You may be eligible to file a lawsuit for complications after Essure if you have experienced one of the following:
- Need for Hysterectomy
- Essure Device Puncturing Surrounding Organs
- Giving Birth to Stillborn Child
- Essure Device Failure
- Essure Rejection
- Uterine Polyps
- Eptopic Pregnancy
- Potentially Fatal Internal Bleeding
- Ruptured Fallopian Tube
- Migration of Essure Coils
- Excessive, Prolonged Menstrual Bleeding
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Need for Repeat Surgery
- Large Group Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms and Hair Loss
There have been several recent news stories highlighting some of the severe health complications associated with the use of Essure. A July 14, 2015 article on the website of National Public Radio (NPR) detailed the story of an Illinois woman who said her body had been “permanently ruined inside and out” after the device was inserted.
The woman told NPR that she had experienced a wide range of symptoms soon after her Essure was inserted in 2010. These included digestive problems, fatigue, migraine headaches, abdominal pain, hair loss and many others. She later found a Facebook group that contained nearly 20,000 women who had gone through health complications after using the device.
According to the article, the Essure device has been inserted in approximately 750,000 women. Since approving Essure, the FDA has received about 5,000 reports of medical issues associated with the device. In more than 400 of them, doctors or patients reported that the coils of the Essure migrated to other areas of the reproductive system. There were five reports of fetuses dying after the device failed to prevent a pregnancy.
On October 13, 2015, The New York Times reported the results of a study of more than 50,000 women who had the Essure inserted from 2005-2013. Those women, according to the study, were 10 times more likely to need a repeat surgery within a year than women who had their fallopian tubes tied.
The Times also reported the story of a social worker who dealt with health problems for six years after having an Essure device inserted in 2008. In addition to painful menstrual bleeding that lasted anywhere from 10-15 days a month, she also had extreme fatigue and painful intercourse.
After consulting several physicians, she had a hysterectomy performed in 2015. Both the surgeon and a pathologist told her that after her uterus was removed and examined, it was found that the Essure device had migrated into the uterus and was surrounded by scar tissue.