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Mother, Essure Patient Shares Her Struggles with Birth Control Implant

Sep 19, 2018

One of the women who joined in the class action lawsuit against Bayer over the permanent birth control implant Essure recently spoke out about the impact the implant has caused on her life.

“It has ruined my life completely and I really regret ever having it done,” said Nadi Nour, 41, a sales consultant and mother of three from Adelaide, Australia. “Each day has becoming a living hell because of these horrible side effects.”

She had the device implanted in her back in 2010, and in the eight years since stated that she’s gained a considerable amount of weight, suffers from severe pain after having sex, a reduced libido, cramps, chronic fatigue, migraines, depression, incontinence, and monthly bladder infections. These issues started appearing just months after the initial surgery.

“In just three months I'd gained 22lbs (10kg), which went up to 66lbs in the 18 months following the procedure,” she said. “I was doing everything right and there was no reason for me to be piling on the weight. It was so depressing. I've also become severely incontinent following the implant. Even after three kids, I never had problems with bladder control.”

Nour looked into the implant after deciding that her third child would be her last. A friend who had a positive experience with Essure recommended it to her, and after speaking with her doctor decided that it was the best option.

“I decided to talk to my doctor,” she said. “It seemed better than a hysterectomy because there was little to no recovery period. It sounded perfect. They just said it was a titanium rod that would stop me from ever getting pregnant.”

Nour is one of tens of thousands of women across the globe who have reported serious side effects caused by Essure. Some of the most dangerous and common side effects people have dealt with include:

  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Perforated organs
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Allergic reactions to nickel
  • Migraine headaches
  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Device displacement
  • Device breakage
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue

While Bayer, the product’s manufacturer denies that its product is the cause of these life-changing side effects, it has pulled or is in the process of pulling Essure from shelves in countries like the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the UK, and more.

If you suffered serious side effects caused by the permanent birth control implant Essure, contact our Houston product liability attorneys at Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman today. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling lawsuits for people seriously injured because of a defective product, and will use that knowledge to help you fight for and secure the maximum compensation possible. Call us at (888) 367-7160 today to discuss your situation over the phone, or send us your information through our online form to set up a free consultation with a member of our firm.

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