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Side Effects of Essure® Birth Control

October 23, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

The Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals released Essure® almost thirteen years ago. Since then, thousands of women have reported complications and damage they have experienced because of the device. The manufacturers have faced multiple lawsuits for the side effects and many still urge the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its approval of the device.

Essure® is a non-surgical birth control instrument that was released in November 2002. The device includes two metal coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes to obstruct passage. The coils cause the tissue to scar and harden, so that sperm can no longer fertilize the eggs. It is a device used on women who wish to permanently stop having children.

However, since its release, thousands of reports have come in stating pain and damage. If you or a loved one has used Essure® for birth control, you may be eligible for compensation.

Common Side Effects

According to the reports from women who have been implanted with Essure®, the device is known to move in the tubes, may break, and may be positioned incorrectly, among other things. This leads to painful side effects.

Some side effects include:

  • Cramping
  • Ovarian or Fallopian Cysts
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Sharp and stabbing pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Painful menstruation
  • Abdominal spasms

If you or someone you love has used Essure® birth control and experienced any of these adverse effects, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our knowledgeable Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. We can review your case during a free consultation and inform you of your legal rights. We treat your struggles as our struggles and work tirelessly to make sure we present the strongest case possible. We have collectively recovered more than $4 billion dollars for our clients. When you do not have to pay a dime unless we win, can you afford not to call?