Product News and Recalls

Women Look to Essure Removal Procedures for Relief

Essure removal procedures are becoming more popular as reports of complications arising from the implant have been increasing.  Situations where Essure migrates to other parts of the body have become a popular online topic discussion, with a recent Essure complication report even noting that the birth control device traveled from the patient’s uterine tubes all the way to her abdomen.

Essure is a surgery-free and hormone-free form of permanent birth control for women. This method of birth control is an option for women who do not want to undergo a tubal ligation (getting your tubes tied) but wish to receive a permanent method of birth control.

The Essure method creates a wall by placing metal and fiber coils within the fallopian tubes. After time, scar tissue grows around the coils and creates a wall between sperm and eggs. By acting as a barrier, the scar tissue created through the Essure method prevents pregnancy.

Though this product is designed to remain permanently inside a patient once implanted, more and more women are looking into Essure removal procedures in an attempt to resolve a lot of their ailments. Complaints to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about Essure have escalated in the past year. Essure injuries reported by women implanted with this device include pain, bleeding, menstrual irregularities, fatigue, weight fluctuations, and potential nickel allergy.

Essure is manufactured by Conceptus, Inc., which was acquired by Bayer in 2013. Bayer is also the manufacturer of the popular hormonal intrauterine device, Mirena, and currently the focus of many lawsuits throughout the country. Mirena has caused a variety of physical injuries including perforation of the uterus, and infections.  Like Mirena, Essure migrates to other parts of the body.

Lopez McHugh is currently involved in a variety of birth control lawsuits, including Mirena. If you or a loved one has suffered from complications resulting from a birth control implant, please contact Lopez McHugh. We are here to discuss your options, and have your questions answered by a qualified attorney, with no obligation.