How Does Essure® Work as a Non-Surgical Method of Sterilization?
Essure® is a form of permanent sterilization (birth control). Available since 2002, Essure® is touted as a non-surgical birth control option made from polyester fibers and metallic coils, which are placed in the fallopian tubes.
Roughly three months after the device is implanted, the fibers and coils provoke inflammation and scar tissue. This scar tissue creates a barrier in the fallopian tubes, preventing sperm from reaching the eggs.
Unfortunately, Essure® has been linked to multiple dangerous side effects. If you or a loved one suffered an injury you believe occurred in connection with Essure®, you should discuss your case with our Houston Essure® lawyer at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. as soon as possible.
Essure® Has Been Linked to Dangerous Side Effects
Symptoms caused by Essure®:
- Unintended pregnancy
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Menstrual irregularities and weight fluctuations
- Premature birth due to membranes ruptured by loose coils
- Birth defects caused by nickel poisoning
The most frequent device problems reported were:
- The migration of the device or device component
- Patient device incompatibility possibly due to nickel allergies
- The device operating differently than expected
- Malposition of the device
- Device breakage
Houston Essure® Permanent Birth Control Injury Lawyers
If you have used the Essure® permanent birth control system and are experiencing complications such as the ones listed above, you should consult with an attorney regarding your potential legal options as soon as possible.
Contact us by completing our online form or call us at (713) 621-7944 for a free consultation about your lawsuit by our Houston Essure® attorneys at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P.