Essure is a form of permanent birth control that involves the implantation of coils into the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. The placement of the coils in the fallopian tubes results in tissue forming around the foreign object creating a barrier that prevents sperm from reaching eggs, therefore resulting in the coils serving as a permanent form of birth control. Essure coils are not designed to be removed.
Essure markets itself as the only non-surgical and non-hormonal permanent birth control method. Yet, in the past few years, the Food and Drug Administration has received reports that Essure has resulted in pain, perforation of the uterus or fallopian tubes, and adverse allergic reactions. Women have complained about the device migrating. Other women have experienced abnormal bleeding. In some instances, improper placement has led to injury. In other instances, improper follow-up on the part of doctors has resulted in unwanted pregnancies. As it stands, Essure remains on the market. The Food and Drug Administration is continuing to investigate the product. Bayer has been asked to study the risks of Essure and The FDA has asked that the company put a warning on its Essure products.
Yet, for the women who used the Essure birth control method before the warnings were released, many believe that the warnings come too late. These women were not able to make informed decisions about the real risks of using Essure. Many women have suffered serious complications as a result of receiving the Essure implant. Symptoms include:
Headaches, nausea, and other allergic reactions to the device
Perforation of the uterus
Perforation of the fallopian tubes
Abdominal pain and pelvic pain
If you or a loved one has suffered any of these side effects after using Essure, you may be able to join a growing number of women who are pursuing a Bayer Essure lawsuit. Women have a right to be informed about the risks of a procedure before they make a decision. If you have been hurt by Essure, you may be entitled to receive compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Ed Bernstein & Associates are Essure birth control lawsuit lawyers in Nevada who may be able to assist you.
Essure Miscarriages and Unwanted Pregnancies
When women received the Essure implant, many were told that they would not get pregnant. However, not all doctors followed proper follow-up procedures. Some women were not advised to use back up birth control in the first few months after getting the Essure implant. Other women did not receive proper medical follow up to ensure that the implant was currently in place to prevent pregnancy. For some women, this resulted in Essure miscarriages and unwanted pregnancies.
Bayer, the company that manufactures Essure, is being criticized for marketing its product in a way that exaggerated its effectiveness. The company claimed that no women could get pregnant while using the product. In fact, according to one professor at Yale, as many as 1 in 10 women who use Essure may get pregnant. The reality is that proper follow up and use of back up birth control in the early months may be necessary as a precaution. Essure pregnancies are dangerous, both to the mother and to the unborn baby. Women who become pregnant may be advised to abort. Women who choose to carry their babies to term, risk miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, premature birth, and allergic reactions to the Essure device.
If you became pregnant while using Essure, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your complications and losses. Many women have become pregnant after receiving Essure and after receiving assurances that their birth control method was safe and effective. Ed Bernstein & Associates are Bayer Essure lawsuit lawyers in NV who may be able to assist you in seeking justice if you suffered an Essure miscarriage or unwanted pregnancy.
Problems with Essure Birth Control
At least 16,000 women have reported having problems with Essure, ranging from pain to requiring surgery. Thousands of others have asked the FDA to pull the device from the market. Others may not be aware of the risk or may not have yet spoken up about the difficulties they have had with the Essure birth control method. In fact, studies have found that women who underwent the Essure procedure were 10 times more likely to require surgery.
The reality is that many women who used Essure experienced complications. In fact, women who required follow-up surgery ended up paying more when using Essure than if they had just undergone tubal ligation surgery, a study found. If you have had problems with Essure, don’t suffer in silence. Contact the Essure birth control lawsuit lawyers of Ed Bernstein & Associates today to protect your rights, learn more, and to seek justice.
Learn More About the Bayer Essure Lawsuit
Women, their families, lawmakers, and lawyers across the country are fighting to have Essure removed from the market and to hold Bayer accountable to the women and children the product has harmed. If you’ve been hurt using Essure birth control, you may be able to join the growing number of women who are suing Bayer for its actions and its failure to act. Bayer has been accused of failing to warn women about its product’s risk. Bayer has also been accused of not properly warning women about the risks of becoming pregnant while using Essure. Doctors may not have been properly trained or instructed in how to implant the product and how to properly follow up with women. If you are one of the many women whose lives have been affected, contact Ed Bernstein & Associates today. Our firm has Essure birth control lawyers who may be able to assist you.