Bayer’s Essure product is a type of permanent birth control for women. Unfortunately, it also poses a real risk to women’s health.
Essure, a product manufactured by Bayer Healthcare, was discontinued in 2018 but it continues to cause women great harm. Studies have shown that Essure can cause serious complications and is also not as effective as it claims. In the worst of cases, it has even caused wrongful death. If you have suffered harm after using Essure, it is important to speak to a Boca Raton product liability lawyer who can help you file a lawsuit against Bayer.
How Does Essure Work?
Essure is a small device that is implanted into each fallopian tube. The process is relatively quick and simple and no anesthesia is required. Essure takes approximately three months before it is effective and patients are told to use another form of birth control during that time. After three months have passed, the patient then needs to have a dye injected into the cervix and an X-ray to determine that the device is working. Essure is intended for women who do not want any more children.
While it was once considered impossible to remove Essure, that has now been proven false. The procedure to remove the device is more complicated than installing it is, but it is possible. Upon removal, a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant in the future is between 35% and 40%.
The Problems Caused by Essure
The main complication associated with Essure is that the device contains nickel-titanium alloys, which are known allergens. After the device is placed into the body, it can cause itching, hives, and a rash in allergic patients. In addition to these symptoms, Essure has also been shown to cause:
- Abdominal pain
- Heavy or irregular menstruation
- Sudden weight gain or loss
Additionally, the device may also break or move out of its original position, which could cause further complications.
What to Do if You are Experiencing Complications
If you are experiencing complications after having Essure implanted, it is critical to seek medical attention immediately. A doctor can confirm if your symptoms are due to the implant, which can provide the documentation you will need if you pursue a claim in the future.
After receiving a diagnosis and treatment recommendations, you should then speak to a product liability lawyer who can help. Bayer Healthcare has now admitted that their product can cause various complications. If you have suffered harm as a result of those complications, you can seek damages from the manufacturer to help offset the costs of your injuries.
Call Our Florida Product Liability Lawyers Today
If you have used Essure in the past and have suffered complications as a result, our Boca Raton product liability lawyers at Ged Lawyers, LLP, know the challenges you are facing. We also know that you deserve compensation and will help you secure the maximum amount available. Call us today at (561) 995-1966 or contact us online to schedule a free case review.