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OB/GYN Litigated Against for Negligent Implantation of Essure IUD

Cody Porcoro

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on October 31, 2017

A forty year-old mother was recommended the Essure device as a means of permanent birth control, but she suffered severe ramifications; not only did she become pregnant, but her uterus was injured. The mother’s Mirena contraceptive was replaced by her gynecologist with a set of Essure coils, and the patient was informed that the coils would need three months to be effective, but was allegedly not prescribed any form of ‘bridge,’ or transitional, contraception for that period. Though the patient used over-the-counter contraception, she became pregnant with her sixth child one month after the Essure device had been placed. Consequent diagnostic studies stated that the device had migrated from the original implantation site and perforated the mother’s uterus, causing her to go into surgery while two months pregnant to repair her uterine wall.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Should this patient have received bridge birth control therapy to prevent unwanted pregnancy?
  • 2. Is it within the standard of care to perforate the uterus and not properly secure such devices?

Expert Witness Response E-000170

It sounds as though the insertion procedure for this device was negligent, and the patient absolutely needed some kind of contraception as a bridge.

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