Essure® is a permanent less invasive surgical sterilization utilized for women. The coil is inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes to induce inflammation and causes non-cancerous fibrotic ingrowth. It is generally held in place by flexible stainless steel intercoils. Once it is placed, the ingrowth continues over a period of months resulting in a blockage of the fallopian tubes. Doctors have reported various adverse events with the Essure® device, including coils breaking off of the device, coils migrating from the fallopian tube, and coils puncturing the fallopian tube. There are allegations that a subsidiary of Bayer Corporation, Conceptus, Inc., failed to warn of side effects, including the puncturing of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes, stomach and abnormal bleeding. Manufacturers of medical devices have a duty to warn of side effects that are known or reasonably should be known. This information is also legally required to be submitted to the Food & Drug Administration prior to product approval.
If you or a member of your family has suffered from a perforation, punctured uterine walls, or other side effects of Essure®, you or your family member may be entitled to compensation. Patients are entitled to be compensated for injuries from any other medical device or prescription drug where the manufacturer failed to fully and properly warn of side effects of the medical device or medication. If you or a family member have been injured by a medical device, including Essure®, contact the patient lawyers at Patberg Law Firm, 1-800-471-6880 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website at www.pcglawfirm.com.