Essure is the only permanent birth control with a non-surgical procedure. Ensure is a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure that does not require an incision. If you’ve been injured by Essure, call us now.
Essure is the only permanent birth control with a non-surgical procedure. Ensure is a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure that does not require an incision. If you've been injured by Essure, call us now.
Essure is the only permanent birth control with a non-surgical procedure. Ensure is a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure that does not require an incision. The Essure system is a permanent flexible coil inserted through the vagina and cervix and placed in each fallopian tube by your physician. The insert then works with your body to form a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching your eggs. The inserts do not contain or release hormones. The procedure and/or Essure insertion is typically performed in a doctor’s office.
The Essure lawsuit states that the manufacturer and seller of Essure, Conceptus Inc, a company owned by Bayer Healthcare, hid evidence of various risks associated with the birth control device in order to receive government Premarket Approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It further alleges that the manufacturer and seller failed to properly warn physicians and their patients of the true risks.
The FDA has received over 9,900 medical device reports related to Essure from both doctors and women, that the permanent birth control device has caused serious side effects, including death.
When a woman chooses to undergo a permanent birth control procedure, she likely does so assuming that it will result in a safe and effective means of preventing pregnancy. Lawsuits have alleged that implants such as Essure have reportedly caused a host of serious side effects and complications in thousands of women ranging from chronic pelvic pain to even death. Many of the alleged reported effects are below:
Chronic pelvic pain
Serious infection requiring hospitalization
Intestinal perforations and obstruction
Uterine punctures and tears
Excessive and abnormal bleeding
Migration or “disappearance” of device
Pain during sex
Need for hysterectomy
On February 29, 2016, the FDA announced actions to provide important information about the risks of Essure and additional information to help women and their doctors be better informed of the potential complications associated with Essure. The FDA issued a new mandatory clinical study for Essure to determine escalated risks for particular women. The FDA also said it intends to require a new “Black Box” warning label for Essure, a label required for devices that can potentially cause death or serious injury, explaining the possible side effects.
A recent ruling by a federal judge in Philadelphia will allow five women to proceed with their lawsuit against coil maker Bayer Healthcare. U.S. District Judge John R. Padova concluded that two of the women’s claims were reasonable; that the company used misleading advertising and that it failed to warn about Essure’s risks.
If you received an Essure insert and have suffered an adverse side effect(s), it is imperative that you contact legal help right away. Please contact Gruber Law Offices today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
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