these effects long after implantation.
Essure is a device comprised of two tiny coils made of nickel-titanium alloy. Nickel is a known allergen, and the device’s chemical makeup has been the cause of many of these detrimental side effects. Many experts are now voicing concern regarding the side effects and calling for a reconsideration of Essure by the FDA. The FDA, following up on the concern expressed by medical experts and the general public, recently conducted a public hearing which asked a panel of outside experts to take another look at the device. The results of this hearing have led the FDA to consider a number of new recommendations and warnings for the device prior to use. However, at this time any official rulings by the FDA remain uncertain.
The following is important information that all Essure users should consider:
Ensure Your Health and Safety
Essure has been used widely due to the nonsurgical nature of its pregnancy prevention. Now it is up to you to consult with your doctor on your best course of action regarding your continued use of the device. While complications have not be reported by all users, it is imperative that you speak with a medical professional on the best course of action for if you have experienced any of the side effects since you have started to use the device.
If you feel your health has been impacted by your use of an Essure device you are encouraged to contact Morgan & Morgan to discuss your legal options. Please contact us today using this form.
Common Complications and Side Effects Linked to Ensure:
- Pain/Abdominal Pain
- Heavier Menses/Menstrual Irregularities
- Weight Fluctuations
- ￼￼Patient Device Incompatibility (for example, possible nickel allergy)
- Migration of the Device or Device Component
- Device Operating Differently Than Expected
- Device Breakage
- Malposition of the Device
Consult a Doctor If Symptoms Experienced By You Or a Loved One Are Severe
If you are concerned that you are experiencing negative symptoms related to the implantation of an Essure device, seek medical help. Your doctor should be able to tell you if the symptoms you are experiencing are related to the device. If your symptoms are acute and severe, always go to the emergency room.
Consult An Experienced Attorney
Bayer HeathCare representatives acknowledged to the FDA, as recently as September 2015, that their device could trigger complications. Patient health has been put at risk and someone has to fight for the people. If you have used Essure, and would like to explore your legal options, we can help. The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan can help determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for any injury or associated medical costs related to your use of Essure.