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Essure may cause Texas women serious injuries

Houston women have quite a few birth control options available. Each has its own drawbacks, and there is not one birth control that is right for every woman. One birth control that has been heavily advertised to women is called Essure. But, it may have serious side effects that women may not be aware of and may be considered a defective medical device.

Essure has been advertised all over the media lately as a safe and permanent birth control for women. Essure is metal coils that are inserted in both fallopian tubes. These coils block the sperm from reaching the eggs and preventing pregnancy. The birth control is intended to be permanent and gets stuck in the scar tissue. The company advertises the birth control as a quick and painless procedure that is nonsurgical. The device can be implanted at a doctor's office in as little as 10 minutes. But, for women who have received Essure, there have been many complaints.

Some of the complications that have arisen from Essure include the coils leaving the fallopian tubes and migrated into other parts of the body, pregnancy, distended stomachs, rashes, heavy periods and even pain. Victims have also developed ovarian cysts, allergies and blood diseases.

Doctors are trained to insert the device by an Essure sales representative with no medical training. There have also been reports of doctors who have ignored their patient's complaints and may alter medical records. If a person believes they have suffered from the Essure birth control, they may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in drugs and medical devices. An attorney can investigate medical records and the medical device to see what happened to cause the serious injury and who is responsible. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

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