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Women say adverse medical events linked to Essure birth control

Texans should keep this in mind when choosing to use a particular drug or medical device: just because a drug or device is approved by the Food and Drug Administration does not necessarily mean the product is safe.

Reports have surfaced that a medical device meant to permanently prevent pregnancy may be causing serious health problems for thousands of women. Rather than undergo the invasive procedure of having their fallopian tubes tied, many women who didn't want to have children opted for the less expensive procedure of having Essure coils inserted in their fallopian tubes.

But now women who have undergone the procedure have reported problems such as headaches, rashes, bloating and allergic reactions to nickel in the metal coils. There have even been cases of the coils breaking.

The Essure device, which is manufactured by a company owned by Bayer, has been approved by the FDA, but the agency has now received at least 838 reports of adverse events linked to Essure, and one woman's death may have in part been caused by the product.

Earlier this year, Essure coils were implanted in the woman's fallopian tubes, and she was eventually admitted to an emergency room after complaining of abdominal pain. It was then discovered that the tissues of her fallopian tubes, cervix and uterus were dying. Then the woman's kidneys failed, and she passed away in August.

Bayer declined to comment on the possibility of a direct link between Essure and the woman's death, but that the report went to the FDA is significant.

If Texans believe their injuries or the injuries of a loved one were caused by a defective medical device, it may be a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney to assess the value of a possible claim.

Source: wxyz.com, "Essure birth control: Woman dies, report filed with FDA on Essure coils," Heather Catallo, Oct. 24, 2013

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