Understanding Essure Injuries
After completing a family, many women begin looking for options to ensure that they are done having children. One such option in the last few decades was the Essure device. However, at this point several questions have been raised about the safety of the Essure birth control device and who will be held responsible going forward for the resulting injuries.
What is Essure?
The Essure system is a type of permanent birth control for women. Marketed by pharmaceutical giant Bayer, this alternative to tubal ligation involves placing small metal and fiber coils in the fallopian tubes, which creates scar tissue that prevents sperm from reaching an egg. This involved only a 30 minute procedure typically done right in the health care provider’s office without anesthesia. A short three month healing window afterward, the device started working and patients could cease all other sources of birth control.
Based on the nature of this medical device, it is easy to understand why it was attractive for women who were trying to ensure they didn’t add on to their families. However, similarly to other dangerous drugs and devices, Essure seems to have created more problems than it has actually solved.
What Kinds of Problems are Caused by Essure?
A wide range of injuries and medical issues have resulted from defective Essure birth control devices. The device has been problematic for years, causing adverse side-effects that range from mild to totally and permanently debilitating. The injuries resulting from Essure implants may include:
- Pain and bleeding
- Shifting coils
- Removal surgery
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Menstrual problems
- Allergic reactions
- Perforations in the Fallopian tubes
- In the worst cases, death
The good news is that at the end of 2018, Bayer stopped selling and distributing the Essure device in the United States although health care providers can implant Essure for up to one year from the date the device was purchased. However, Essure hit the market in 2002 which means that for almost two decades, the side effects and complications of this medical device have altered many womens’ lives. The severe injuries and complications that this device created will not go away simply because the product is no longer being distributed.
Find Out How Leifer Law Firm Can Help.
Many women chose Essure over tubal ligation because it was marketed as being less invasive. But unfortunately, thousands of those seeking what they thought was a simpler sterilization procedure are instead now facing a different set of medical issues. If you or a loved one have suffered complications as a result of an Essure implant, you deserve to hold the responsible parties accountable and you will need competent legal help from a team that isn’t afraid to face a corporate giant. Here at Leifer Law Firm, our Florida Essure lawsuit lawyers have the skills and experience required to bring Essure claims. Contact our legal team today to begin with a free initial consultation.