Essure is marketed as permanent birth control you can get without having surgery. It's meant to be cheaper, easier and safer than getting your tubes tied. Here is what the FDA site says about this product:
During the procedure, two metal coils are placed inside the Fallopian tubes. Over the next three months, scar tissue is supposed to amass around the coils, blocking conception.
It's been around since 2002. According to the manufacturer, about 750,000 have had it implanted to date.
Since 2004, 838 women and doctors filed complaints as 'Adverse Events' with the Food and Drug Administration.
Team 10 found:
-- There were 150 complaints where the coils broke or miss-fired;
-- Even more complaints detail the device moving or puncturing the fallopian tube;
-- 80 women became pregnant;
-- 91 reported having hysterectomies to remove the device.
Talk with us if you had this product placed in your body, and now have injuries you think are caused by it.