When you chose to undergo a permanent birth control procedure, you likely do so in full faith that it will result in a safe and effective means of preventing pregnancy. What you might not have known is that procedures involving permanent fallopian tube implants such as Essure® have reportedly caused a host of serious side effects and complications in thousands of women ranging from chronic pelvic pain to even death. There have been allegations that Bayer—the manufacturer of the Essure device—hid information about these side effects from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in order to obtain approval.
Contact our team at The Mulligan Law Firm at 1-866-529-0001 to discover how our medical device lawyers can help you recover compensation for damages sustained in connection with use of this product.
Essure is a birth control device that has been connected to serious abdominal injuries, pregnancy and more. Some complications have been reported in connection with this device, such as:
Conceptus, Inc.—a Bayer-owned company—received FDA approval for the permanent birth control device Essure in November 1995. Essure is a non-hormonal, non-surgical birth control product. In most cases, the insertion procedure took just 10 minutes and involved insertion of the flexible spring-like device through the patient’s vagina and cervix, into her fallopian tubes. Once in position, scar tissue would then grow over and around the coils. Within about three months, this would create a block in the fallopian tubes which would keep sperm from fertilizing eggs.
Essure gained FDA approval in 2002. Since its approval, women have reported nearly 15,000 Essure-related adverse events and at least 30 Essure-related deaths to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). From 2015 to 2016 alone, the FDA received 11,192 adverse event reports.
In addition to these side effects, Essure is reported to have caused at least 26 deaths, including four adult deaths, miscarriages, and infants that died shortly after birth. A more recent analysis of Essure adverse events indicates that the device may have caused more than 300 fetal deaths.
Reports of serious injuries have been reported by Essure patients. As a result of these severe complications and the abdominal damage sustained by many patients, Bayer has been named in hundreds of lawsuits related to the Essure birth control device. Contact our law firm now to receive the compassionate, aggressive, and effective advocacy you need to win. Call our medical device lawyers at 1-866-529-0001 today.
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