You rely on medical devices to perform in the way you expect and not to cause harm of which you were not informed. The Essure birth control device is supposed to provide women with an effective alternative to invasive tubal ligation. But since its approval in the early 2000s, Essure has been the subject of thousands of complaints sent to the US Food and Drug Administration. These complaints originate from women across the country who have suffered tragic and painful complications linked to Essure.
The Karl Truman Law Office is currently reviewing injury claims related to Essure. You deserve to be compensated for the devastating impact of these side effects. For a free case evaluation, please call our law firm at (502) 222-2222.
Thousands of Women Complain of Severe Side Effects
Thousands of women have said the Essure permanent birth control device has resulted in painful, severe side effects, such as:
- Migration of the device
- Fallopian tube perforation
- Severe pelvic pain
- Autoimmune complications, including lupus and celiac disease
- Hair loss
- Chronic headaches
- Allergic reactions, particularly to nickel
Although a direct link has yet to be established, there is some evidence that Essure side effects may be the cause of deaths in some cases, both of fetuses and of women implanted with the device.
Essure is a permanent birth control device that was approved by the FDA more than a decade ago. Once inserted into the fallopian tube, it has the effect of making the woman’s reproductive system sterile. About 3 months after insertion, enough scar tissue forms around the device’s metal coils to prevent conception.
Critics say the device was rushed to the market before its true risks were fully understood. The FDA fast-tracked the device’s review because of the benefits it offered – namely, sterilization without surgery and an implantation process with a fast recovery.
Life-Changing Complications Linked to Essure
Many women have come forward to attest to the painful, often traumatic side effects linked to Essure. Some of these women have had to receive hysterectomies just to remove the tiny birth control device quickly, which could have been avoided if more doctors were trained and available to remove only the device itself. A study published in the British Medical Journal showed a 10-fold higher risk of needing re-operation after Essure implantation compared to tubal ligation.
A hysterectomy is just one of the life-altering possibilities linked to Essure. Other women have become pregnant unexpectedly after receiving the device. Still other women have become unexpectedly pregnant and experienced serious complications during the course of their pregnancies.
Essure is a permanent birth control device that was approved by the FDA more than a decade ago. Once inserted into the fallopian tube, it has the effect of making the woman’s reproductive system sterile.
If you suffered a serious Essure complication, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for other consequences. At the Karl Truman Law Office, we are passionate about advocating for people who have suffered injuries because of dangerous medical devices. We will be at your side to fight for what is in your best interest.
If you believe you have experienced one of the severe complications of Essure, please call the Karl Truman Law Office, at (502) 222-2222, for a free case evaluation. We serve of Louisville, KY; Jeffersonville, IN; and all of the surrounding areas.