Essure Injury Lawsuit Accuses Bayer of ‘Ruining’ Life of Woman

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A number of women have sued Bayer over claims that the non-hormonal birth control system has “ruined” their lives. Bayer markets Essure as the next generation of contraception for women who don’t want any more children, claiming that the contraceptive device is 99.8% effective. As a result, millions of women in America use this contraceptive as a measure to prevent pregnancy. However, Essure lawsuits allege that the device has failed in many women who now seek a complete ban on the birth control method and claim monetary compensation for their pain & suffering.

What is Essure?

A birth control device, Essure comes with tiny metal coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes of a woman through a catheter. The device is designed to cause severe inflammation, scarring, and fibrotic ingrowth to block fallopian tubes and fertilization of the egg.

Unfortunately, Essure allegedly migrates and disintegrates, causing Essure side effects that have affected quality of life of women. A number of women continue to suffer from weight fluctuations, joint pain, chronic fatigue, debilitating headaches, irregular heavy menstrual cycles, and hemorrhage.

Not only this, on the day of surgical placement, most patients experience nausea, vomiting, pain, and abdominal cramps. The disintegration of the metal device causes nickel allergy in some women and makes it difficult for doctors to remove the implant device. A complete hysterectomy is often required to remove all of the metal coils from body. Some women even complain of experiencing symptoms despite having undergone a surgery for removal of the metal coils in the form of allergic reactions, swollen lips, and hives all over the body.

Essure Side Effects

Nickel poisoning is one of the most serious side effects cited in Essure injury lawsuits. The plaintiffs accuse Bayer of selling the product with incorrect warning labels, which say the birth control device causes “mild to moderate pain and/or cramping, vaginal bleeding, and pelvic or back discomfort for a few days.” However, there is more to Essure side effects than what Bayer claims. Some of the common side effects include:

  • Fainting
  • Vomiting
  • Debilitating pain
  • Foggy head
  • Bleeding
  • Memory loss
  • Perforated organs
  • Hot flashes, hair loss, night sweats
  • Weight explosion
  • Bouts of depression
  • Exhaustion
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Metal coils lodged in colon

Some reports allege injuries to the fetus in the form of fetal disfiguration from nickel poisoning and leaching. In some cases, the device is reported to have migrated to and perforated the sac. Such patients are at 55% risk of miscarriage. The Essure lawsuits blame Bayer for improperly training doctors on implanting the device in the fallopian tubes, as skilled doctors alone can ensure correct placement of the device.

According to a number of studies, only 84-98% of the cases have reported correct placement. A misplaced device results in perforation. The chemical coating on Essure is a toxicant and is inserted directly into the body to induce inflammation and scar tissue. It produces more toxins in the body when it comes into contact with food and other materials. The toxins pose a serious risk to the fetus if the device malfunctions and the woman gets pregnant, leaching into the placenta and inducing skeletal malformations. Other risks include increased postnatal mortality, reduced birth weight, and fetal malformation.

Essure Injury Lawsuits

The plaintiffs seek compensation for fraud, improper labeling, breach of warranty, defective product, negligence and product liability. Blaming bayer for their pain & suffering, complainants call for a complete ban on the defective product that has failed to serve the purpose it was intended for. Bayer promoted it as a revolutionary birth control solution, but women are getting pregnant despite having the device implanted in their fallopian tubes.

Contact our Essure injury attorney or call on 1-800-632-1404 to explore options for filing Essure injury lawsuit and seek compensation and damages for suffering from complications associated with the birth control device.

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