There are many options for women who wish to prevent pregnancy or control their periods. So much so, that the options can be overwhelming. Many have concerns about how the birth control could interfere with their hormones, or whether the IUD contains any harmful toxins.
After weighing options or going through the process of trying out different contraception methods, many women experience unpleasant or debilitating symptoms as a result of using contraception. Oral medication, for example, can cause migraines, depression, weight gain or acne. Oral contraception can also be difficult to keep up with since it can be ineffective if you forget to take it just once.
Due to the potential shortcomings of oral contraceptives, many decide to try intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs). IUDs are popular because they last up to five years, require less maintenance and are extremely reliable. The Mirena IUD releases the hormone levonorgestrel to prevent pregnancy. Unfortunately, many women who have used the Mirena IUD have experienced complications and injuries. If you have gone through a similar experience, you may be able to take action and gain back damages.
What are the common complications of the Mirena IUD?
The device has been known to pierce the uterine wall or cervix,, cause ovarian cysts and lead to irregular menstrual bleeding. These issues can potentially lead to ectopic pregnancy, which is a potentially life-threatening condition.
What action can be taken to hold manufacturers liable?
A number of lawsuits have been brought about to hold the manufacturer of Mirena liable, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to the manufacturer requesting that they stop inaccurately advertising their product. If you have suffered an injury, you may be able to take legal action against the manufacturer or against your medical provider.
It is important that you take swift action toif you are injured as a result of using an IUD device.