Hysterectomy | Essure Problems | Essure Lawyers
The common side effects, Essure Problems, for women with the Essure contraceptive implant include discomfort, abdominal pain and heavy bleeding, but the impact they have on these women are far from common. Patients were told that these side effects could last for a day or two. In reality, some women are never free from the side effects. A full year after the device was implanted, some women still report terrible abdominal pain, irregular bleeding and discomfort. In too many unfortunate cases, the patient needed to undergo a full hysterectomy in order to remove the device.
In one particular instance, a mother in her mid twenties from Florida was forced to get a hysterectomy in order to remove the permanent contraceptive implant from her body. She recalls the intensity of the abdominal pain and was quoted saying, “I remember telling my husband every night before bed to please check on me and make sure I keep breathing, cause I would go to bed every night scared to death I wasn’t going to wake up the next morning.”
Essure Removal Options
If injuries sustained from the Essure device persist and removal is needed, there are alternatives to a full hysterectomy. Essure can also be removed through tubal reversal surgery. Robotic surgery is also an option, but the safety of which is a topic for debate among professionals. This alternative is high risk because the robotic arm poses a chance of fracturing the Essure coil, leading to fragmentation and spreading pieces throughout the body. The Essure device was intended to be permanent, therefore no assured safe method of removal exists.
Other hysterectomy options exist other than a total laparoscopic hysterectomy, or ‘full’ hysterectomy. While not all recipients of Essure require removal via hysterectomy, it unfortunately may be a possibility. Vaginal hysterectomies are generally easier on the patient and doctor alike, however they are not the best for removing the Essure Device. Vaginal hysterectomies have a faster recovery time, but limit the surgeon’s access to the fallopian tubes where the Essure device is embedded. The primary concern with vaginal hysterectomies is they may need to be switched to an abdominal surgery if the doctor is unable to remove a very large uterus or areas of endometriosis, adenomyosis or scar tissue.
Unglesby + Williams | Essure Problems | Essure Lawyers
The mere fact that women who some received Essure have to consider hysterectomy options is unacceptable. Unglesby + Williams is at the forefront of Essure litigation fighting Bayer in the courts on behalf of over 1000 women. No one should have to get an unexpected hysterectomy, especially on top of the suffering caused by the Essure device. If you or someone you know has been injured or experiencing side effects from the ESSURE Birth Control Implant, Contact Unglesby + Williams online or call 844-ESSURE-LAW today.