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Brazil Removes Contraceptive Essure® from their Market

February 28, 2017 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

essureDue to its maximum risk rating by Anvisa, the Essure® System, which is registered by the company Comercial Commed Produtos Hospitalares Ltda, has been removed from the Brazilian market. As of February 17 of this year, its importation, distribution, commercialization, use and dissemination have been suspended.

Essure® has been known to cause changes in menstrual bleeding, chronic pain, perforation or migration of the device, sensitivity or immune-type reactions, and lead to unwanted pregnancies. This permanent and non-surgical birth control system is made of two metal coils, which doctors place within the fallopian tubes. Three months after implantation, its coils provoke scar tissue, preventing sperm from reaching the eggs.

Thus far, thousands of women have already claimed that the device either seriously or permanently injured them. Since 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have received more than 5,000 reports about Essure®. This number continues to grow.

Some of the other common symptoms caused by Essure® include:

  • Fatigue
  • Miscarriage
  • Hemorrhage
  • Headaches
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Birth defects caused by nickel poisoning
  • Premature birth

The device has also been known to break, trigger nickel allergies in a patient, or operate differently than expected.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to the Essure® device, you should discuss your case with a Houston Essure® lawyer at Fleming | Nolan| Jez, L.L.P. as soon as possible. This is a dangerous device and you have legal options to seek compensation for your injuries, but it is crucial to seek the skilled counsel of an experienced attorney.

Call our office today for a free consultation about your lawsuit at (713) 621-7944.