The Risks and Legal Actions Surrounding Essure, Bayer’s Permanent Birth Control Device

Essure is a permanent birth control device designed for women. Manufactured by Bayer, Essure offers a non-surgical alternative for those seeking a long-term contraception method without the use of additional hormones. However, many individuals who used Essure have reported severe side effects from the product, leading to multiple lawsuits in Canada and the United States.

Essure is inserted into the fallopian tubes by a medical professional. Over time, tissue forms around the device, creating a barrier that prevents pregnancy. When correctly inserted, Essure is said to reduce the chance of becoming pregnant to approximately 0.1%. Its appeal lies in its non-surgical nature and the absence of hormonal fluctuations typically associated with other birth control methods.

Unfortunately, using Essure can allegedly lead to many side effects, many of which can be very serious. Side effects reported from using Essure include:

  1. Chronic abdominal pain: Many women have complained of ongoing and debilitating abdominal pain after the insertion of the Essure device.
  2. Device fragmentation within the patient: In some cases, the Essure device has broken or fragmented inside the patient’s body, leading to further complications.
  3. Organ damage and perforation: Reports of the Essure device causing damage to surrounding organs and perforating tissues have raised serious concerns.
  4. Internal bleeding: Some women have experienced internal bleeding as a result of complications related to the Essure device.
  5. Depression and anxiety: Emotional and psychological symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, have been reported by women affected by Essure.

In the United States, thousands of women have filed individual lawsuits against Bayer, alleging that they have suffered serious injuries and complications due to Essure. The lawsuits claim that Bayer failed to adequately warn about the potential risks associated with the device and that it was defectively designed. These legal actions aim to provide compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages incurred by the affected women.

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James Richards
James Richards
As a member of our class action practice group, I act for survivors harmed by institutional abuses in both class action and individual civil sexual assault claims. I believe that every harmed person deserves to be heard and advocated for.