Some women who reverse Essure do it in an effort to have children naturally; others may need to remove Essure coils after suffering complications from the birth control device. In either case, removing the contraceptive is a difficult procedure that has its own significant health risks.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by an Essure removal procedure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Update: Essure Study Receives New FDA Protocol
December 20, 2018 – FDA on Thursday issued an update on new steps to revise Bayer’s post-marketing study of its Essure birth control device, to ensure that accurate long-term safety data is collected following removal of the IUD from the U.S. marketplace. The trial will now follow women who were implanted with Essure for 5 years instead of the initially requested 3, giving the FDA “longer-term information on adverse risks of the device, including issues that may lead women to have the device removed.”
How Is Essure Removed?
While the Essure insertion is done vaginally and without anesthesia, surgery and general anesthesia are required to remove the implant. When the Essure device is inserted into the fallopian tube, a barrier wall of tissue is formed to block sperm from reaching the egg. Within 3 months the device is embedded into the walls of the fallopian tubes. Essure reversal surgery is done in order to safely remove all 3 components of the device and any coil fragments.
Essure Removal Complications
- Women who wish to get pregnant may not be able to
- Scar tissue may develop in the Fallopian tubes
- Nearby organs may be injured
How Expensive is the Essure Reversal Procedure?
The cost to remove the Essure contraceptive is anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000, depending on the severity of complications and type of surgery. Many insurance plans cover part or all of the procedure; contact your healthcare provider for more information.
In addition to the problems with removal of Essure birth control, the contraceptive has been linked to complications including:
- Migration of device outside of Fallopian tubes
- Allergic reactions
- Fracturing of the device
- Perforation of Fallopian tubes
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Unwanted pregnancy
Bayer to Remove Essure from Global Market
Bayer announced in July 2018 plans to take Essure off the market permanently, citing declining sales of the contraceptive, according to CNN. An analysis of federal data shows that between August 2013 and December 2017, the company paid 11,850 doctors $2.5 million related to Essure for consulting fees and similar services.
Do I have an Essure Removal Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Essure removal lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems after Essure removal surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.