Mirena IUD: Goodbye Everyday Pill, Hello Permanent Damage

The Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a popular contraceptive used by thousands of women across the US. It is a T-shaped plastic device that is inserted up into the uterus. It has a plastic sting which is tied to the end of the IUD which hangs down through the cervix into the vagina. This string is what allows the doctor to remove the device. It also allows the patient to feel that the IUD is in place. Along with many other birth control options, the IUD works hormonally. It releases a type of progestin which thickens the cervical mucus thus preventing the sperm from reaching or fertilizing the egg. This device is often the preferred contraceptive because it eliminates a need to take a daily pill. Many women enjoy this option because once it is inserted it can prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. As brilliant as this sounds, the Mirena IUD has also been shown to cause severe complications in many women. In some the device has been known to migrate to other parts of the body. In some cases the device perforates or breaks through the uterus wall and lodges into the abdomen, causing a variety of other medical issues. For some the migrations and/or perforation of the device even causes permanent pain and damage.

Legal Commentary
Our firm has represented many individuals and families who have become victim to the complications of the Mirena IUD. If you or a loved one have experienced complications because of this contraceptive device, we encourage you to consult with one of our IUD attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead IUD lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing IUD victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Reference


Thrasybule, L. (Photographer). (2011, June 24). Doctors: IUDs Deserve Another Look [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/07/22/137370047/doctors-iuds-deserve-another-look

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