Essure Procedure Problems Have Caused Painful Complications for Women Nationwide
Thousands of women have reported suffering severe and painful problems following an Essure procedure, where bendable metal coils are implanted in the fallopian tubes to provide permanent protection against pregnancy.
As a result of the risk that women may be left with debilitating pain, internal injuries and serious reactions, many experts and law makers are pushing for the birth control implant to be recalled from the market.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Essure procedure lawsuits for women throughout the United States, as it appears that critical information about problems with the device were withheld from federal regulators, the medical community and women who chose to have the coils implanted in their body.
Have You or a Loved One Experienced Problems Following an Essure Procedure?
The FDA indicated last year that more than 5,000 adverse event reports have been submitted involving women who experienced problems with Essure since the implant was first approved in 2012. The agency is currently reviewing the safety data and is expected to reach a regulatory decision about Essure in February 2016.
Concerns over the potential risks associated with Essure gained national media attention after a number of women began describing problems they have experienced online, including on several Facebook groups, internet forums and activist websites, including one formed by Erin Brockovich.
Testimonials from women who suffered Essure procedure problems describe reports of excessive and ongoing bleeding that resulted in hospitalization, incidents where the Essure coils migrating out of the fallopian tubes and punctured the uterus and other organs, the need for total hysterectomies, and reports of ectopic pregnancies that put their lives at risk.
Women also report suffering extreme pain, migraines and other problems that have been attributed to allergic nickel reactions to the metals used in Essure coils.
In September 2015, a number of women presented testimony describing the issues they have faced to an FDA advisory committee convened to review the safety of the Essure procedure. Hundreds of women attended to tell a panel of scientists and doctors their stories.
The advisory committee has determined that better safety data is needed, and called for the creation of an Essure patient registry and new clinical studies on Essure safety and effectiveness. They also called on doctors to provide women with more information on Essure problems before they undergo the procedure.
While some experts and lawmakers have called for an Essure recall to be issued, the FDA has indicated that it does not expect to reach any final conclusion about regulatory actions until next month.
Essure Injury Lawsuits
Financial compensation may be available for women who have experienced problems following an Essure procedure, such as:
- Perforation of the Uterus or Fallopian Tubes
- Allergic Reactions
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Severe Abdominal Pain
The Essure injury attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. provide free consultations and claim evaluations to help determine what legal options may be available for women and families throughout the U.S. All claims are handled by our law firm on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there are no out-of-pocket expenses and no attorney fees unless a settlement or recovery is obtained.