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Essure Birth Control Linked to Adverse Side Effects, Receives Black Box Warning

Have you been affected by Essure Birth Control?

It has recently come to light that Essure, a non-surgical method of permanent birth control, has had adverse effects on those who elected to undergo the procedure. In fact, the FDA has mandatated that a "black box warning" be added to the label. A black box warning is the strongest warning by the FDA, and is "designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks," according to the FDA website.

Essure is the only non-surgical and permanent form of sterilization for women that no longer want to have children. The procedure involves the implantation of two flexible Essure coils that are inserted through the vagina and uterus and are placed inside each fallopian tube. After the procedure, tissue will form around the inset which in turn forms a barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the eggs. Unlike a tubal ligation, there is no surgical incisions required with Essure Birth Control.

The product was approved by the FDA in 2002 and since becoming available, approximately 750,000 women have received Essure as their form of birth control.

Since 2002, there have been thousands of complications from the device, including chronic pain and bleeding. Some other alleged complications can include headaches, menstrual irregularities, depression, weight gain and fluctuation. These serious side effects can dibilitate a woman and create more harm than other effective forms of birth control.

We are currently looking into cases regarding Essure birth control. If you or a loved one has suffered complications related to Essure Birth Control please contact the Chiozza Law Firm for a free consultation.

Our attorneys have experience in the practice areas of medical malpractice, product liability and personal injury, and can work to help you recover what is lost when you've experienced injury or suffering due to a medical product not performing to it's intended capabilities.

To speak with our Memphis attorneys, fill out our online form or call us at 901-526-9494 today. 

Posted by Brian Chiozza at 7:40 AM

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