What Is Essure?

Essure is a small, flexible coil insert made from a nickel and titanium alloy. The Essure insert works by forming a natural barrier with your body that prevents sperm from reaching an egg. As a result, pregnancy is prevented. During the procedure, a coil is placed into each fallopian tube. Over a three-month period, scar tissue forms around the inserts. The scar tissue then creates a barrier that prevents contraception.

Essure has been marketed as the only permanent birth control that can be provided without a surgical procedure. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the Essure Permanent Birth Control System in 2002. The procedure has become popular because it generally only takes about 10 minutes and women can go home within 45 minutes after the procedure.

What's The Problem?

While Essure may seem like a good birth control solution, the contraceptive device has caused an array of problems, including:

  • Autoimmune responses
  • Pain/abdominal pain
  • Heavier menses/menstrual irregularities
  • Bleeding
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Device incompatibility
  • Device migration or breakage
  • Allergic reaction to nickel
  • Device malfunction
  • Malposition of the device
  • Unintended pregnancies, including ectopic pregnancies
  • Fallopian tube, uterus and colon perforation

Additionally, it has been reported that Essure has caused at least 26 deaths. Because of the thousands of complaints about Essure, the FDA has required Bayer to conduct a new clinical study of the device.

Call If You Have Been Injured By Essure

If you or a loved one has been injured by Essure, the dedicated attorneys at Reich & Binstock are here to help. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience and will help you get the recovery you deserve. Call 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free, or write to us to schedule your free initial consultation at our Houston office. If you live in a different state, do not hesitate to call, as we represent clients throughout the U.S.