Thursday, May 12, 2016
ESSURE and its POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS
Essure® is a procedure involving permanent fallopian tube implant that has reportedly caused a host of serious side effects and complications in women ranging from chronic pelvic pain to even death.
Essure is a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure, a type of tubal sterilization that does not require an incision. If a woman undergoes the Essure birth control procedure, a softmetal spring-like device wound with synthetic fibers is implanted in her fallopian tubes. The metal part of the device consists of a stainless steel inner coil and an expanding nickel titanium outer coil. The fibers are used to encourage the surrounding tissue to adhere to the device, ultimately creating a barrier of scar tissue intended to block sperm from reaching the eggs.
After thousands of people report complaints and call for Essure to come off the market, the FDA announced it will require Bayer to conduct a clinical study and potentially add a black box warning to Essure boxes. Black box warnings are the FDA’s highest level and indicate that a product may cause death or serious injury.Read more about the FDA’s announcement.
Essure Side Effects
Reports of severe complications following the Essure procedure include:
· Additional surgeries, including hysterectomy to remove the device and repair internal organs
· Autoimmune response to the device, including fatigue, rashes, hair loss and weight gain
· Chronic pelvic pain
· Life-threatening ectopic pregnancy
· Migration of the device or a device component (in some cases, the device may even ‘disappear’ in the body, becoming undetectable even through standard scanning)
· Expulsion of the device
· Perforation or tear of pelvic organs, including uterus or colon
· Severe migraines and allergic reactions to the device or device components
If you or a loved one has suffered similar injuries related to an Essure® , procedure please contact Hall, for a free consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania but represent clients across the state.