Essure Birth Control Complications: Essure Perforation
While the device’s manufacturer, Bayer Heathcare, claims Essure is safe and effective, thousands of women have filed complaints citing injuries.
Perforation of the device is the most frequent complication, which can be extremely painful and result in abnormally heavy bleeding.
Perforations can occur during the implantation procedure or afterward. The most common cause of perforation occurs during the non-surgical procedure when the implant is inserted too far into the Fallopian tube. Even when Essure is inserted correctly, normal muscle spasms can cause perforations months or years later.
Emergency surgery is often necessary when the birth control device perforates the Fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, fetal membrane, bowel, or abdominal organs.
Essure Birth Control Perforation, Complications & Symptoms
Complaints suggest the metal coils have caused injuries, and in some cases, women have died from complications, resulting from the device’s coils breaking or misfiring. Side effects typically involve pelvic pressure and pain, uterine cramping, and abnormally heavy bleeding.
Women have reported aching joints and fatigue, skin rashes, and decreased libido. Side effects may also include pelvic pressure and pain and uterine cramping. Women have also cited aching joints and fatigue, skin rashes, and decreased libido.
Perforation of an Essure implant can result in a serious complication leading to ileocecal resection. An abdominal X-ray with specific attention to the correct location of the Essure coils is advisable for patients presenting with small bowel obstruction after Essure sterilization.
Essure Birth Control Perforated Injuries, FDA Warnings & Lawsuits
The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 5,000 complaints of adverse effects, including organ perforation, pelvic pain, unintended pregnancies and abnormal bleeding.
There is currently a bill in Congress to pull Essure from the market, and the FDA recently required Bayer Heathcare, the coil manufacturer, to add a black-box warning, which is considered the strongest of warnings, to the Essure label.
The FDA also directed Bayer to conduct a new study to assess complication and failure rates with the tiny metal coils.
A federal judge recently ruled that five women who claim they were harmed by Essure sterilization coils can go ahead with their lawsuit against Bayer, which is facing a barrage of lawsuits across the country. U.S. District Judge John R. Padova in Philadelphia ruled that the company used misleading advertising and that it failed to warn about Essure’s risks.
If you or a loved one have suffered complications due to an Essure birth control implant, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the makers of the device. It is important to contact an attorney right away if you believe this to be the case, as there are specific deadlines that must be met in order to file a lawsuit. If you miss your specific deadline, you case will not be able to be tried.
Our Essure Birth Control Perforation Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by an IVC filter. 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.
We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
Our No-Fee Promise on Essure Birth Control Perforation Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
Start Your Essure Birth Control Claim
Our Essure birth control complication lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Essure birth control lawsuit claims.