What is Essure?
Essure has been promoted as an effective, permanently implanted form of birth control for women. This medical procedure places flexible inserts through the vagina and cervix and into the fallopian tubes. It creates a build-up of tissue that prevents sperm from reaching the eggs and therefore pregnancy.
Why are women with Essure suing the device’s manufacturer?
Unfortunately, women who have undergone the Essure implant procedure have reported a variety of medical issues, some of them requiring surgery. They include: hysterectomy, unintended/ ectopic pregnancy, migration and or breakage of the device’s micro-inserts, nickel poisoning which causes hair loss, rashes, metal taste in mouth, joint/muscle pain, tooth decay, perforation of the uterus, fallopian tube(s), and/or other pelvic/abdominal organs, abnormal/heavy menstrual bleeding, severe abdominal/pelvic pain, autoimmune disorders and or severe menstrual pain.
Who is responsible?
Essure was originally manufactured by Conceptus Inc. and brought to the market place in 2002.
It was later purchased by Bayer HealthCare in June 2013. As such, Bayer is now responsible for any damages resulting from the successful litigation. Since its introduction, over 26,000 complaints about Essure have been reported to the FDA.
FDA Response: The agency issued a black box warning in February of 2017, and further restricted the sales of the device to doctors and facilities in April of 2018. In fact, the device is no longer sold in the entire world, other than the United States!
Litigation: Presently, there are more than 16,000 lawsuits filed. They allege that, despite the company having knowledge of the serious injuries caused by Essure, they nevertheless refused to take it off of the market. Alternatively, they should have provided stronger warnings to the public and or to doctors. To the contrary, Bayer continued to promote this Essure device as a safe and effective form of permanent birth control.
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