Essure is a type of tubal sterilization that does not require an incision where a soft metal coil surrounded by synthetic materials is implanted in a woman's fallopian tubes. The metal part of the device consists of a stainless steel inner coil and an expanding nickel titanium outer coil. The fibers are used to encourage the surrounding tissue to adhere to the device, ultimately creating a barrier of scar tissue intended to prevent pregnancy.
Essure Side Effects include the following:
- Additional surgeries, including hysterectomy to remove the device and repair internal organs
- Autoimmune response to the device, including fatigue, rashes, hair loss and weight gain
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Fetal Death
- Life-threatening ectopic pregnancy
- Migration of the device or a device component (in some cases, the device may even ‘disappear' in the body, becoming undetectable even through standard scanning)
- Expulsion of the device
- Perforation or tear of pelvic organs, including uterus or colon
- Severe migraines and allergic reactions to the device or device components
From the time Essure was approved by the FDA in 2002 to December 31, 2015, the FDA received over 9000 complaints from women where the device caused serious side effects. After these complaints the FDA announced it would require Bayer to conduct clinical studies on safety and provide additional warnings.If you or a loved one was injured by the Essure product please call Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC - The Heavy Hitters Today at 1-800-LAW-0804.