Essure is a permanent birth control device for women produced and sold by Bayer.
The Essure birth control device is inserted by a medical professional into the fallopian tubes, at which point tissue builds around the device and creates a barrier to prevent pregnancy. If properly inserted, Essure reduces the probability of becoming pregnant to about 0.1%.
Many women were attracted to Essure as a method of permanent birth control as the insertion of Essure does not require a surgical incision and does not involve an excess release of hormones.
However, after being inserted with Essure, many women began reporting severe adverse side effects such as:
These side effects have reportedly occurred as a result of the Essure birth control device breaking, moving or dislodging while still inserted in the patient.
Class action lawsuits have been launched seeking compensation for individuals who have been harmed by Essure birth control devices.
Slater Vecchio LLP is looking to speak with Canadians that were implanted with an Essure birth control device and have experienced complications. Please contact us at using the form on this page so we can assess your eligibility for compensation and see if we can help you.