Essure Birth Control Health Complications
For decades, major surgery was the only permanent birth control option for women. These surgeries were almost all invasive, requiring an extensive recovery time. In 2002, a less-invasive option was approved by the FDA that millions of women have since undertaken. It’s called Essure—a device that is placed in each fallopian tube that essentially blocks sperm and prevents fertilization. Although effective in preventing pregnancy, many Essure patients have reported severe health complications that require further surgeries to correct.
These complications include:
- Puncturing of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or other organs
- Movement of the device within the body
- Breakage of the device within the body
- Allergic reactions to nickel used in the implants
- Development of lupus and certain other autoimmune diseases
Reports of complications are so widespread that the FDA is forcing Bayer to conduct further clinical studies to determine the risks to women. In addition, the FDA will include a black label warning on the device, which is the strictest warning the agency issues for a medical device or prescription drug.
If you or someone you love suffered health complications after having an Essure device implanted, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call our experienced defective medical device attorneys today for a free evaluation of your claim.