Essure Birth Control Safety
Millions of women all across the country have had Essure birth control devices implanted at the advice of a doctor, but are these safe? The evidence is starting to stack up that it’s not, and that could spell trouble for many women.
Essure has been used as a permanent birth control implant. Marketed as a convenient, permanent form of birth control, the way Essure works is simple. After a non-invasive procedure to place the device, scar tissue forms in the fallopian tubes to block sperm and prevent fertilization. However, as the device’s popularity grew, reports of painful side effects, unintended pregnancies, complications requiring surgery to correct, and even death, have also increased. On July 20 the pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced that they will quit distributing the device at the end of 2018. This comes after the FDA took the extraordinary step in April to restrict the sales of the device and to ensure that women were made properly aware of the dangers of Essure.
The dangers are real, and to date, more than 16,000 women claim that Essure caused serious injuries such as device migration, organ perforation, autoimmune disorders, accidental pregnancies, and hysterectomies.
The problems with Essure have even been the topic of a recent Netflix documentary, “The Bleeding Edge”. The documentary focused on the problems with the device and the medical device industry as a whole. While many of these devices can be helpful and good, it’s important to remember that sometimes these devices are flawed and can fail resulting in major complications patients.
Have you been affected by the Essure? You could be entitled to compensation for complications you have suffered. Complications include:
- Device migration
- Organ perforation
- Autoimmune diseases
- Accidental pregnancy
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Back and pelvic pain
- Weight changes
- Extreme fatigue
- Migraine headaches
- Nickel allergy reactions
Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is now accepting cases for those affected by the Essure birth control implant. For more information call today.