Essure is a form of permanent birth control that is inserted in the fallopian tubes without the use of surgery. The method involves the use of flexible metal coils that promote scar tissue, creating a barrier that blocks sperm and prevents pregnancy.
Recently, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) examined a number of reports stating that the contraceptive began causing persistent pain, puncturing of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes, irregular bleeding, pelvic or intra-abdominal device migration, allergic reactions, and unintended pregnancies.
First approved by the FDA in 2002, Essure was only tested for short-term safety and not for long-term use like the device is intended for. From the initial approval in 2002 to December 2015, the FDA analyzed 9,900 reports of issues from patients, doctors, and the manufacturers of Essure.
Working in collaboration with other national law firms, Berman & Simmons is handling claims involving patients who developed harmful complications due to the use of Bayer’s Essure contraceptive. There are strict statutes of limitations in medical device lawsuits, so it’s important to get in touch with us as soon as possible if you believe you have a claim.