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Essure Fracture

Essure Fracture

Hundreds of women have been injured by broken pieces of an Essure implant that fractured, perforated organs, failed to prevent pregnancy, or had to be removed with a hysterectomy.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Essure induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a fractured Essure or needed surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Essure Fracture

Essure is a sterilization implant made of a plastic tube about the width of pencil-lead, which is surrounded by two metal coils. Each of these three components can fracture. Fracture is most likely to occur during a difficult implantation procedure. However, Essure can also break after months or years inside a woman’s body.

Complications

Sharp edges of a fractured Essure can puncture the fallopian tube or the uterus. This could cause internal bleeding, organ damage, and allow Essure to migrate into the abdomen. If pregnancy occurs, Essure can also puncture the fetal membrane and cause miscarriage.

Treatment

Broken pieces of Essure do not always cause problems, and doctors sometimes choose to leave them inside a patient’s body rather than risk surgery. For patients who are experiencing problems like chronic pain, a hysterectomy may be necessary. Any pieces left behind or persistent symptoms may need additional surgery.

FDA Reviews Hundreds of Reports of Essure Fracture

From 2002-2015, the FDA received over 5,093 adverse events linked to Essure. According to the safety review, 259 of those events involved “device breakage.” The FDA also said fractured Essure implants could potentially cause chronic pain.

Women Need Surgery After Essure Fractures

KATU News talked to Shannon McOsker, a woman who suffered through eight years of “nightmarish” side effects and “unbearable” pain from Essure:

“[I felt] very bloated from the bellybutton down, extreme exhaustion. You feel like you’re weighted down. My tubes started feeling hotter at certain times of the month. At mid-cycle, they would feel like there’s a curling iron in my tube.”

After undergoing surgery to remove Essure, doctors discovered that it had fractured into two pieces and pierced through her fallopian tube. She had to undergo a complete hysterectomy to remove the pieces.

Another woman from California talked to Cosmopolitan about her complications:

“She had Essure implanted when she was 28, after her third child was born, and suffered through a perforated uterus from a broken Essure coil, resulting in a hysterectomy at 33.”

Do I have an Essure Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Essure induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a fractured Essure or needed surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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