Essure is a birth control implant developed by Bayer AG and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002.
The device takes effect through implantation into a women’s Fallopian tubes, however, the plastic used in the device is widely regarded as unfit for extended use inside the human body. In using this unfit material, Essure devices have become prone to migrating from their implant site and wreaking havoc on the consumer.
The dangerous health complications that have been reported to be connected with Essure device failure includes:
- Unwanted pregnancy
- Perforation of fallopian tubes
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Migration of device outside of fallopian tubes
What Is Essure Device Migration in Women?
Since approving Essure in 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fielded thousands of complaints regarding women claiming their Essure implant migrated, thus causing major health risks to be present.
With thousands of complaints going public in recent years, the FDA has launched an investigation into Essure regarding the possibility of innate qualities that lead to device migration.
Essure migration occurs when the device shifts in position or moves completely from its implanted location to another area within the human body.
A migration can have dire side effects as the device is not designed for movement throughout the body nor is it designed to safely exist in other areas of the body.
The most frequent locations an Essure device migrates to include:
- Uterus Areas
- Abdominal Wall
- Internal Organs
While faulty device design can be cited as an influential reason for the frequency of device migration, the failure of a medical professional can also be cited as a primary cause.
When medical professionals are determined to be a primary reason for migration, it is often because they inserted the device too far into the Fallopian tube or too shallow.
Either of these mistakes can lead to a device failing to gain the necessary stability within the body to resist migration.
How Dangerous Are Essure Migration Lawsuits?
The degree of physical damage caused by the migration of an Essure device ranges greatly depending on the particular case.
Complaints filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cite the following as major health complications that result from Essure migration:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Unintended pregnancies
- Severe pelvic pain
- Organ perforation
- Hair loss
- Memory lapses
Many of these reported complications are extremely serious in nature and if left untreated for extended periods of time can have dire consequences.
Recent articles and public statements from victims depict the lingering nature of these side effects, often times lasting for years with the victim being unaware of their Essure based cause.
Although the documented side effects are severe and occur with a high frequency, the FDA has yet to issue a safety communication or black box warning requirement regarding Essure.
While the FDA may not have issued any additional information, they have required Bayer to undergo additional studies of their device to gain a better understanding of its possible defects.
Those suffering from initial health complications resulting from an Essure migration often describe intense pain in the lower body, severe migraines, and fatigue among others.
This often leads to victims undergoing extensive medical testing that until additional Essure information was recently made public, often did not investigate the possibility of a defective Essure device.
Extensive medical testing as well as the need to miss work often leads to massive financial damage being added to the massive health damage that occurs as a result of an Essure device migrating throughout the body.
Our Essure Birth Control Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a birth control device. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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