A Long List of Issues
Essure has been linked to the following complications:
- Device expulsion and migration to other areas of the body
- Pain during sexual intercourse as well as menstruation
- Perforated fallopian tubes
Horror stories abound from women who have been harmed due to this device. Lawsuits across the country have been filed, with plaintiffs claiming that Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Essure, failed to properly warn healthcare providers and patients of the potential dangers.
For example, women have reported severe pain and continual bleeding long after having the device implanted, while others have reported pain so severe they have a hard time performing even everyday tasks. In some instances, women have suffered symptoms similar to the flu and their doctors have been unable to get to the true cause of their problem for years. Some women have even had to undergo extensive surgery in order to finally find relief.