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Why Are Essure Lawsuits Being Filed ?

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Hundreds of claims have been filed against Bayer and Conceptus Inc. (the manufacturers of Essure) by women who have suffered severe abdominal damage when the birth control device moves and punctures the uterus and fallopian tubes.

Attorneys state that if doctors and patients had known the risks, women would have chosen a different form of birth control, such as a hysterectomy, salpingectomy, tubal ligation, tubal fulguration, or application of clips.

Why Are Essure Lawsuits Being Filed

Hundreds of claims have been filed against Bayer and Conceptus Inc. (the manufacturers of Essure) by women who have suffered severe abdominal damage when the birth control device moves and punctures the uterus and fallopian tubes. Attorneys state that if doctors and patients had known the risks, women would have chosen a different form of birth control, such as a hysterectomy, salpingectomy, tubal ligation, tubal fulguration, or application of clips.What is the Essure Birth Control-Essure is a permanent, non-surgical birth control device for women developed by Conceptus Inc., a company owned by Bayer. Essure was approved for use in the United States in 2002. The insertion of Essure does not require an incision (cut) or general anesthesia, and is also non-hormonal.

Unintended pregnancy, including ectopic pregnancy

Pelvic pain

Migration (movement) of Essure inserts through the fallopian tubes into the lower abdomen and pelvis

Perforation (puncturing) of the uterus or fallopian tubes

Rash and itching associated with possible nickel allergy

Joint pain, fatigue, and other autoimmune disease symptoms. If the Essure implant separates, breaks and/or moves, attempted removal often requires multiple surgeries, sometimes requiring removal of the uterus entirely.

The FDA received 5,093 reports of problems related to Essure for the period November 4, 2002, through May 31, 2015. The majority of reports received since 2013 have been voluntary reports, mostly from women who received Essure implants. Hundreds of claims have been filed against Bayer and Conceptus Inc. (the manufacturers of Essure) by women who have suffered severe abdominal damage when the birth control device moves and punctures the uterus and fallopian tubes. If you or a loved one has been injured by an Essure Birth Control device please contact Jamie Sheller Esq. at 1 800 883 2299.

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