Essure® Implant Injuries
NEW FDA WARNING ABOUT PERMANENT FEMALE CONTRACEPTION, ESSURE®
Essure® is a permanent, non-surgical, birth control method for women in which a flexible metal coil is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the fallopian tube. Over time, scar tissue builds up creating a barrier preventing conception.
Since its release in 2000, more than 5,000 women have filed complaints with the FDA concerning side effects such as:
- Additional surgery, including hysterectomy
- Autoimmune response such as fatigue, rash, hair loss, weight gain
- Chronic pain
- Ectopic pregnancies
- Unintended pregnancy
- Migration of the device
On Monday, February 29, 2016, the FDA announced it will require a new “black box warning” label for Essure®—the highest warning available to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks. The manufacturer of Essure® recently announced that it would discontinue sales of Essure® in the United States prior to December 31, 2018.
If you have an Essure® implant and have suffered an injury, call us at 1-800-LundyLaw