When you decide the time is right for a permanent form of birth control, you want a sterilization method or device that’s safe and effective. However, thousands of women who used the Essure birth control implant claimed the device caused serious side effects, including:
- severe back aches
- perforated organs
- extreme pelvic pain and bleeding
In some cases, women still became pregnant after using the device, and some needed a hysterectomy to have the implant removed because it had migrated to another part of the body.
The Essure device consists of two metal coils, each one implanted into a fallopian tube. The coils cause inflammation, and then scar tissue develops to prevent fertilization. Once considered a breakthrough alternative to surgical sterilization, the Essure implant is now the focus of many lawsuits. Additionally, in early 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required the manufacturer to add a “black box warning” label for Essure—the agency’s strongest caution—to call attention to the serious and life-threatening risks of the device.
If you received the Essure implant and became pregnant or sustained serious injury, you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer for your medical bills, lost wages if you’ve needed time off work, and other losses. Call the McGartland Law Firm at the number on your screen for a free consultation to discuss recovering damages. Because there is a time limit for filing a complaint, you should call us right away.