Essure® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Essure® is an implantable contraceptive designed to facilitate permanent birth control through sterilization. This product was marketed by Bayer HealthCare starting in November 2002 and received approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Unfortunately, it has been linked to injuries. If the answers below prompt you to contact an attorney, please reach out to Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. regarding your case: Call us at (713) 621-7944 for a free review. We are here to help you.
What Are Safer Sterilization Alternatives to Essure®?
Female tubal ligation and male vasectomy are both safer methods of sterilization / permanent birth control. The vasectomy procedure is reversible.
Am I Entitled to Compensation After an Essure® Injury?
At Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., we believe that our Essure® injured clients are entitled to financial restitution from Bayer HealthCare, the corporation responsible for rushing this dangerous product. We encourage you to call us and discuss your case if you or a loved one suffered by type of injury related to Essure®.
What Types of Essure® Malfunctions Have Been Reported?
Doctors around the country have reported problems associated with Essure®. The device is made up of two small metal coils. These coils have broken free from the device, migrated out of the fallopian tube, and punctured the fallopian tube.
What Types of Injuries Are Caused By Essure® Migration?
The Essure® contraceptive device has been known to migrate, causing perforation of the uterine wall or fallopian tube. This is an extremely serious injury.
Does Essure® Cause Serious Side Effects?
Yes, Essure® has been associated with severe side effects. Some of these effects can be relatively minor, such as bloating, cramping, and rashes. Others are more serious—ranging from hemorrhaging to chronic pain to unintended pregnancy to miscarriage to birth defects. Speak with a Houston Essure® lawyer from Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. if you or a loved one has been injured by Essure®.