Essure Implant Will No Longer Be Sold in the US
After years of controversy and tens of thousands of complaints from women injured by the device, the medical device manufacturing giant Bayer has announced it will discontinue selling the Essure birth control implant in the United States by December 31, 2018.
The company reports that declining sales are the reason for their decision to stop selling Essure in the U.S., but many suspect it is because the implant continues to harm recipients. In 2015, the number of reported complaints of injuries, illness, and death stemming from the Essure implant had grown so high that the FDA began examining the claims and convened an expert panel to review the complaints.
What Is Essure?
Essure is a small, flexible metal coil designed for vaginal insertion into the fallopian tubes. Over the course of 3 months, the coil is intended to create scar tissue within the tubes, which would block off the ovaries and permanently prevent pregnancy. However, many women who received the implant have experienced painful complications including perforation of the uterus or fallopian tubes and/or migration of the coil into other parts of the body often requiring surgical removal of the implant.
Many women who have received the Essure implant have complained of painful symptoms, such as:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Aching joints
- Autoimmune deficiency
- Hair loss
- Irregular menstruation
- Lethargy and fatigue
- Painful intercourse
- Pelvic and abdominal pain
- Reduced bowel control
- Serious weight fluctuations
Have You Or A Loved One Suffered An Injury Due To Complications Of Essure?
You must seek legal representation as soon as possible if you have experienced serious medical complications, required additional medical treatment or otherwise been injured by your Essure implant. At Wilson Law, P.A., we provide representation for women who have been harmed by unsafe medical devices like the Essure implant. Wilson Law, P.A. is prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call (919) 800-0919 today to speak to our North Carolina Essure lawyer.