In the past, when women decided they would rather not have children, the only permanent solution was tubal ligation surgery. The Essure birth control device was designed as a permanent birth control solution that doesn’t require invasive surgical procedures. However, a significant number of patients using the device have experienced severe product defects that have affected their quality of life.
If you or a loved one have experienced any negative life-changing symptoms after having an Essure permanent birth control device placed inside them, you may be able to sue the manufacturers of the device. Contact the defective product attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates at (888) 353-5513 for a free case review.
Procedure and Side Effects
Essure birth control devices are inserted into the fallopian tubes with a catheter, in a 10-minute procedure that does not require general anesthetic or surgery. The device is similar in shape to a conical spring, and blocks the passage of ova through the fallopian tubes.
Soon after the device was introduced, women who underwent the procedure began complaining of serious side effects. These included:
- Chronic pain
- Punctured organs
- Weight gain
- Symptoms of autoimmune disease
- Suicidal thoughts
Additionally, over 600 women have reported getting pregnant after the device was inserted, and Essure devices have been linked to several reported deaths. Recent studies from the British Medical Journal have found that Essure devices are no more effective than surgery, but are ten times more likely to require a secondary procedure. The FDA recently chose to review the device’s safety as reports of harmful side effects grew.
South Carolina Essure Defect Lawyers
When you or a family member is hurt by a defective medical device, this can have a detrimental effect on your personal health, finances, and income. You may need to pay for treatment and rehabilitation, you can lose wages from missing work, and you could experience recurring side effects that can never go away.
To secure compensation for these injuries, you should contact the defective products lawyers at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, serving Lexington, Columbia, and communities throughout South Carolina. Our lawyers have extensive experience with product liability lawsuits, and will be happy to review your case for free. Call us at (888) 353-5513.