Birth control helps protect a woman’s health and her financial situation. By giving her control over when she might conceive, birth control allows her to plan her pregnancies and her family.
Some forms of birth control require a lot more effort than others. For example, many birth control pills require that someone take the medication at the same time every single day without missing or delaying a dose. Even a few hours could compromise how effective the birth control is. Compared to that, an intrauterine device (IUD) is very low maintenance. After a doctor inserts it, it could potentially continue to prevent pregnancy for as long as seven years.
Unfortunately, women with the Mirena brand IUD could suffer one of the three noteworthy medical complications mentioned below.
An ectopic pregnancy
When sperm fertilizes an egg, the resulting embryo isn’t really a viable fetus until it implants in the uterine wall. After implantation, the fetus will begin to derive nutrition from the mother and rapidly develop.
IUDs largely work by disrupting the uterine lining and preventing implantation. Although Marina also uses low levels of hormones to prevent pregnancy, the hormones can fail.
A woman could potentially develop an ectopic pregnancy due to using an IUD for birth control, which involves the fetus implanting in a different part of the body such as the fallopian tubes. Left untreated, an ectopic pregnancy can cause permanent sterility or death.
A migrating IUD
For the IUD to work and be safe, the doctor must insert it through the cervix is so that it has contact with the uterine wall. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the IUD will remain in place.
A migrating IUD can cause extreme pain and might even cause severe side effects like uterine rupture. Additionally, it will not be effective as birth control because it will not consistently disrupt the uterine wall, increasing a woman’s risk of an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy.
Severe pain after placement
When properly inserted in an otherwise healthy woman, an IUD is supposed to be painless and effective. If there are mistakes during the insertion process or if the woman has undiagnosed reproductive health issues, her physical reaction to the implantation may not be positive. She may experience crippling pain that only ends after the removal of the IUD.
Women who have endured some of these negative consequences from a Mirena IUD may want to take legal action because of the physical and emotional suffering they have endured. Filing a civil lawsuit can be a way for women hurt by defective birth control to pursue justice.