Essure Implant Injury Lawsuits
Bayer Healthcare has manufactured the Essure system as a form of permanent birth control in women. The Essure contraceptive system has been on the market since 2002 and is made up of flexible coils that are permanently implanted in the fallopian tubes. After implantation, tissue forms around the coils blocking the fallopian tubes from insemination. More than 750,000 women have been implanted with the Essure system.
Over the past few years, the the FDA has received a growing number of reports of adverse events associated with Essure. Complications reported by patients implanted with the system have included:
- Persistent pain,
- Perforation of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes,
- Intra-abdominal or pelvic device migration,
- Unintended pregnancy,
- Abnormal or irregular bleeding, and
- Allergy or hypersensitivity reactions.
In September of 2015, the FDA held a meeting to hear expert scientific and clinical opinions, as well as patients’ experiences, regarding the benefits and risks of the Essure System. The FDA is currently evaluating the material from this panel meeting, as well as additional public docket and medical literature information.
Bayer Healthcare has allegedly failed to conduct adequate testing regarding the long term effects of the permanent Essure system and properly warn consumers of the serious harms they may suffer.
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