What Is the Essure Birth Control Implant?
First released in 2002, the Essure Birth Control Implant is a permanent birth control device manufactured by Conceptus, Inc. (now a subsidiary of Bayer). It consists of a soft metal spring covered with woven fibers which is then implanted into the fallopian tubes thereby creating a barrier to prevent sperm from reaching the eggs. The Essure implant has been used by over 750,000 women to prevent pregnancy.
What Is the Problem With It?
The problems with the Essure is that due to the design of the device and metal (nickel) content as many as 1 out of 8 women having the implant have experienced health issues, including:
- Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
- Necessity for Surgical Removal of the Device
- Surgery to Repair Perforation or Tearing of the Uterus, Colon and other Pelvic Organs
- Autoimmune Issues including Fatigue, Rashes, Migraines, Allergies, Hair Loss and Weight Gain
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Life-Threatening Ectopic Pregnancies
- Movement and Migration of the Device in the Body
- Breakage of the Device
- Fetal Death from Pregnancies Occurring While Device is in the Body
As a result of over 10,000 reports of serious side effects caused by the use of the Essure, the FDA finally ordered Bayer in 2016 to include warnings of the risk of serious injury and death for women using the product.
Litigation Against Essure
Hundreds of dangerous drug lawsuits have been filed by patients claiming to have been injured from the use of the Essure, most of which are presently consolidated in California.
What If You Think You May Have a Problem From the Essure Birth Control Device?
If you or a loved one suffered health or medical complications after using the Essure, you or they may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain, suffering, and disability resulting from those complications. Call Lattof & Lattof today for a free consultation regarding your potential rights. Remember that claims of this type usually have a certain time limitation within which you may take action, so it is important that you make the call as soon as you can so as to preserve your rights.