Originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a sterilization option for women seeking an alternative to the standard tubal ligation procedure, Essure consists of two small metal coils. The coils are implanted into the Fallopian tubes where they create scar tissue that ultimately prevents fertilization. However, upon receiving the device, a growing number of women have complained of severe abdominal pain and a range of side effects. Some of these include migraines, nausea, vomiting and excessive bleeding. Yet, some women have suffered devastating injuries including perforation of the fallopian tubes, ectopic pregnancies, painful miscarriages and stillbirth. Thus, if you believe that the Essure permanent birth control device has injured you, it is wise to contact an experienced defective device attorney that will review your case and advise you of your legal options.
In a compelling analysis of the effects of Essure from November 2002 until February 2012, the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology reported 457 adverse events during the study period. While roughly 48% of those included pain, approximately 26% resulted in delivery catheter malfunction. Post-procedural pregnancies were also reported, some of which were ectopic (implantation outside of the uterus). Furthermore, perforation, abnormal bleeding and malposition of the Essure device were also noted. In a large number of cases, patients were forced to undergo additional procedures as a result of the failure of Essure, and 44 women underwent hysterectomies.
Currently, the FDA has acknowledged that many women having received the Essure permanent birth control device were unaware of the potential risks and complications. As of April 2018, the FDA has restricted sales of the device to only doctors and healthcare facilities that utilize a specific “acceptance of risk and acknowledgement form.” In essence, both the doctor and patient must sign this form before the Essure device can be implanted.
Even so, for women that are currently suffering from painful side effects potentially related to Essure, the team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer can help. We’ll investigate the details of your claim, and work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you need to cover the expenses of additional medical care, as well as loss of wages and other damages.
For a free consultation, call Moriarty Injury Lawyer today.
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