Claims Facing Essure Birth Control

Thousands of women have used the Essure Permanent Birth Control System as an alternative to surgical birth control, including tubal ligation. By opting for the two metal coils forming a barrier of scar tissue in the fallopian tubes, Essure is reportedly 99.83% effective in preventing pregnancy.


However, patients have claimed life altering injuries and side effects, such as:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infection
  • Migration
  • Perforation
  • Puncture
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives pre-market approval for Essure
Essure has its first lawsuit filed against it in Philadelphia, after a patient experienced the device migrating
In January, a citizen's petition is taken to the courts, requesting that the FDA investigates the effects of Essure in greater detail
This petition is responded to in March, when the FDA sends a complaint to be reviewed by the United States Office of Compliance
A public Obstetrics and Gynecology Device Panel discussion about Essure is held by the FDA
It is announced by the FDA that Essure will require a black box warning regarding the safety issues, including perforation of the uterus and or fallopian tubes, intra-abdominal or pelvic device migration, and persistent pain

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What Is Essure?

Essure is a prescription-only, non-hormonal form of permanent birth control system sold by Bayer. Used as an alternative to female sterilization procedures, this system consists of two flexible stainless steel, Nickel titanium, and polyethylene coils, which are inserted into the fallopian tubes by a doctor. There have been approximately 750,000 women who have used the Essure system in order...

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Further Lawsuit Information

In August 2016, a California judge ruled that select lawsuits against Essure Permanent Birth Control System will proceed, despite Bayer’s attempts to have these cases dismissed. Cases in Pennsylvania and Illinois are also moving forward. This allows thousands more women who may have been affected by Essure to come forward. If you, or someone you love, has experienced severe...

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Women With Cases Filed Against Bayer

In July 2012, Tanya De La Paz had an Essure procedure, which resulted in her being taken to a hospital because one of her fallopian tubes had perforated, and caused bleeding. She had a second...

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