Essure is a birth control device that provides women with a surgery-free permanent pregnancy prevention option. Unfortunately, many women face painful and dangerous side effects. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we will fight big pharmaceutical companies for your right to be adequately informed about the risks of any medical device.
What is Essure?
Essure is a spring-shaped metal device that is inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes to create scar tissue and block the fallopian tubes. By sealing off the fallopian tubes, this scar tissue can prevent sperm from meeting an egg. This procedure offered an alternative to female sterilization surgery for women looking for a permanent birth control solution, but serious complications soon proved that this device was dangerous. Complications include chronic pelvic pain, perforation of the pelvic organs, migration of the device and expulsion of the device, as well as ectopic pregnancies.
From 2002 to 2018, 32,773 reports about adverse Essure side effects were received by the FDA. As of December 31, 2018, Bayer stopped selling Essure devices to healthcare providers and a recall was issued by Bayer for all remaining Essure devices in September 2019.
Tens of thousands of women have experienced complications related to Essure. If you or a loved one has been injured by Essure, contact the law firm of James F. Humphreys for a free consultation today.
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