Over the past decade, there have been nearly 50,000 reports of women suffering injuries from using Mirena’s intrauterine device (IUD) as their form of birth control. The devices, which are implanted in the uterus, have been linked to the device sold by Bayer Corporation.
The most serious potential injury from the IUD is an ectopic pregnancy, wherein the pregnancy occurs outside the womb. There is also the possibility of the device moving from its implanted location, the device becoming embedded in the wall of the uterus, and various other potentially-injurious conditions, along with a host of side effects such as inflammation and infection.
IUDs carry with them a host of risks that can cause medical complications and injury. IUDs have been shown to cause such complications as benign ovarian cysts, menstrual problems, premature birth or miscarriage of a pregnancy occurs while the IUD is implanted, and perforation of the womb.
There is also the risk that a doctor will refuse to remove the IUD if the woman desires it. Two years ago in Virginia a woman filed a medical malpractice suit against a gynecologist who refused to remove her IUD. The device was eventually found in her abdomen. Doctors who refuse to perform the removal surgery are engaging in a serious breach of medical propriety.
Various birth control methods all carry with them risks and dangers, and all of these products can malfunction in some way or another. My law firm has given special attention to the side effects and dangers of the NuvaRing, so we’re familiar with the ways in which birth control products can injure consumers. The makers of the Mirena IUD are being sued for the negligence that caused their dangerous product, and we support the victims of the product failure for seeking just compensation. Before trying any birth control product, consumers should research the risks and dangers associated with it to ensure they will not be harmed.