Essure was first brought to market in November 2002 by Bayer HealthCare as an alternative to permanent sterilization in women. It was marketed as less invasive than other forms of permanent sterilization. The recovery time is less and the procedure is completed in the patient’s doctor’s office in as little as ten minutes.
Essure is a small coil insert that is inserted into each fallopian tube. After insertion scar tissues develops forming a barrier that prevents sperm from reach the egg and therefore, preventing pregnancy.
Essure has very real and serious risks and side effects that many women are not advised of when deciding whether or not to have Essure implanted. Some of these side effects include: migration of the Essure, puncturing of internal organs caused by migration, chronic severe abdominal and pelvic pain, irregular menstrual cycles, severe bleeding during menstrual cycles, painful intercourse, pregnancy and hair loss. Many women have to undergo a hysterectomy to remove the Essure after it has migrated in order to remove it in hopes of alleviating their symptoms. Other women are now facing an unwanted pregnancy and the possibility of raising a child.
Essure has caused serious side effects to many women that were not properly warned of the risks. The manufacturer, Bayer, did not disclose these risks. Women suffering from side effects related to Essure may be able to bring a claim against Bayer in the future. If you have experienced these adverse effects as a result of having Essure implanted, please contact our office for a free evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.