January 12, 2016 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.
When women decide that they no longer want children and that their family is complete, they look into various contraceptives. This is to help prevent them from getting pregnant in the future. While there are some safe forms of birth control, there are some that leave individuals struggling with the side effects.
Developed by Bayer, the Essure® birth control is a contraceptive in which coils are implanted into the fallopian tubes of the woman. Over time, scar tissue forms around the metal coils and completely blocks the tubes. This prevents reproduction. While the concept is a good idea for women who want a permanent birth control, the metal coils themselves leave potential for side effects.
Some of the most common side effects include the following:
- Extreme headaches and migraines
- Perforation of the fallopian tubes
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Tiredness / fatigue
- Device migration causing unintended pregnancy
- Premature birth
- Nickel poisoning
- Weight fluctuations
- Heavy bleeding during periods
There are numerous problems that the Essure® device has been linked to such as the device breaking or causing nickel allergies.
If you have been harmed by Essure®, it is important to speak with a defective medical device attorney as soon as possible. You should be able to seek compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered, as well as any costs that you have incurred because of medical visits.
Our Essure® lawyers work hard on your behalf and we are dedicated to helping you get through this difficult situation. We stand by your side from start to finish, planning the case based on your needs and goals. Trust that when you have our team on your side, you are in good hands. Call today to learn more about the Essure® lawsuit and see what can be done for you.