Many women who were implanted with the Essure® permanent birth control
device have complained of painful and severe adverse events that required
the women to have the device surgically removed. The Essure® device
has been marketed as a nonincisional alternative to other permanent birth
control surgical procedures, such as vasectomy and tubal ligation. Two
Essure® micro-inserts or coils are implanted into the woman’s
fallopian tubes and are intended to remain there permanently and prevent
pregnancy for the lifetime of the woman. However, many women have suffered
from complications like intractable bleeding, heavy menstrual cycles,
pain, ectopic pregnancies, migration, perforation of other body, and more
that have required the women to undergo major surgery to remove the device.
Options to remove the device may include:
Salpingotomy — The surgeon cuts into the fallopian tubes to remove one or both of the coils.
Uterine Preservation Surgery — The surgeon performs a tubal anastomosis, dissecting the woman’s
fallopian tubes before removing the coils and reconnecting the fallopian
tubes to the uterus.
Hysterectomy — Many times, removing a deeply embedded Essure® device is much more
difficult. In these cases, a complete hysterectomy may be necessary, which
removes the woman’s uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix.
Essure® has been marketed as a safe product; but, earlier this year,
the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Bayer to
place a black box warning on the device to increase awareness of the potential
dangerous complications. Still, the manufacturer has not done enough to
provide consumers with peace of mind regarding the damages the device
may cause and the future of Essure®.
If you have been injured as a result of the Essure® device, you need
to know what action you can take to help remedy the situation. You may
be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer to seek financial compensation
to cover medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
You have rights – take immediate action to protect them!
At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, our
Houston Essure® lawyers know what it takes to help our clients reach the successful outcomes they
desire. When you trust in our firm, you will have a dedicated team of
attorneys working on your behalf to right the wrongs you have faced. You
can count on us to put your best interests first.
If you’ve been harmed,
call our firm today to discuss your potential case.