Essure Removal Procedures Being Pursued by Women Concerned About Birth Control Implant Complications
As a growing number of women throughout the United States pursue an Essure lawsuit after experiencing painful and debilitating complications caused by the birth control implant, many women who have not yet experienced problems are consulting with doctors about potential Essure removal procedures, after determining that the risks associated with the permanent sterilization device are too great.
Essure implants have been offered in recent years as an out-patient procedure, where bendable coils are placed into the fallopian tubes. The device has been marketed as a safe and effective form of permanent birth control, with scar tissue forming around the coils and blocking the tubes. However, thousands of women have reported suffering sever and debilitating Essure complications and injuries, including:
- Migration of Coils
- Perforation of the Uterus or Fallopian Tubes
- Allergic Reactions
- Severe Abdominal Pain, Infections or Other Problems
In many cases, women who experience these injuries require a total hysterectomy to remove Essure coils, which not only leaves a woman permanently sterile, but also causes major hormonal changes and side effects.
Amid increasing concerns about the risk of Essure procedure side effects, a growing number of doctors are now offering alternative treatments to remove the implant from women who have not yet experienced problems.
Advertisements and websites are popping up online, offering minimally invasive surgery to remove Essure coils for women who are concerned that they may experience complications if the device is left in place.
One of the more common removal procedures involves the use of small incisions to carefully remove the coils from the fallopian tubes. However, this procedure still leaves the woman with a decreased chance of pregnancy because the fallopian tubes are no longer attached to the ovaries.
Another procedure, known as a tubouterine implantation procedure, carries a chance of restoring fertility by saving the healthy portions of the fallopian tubes and reconnecting the ovaries with the uterine cavity.
Lawsuits Over Essure Removal Complications
For women who have suffered an injury before or during an Essure removal procedure, financial compensation may be available through a product liability lawsuit.
The Essure injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for women throughout the United States. It appears that Bayer Healthcare knew or should have known about the unreasonable risks associated with their device, but withheld information from women, doctors and regulators, placing their desire for profits before the safety of consumers.
To determine whether you or a loved one may be eligible to pursue an Essure procedure lawsuit, request a free consultation and case evaluation. All claims are handled by our law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire a lawyer and we receive no attorney fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.