Bayer thought it was protected from personal injury lawsuits involving its permanent contraceptive device Essure, but women who allege they were injured by the birth control method are demanding their day in court. Essure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 and remains the only non-surgical permanent birth control device on the market. It consists of two nickel alloy coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. Over a few weeks, the body builds up scar tissue around the coils, which form a natural barrier preventing the sperm from fertilizing the egg. Essure is intended to ... Read More
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