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Over half of all American women of reproductive age are using birth control in an effort to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Birth control refers to any device, product, or substance used to prevent conception from occurring. There are several different kinds of birth control, one of which is Essure.
What Is Essure?
Essure is a birth control device that is implanted into a woman’s body to prevent conception or pregnancy from happening. The device consists of implantable, flexible coils. These coils are permanently inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes via a catheter. The device has been on the market since 2002.
Can Essure Lead to Needing a Hysterectomy?
Yes, having Essure implanted into their fallopian tubes can lead to a necessary hysterectomy for some women. Once inserted, the coils can cause severe pain, cramping, and infections. Removal of the coils is so complex that many women have only two options for removal:
- Hormone therapy
A woman may elect to have a hysterectomy, which is a procedure to remove the uterus, because of the coils. During the removal procedure, one or more metal pieces from the coils may remain in the fallopian tubes. The remaining piece may have severe consequences, such as a woman enduring multiple infections or harm to a fetus.
What Is an Essure Lawsuit?
An Essure lawsuit is a legal claim filed against the makers of the birth control device, Bayer. This sort of lawsuit typically alleges that Bayer failed to adequately warn women who choose to use Ensure about possible birth control injuries associated with the product. Birth control injuries include infertility, birth defects, and other side effects.
What Category of Law Does an Essure Lawsuit Fall Into?
A lawsuit involving Essure usually falls under product liability. The premise of product liability is for a consumer to recover losses caused by a defective product. A defective product is a type of product that causes injury to an individual. If injured by a defective product, an individual can sue the manufacturer, seller, or retailer for design defect, failure to warn, or manufacturing defect.
Do I Need to Talk to a Lawyer about Filing an Essure Lawsuit?
An injury caused by Essure is typically a very serious, and expensive, injury. Contact a personal injury lawyer about filing an Essure Lawsuit based on your injuries.
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Last Modified: 11-05-2015 02:00 PM PST
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