Bayer’s Essure® System for Permanent Birth Control consists of a metal spring-like device that is permanently implanted in the fallopian tube utilizing a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure that does not require an incision. The metal part of the device consists of a stainless steel inner coil and an expanding nickel titanium outer coil. The device also includes fibers to adhere the device to surrounding tissue, ultimately creating scar tissue to prevent fertilization and pregnancy.
After thousands of women reported complaints of complications, in October 2016, the FDA required Bayer to add a Black Box Warning to the Essure® label. Black box warnings are the FDA’s highest level of warning, indicating that a product may cause death or serious injury. As of the end of 2018, Bayer stopped selling the Essure® System for Permanent Birth Control in and outside of the United States.
Although the Essure® System for Permanent Birth Control was promoted as safe for birth control, lawsuits allege that the Essure system causes severe complications. Complications include:
- Perforaton of uterus and colon
- Device expulsion
- Device migration
- Additional surgeries to remove the Essure device and to repair injury to internal organs
- Allergic reactions
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Fetal death
- Autoimmune system complications, including hair loss, fatigue, rash, weight gain
- Chronic pelvic pain
Lawsuits have been filed throughout the country against Bayer relating to defective Essure® Devices.
In addition to filing cases on behalf of individual clients, Hausfeld has been on the front lines of the Essure® litigation. Attorney Steven Rotman currently serves on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for cases coordinated in California state court.
What can I do if I have been injured by an Essure® System for Permanent Birth Control?
If you feel that an Essure® System for Permanent Birth Control may have caused an injury to you or a loved one, you need an attorney and an independent medical expert to review your case. Please contact Angel Dorsey for a confidential case review.