Birth control methods have evolved over the years with the advancement of medical technology. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) have been used since 2000 to prevent pregnancies. Unfortunately, many women have experienced traumatic damages to their reproductive system from defective IUDs.

As of recently, 660 lawsuits have been raised against Mirena IUD, since its inception into the marketplace of birth control options. Mirena is a hormone-based IUD that is meant to prevent pregnancies for up to five years.

Medical complications from Mirena IUD

Women are always at risk for experiencing side-effects when using contraceptives. However, many women have suffered severe medical complications from defective Mirena IUD devices.

These include:

  • Device dislocation
  • Puncturing uterine lining
  • Breast cancer
  • False tumor symptoms (Pseudotumor cerebri)

Regular check-ups to the gynecologist helps screen women for early signs of these types of serious conditions. However, many women have filed lawsuits to argue the maltreatment of the IUD placement or the defectiveness of the product itself.

Legal advocacy

People and products may fail patients at the risk of their overall health, causing long-term medical suffering. Women are advised to seek out legal advocacy to petition restitution on their behalf for the neglect and damages caused. When women and loved-ones speak out against defective products, change is possible. There is no reason others should experience the same fate when the legal system offers a voice to the victims of medical malpractice.