Essure Birth Control and Perforation
Essure has become a popular name in birth control for a number of reasons. It is a long-term, implanted birth control device that is supposed to help prevent conception by using metallic coils to block the fallopian tubes. Approved by the FDA in 2002, the device is placed inside the fallopian tubes and eventually results in scar tissue forming around the coils. This blocks the tubes, preventing conception. Since its approval, thousands of women have brought forth lawsuits alleging various adverse health effects associated with the device.
Women across the country have reported a number of side effects allegedly caused by the Essure device, including pain, bleeding, headaches, and allergic reactions. One of the more serious side effects of Essure is perforation of the uterine walls and fallopian tubes.
With more and more incidents occurring, lawsuits against Essure have been mounting for the pain and suffering, as well as the need for surgery and hospitalization in women who have had their uterine walls or fallopian tubes perforated by this device. In one such instance, a woman was allegedly killed due to the Essure device perforating her uterine wall.
When a new device hits the market, it should go through testing in order to make sure it is safe for consumers. The manufacturer could be held liable for any adverse events associated with their device, or failure to properly warn of the risks.
Should you or someone you love suffer uterine wall or fallopian tube perforation because of the Essure birth control device, Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. is here for you. Our national trial lawyers are dedicated to protecting individuals from negligent medical manufacturers and any injury caused by a device may be compensable under law. We can help you seek the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, reoperation, and pain and suffering. Call for your complimentary review.