The Risks of IUD Medical Malpractice
Each year, numerous women choose a type of birth control to help with family planning and unwanted pregnancy. However, complications due to the improper insertion of the birth control method Mirena IUD has resulted in increased cases of medical malpractice. The intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most popular contraceptive choices for several reasons. It is applied once every few years, there are no systemic metabolic effects, and it doesn’t require any additional preparation before intercourse. However, there are also serious risks associated with this birth control method.
IUD medical malpractice can result in severe injury, infection, pregnancy, and even wrongful death.
The application of this contraceptive involves a gynecologist inserting the Mirena IUD and releasing levonorgestrel. This synthetic version of the progestin hormone helps to thicken the mucus of the cervix, which then protects the egg from sperm. It also thins the lining of the uterus, which helps reduce the chances of an implanted fertilized egg. The Mirena IUD can be a very effective method of birth control, but it greatly depends on the skill of the gynecologist performing the procedure.
IUD medical malpractice occurs when a physician fails to warn patients about the potential dangers of the procedure. This negligence of care can result in the improper insertion of the device. This can result in ovarian cysts, vaginitis, bleeding, unwanted pregnancy, uterine perforation, missing strings, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Another instance of IUD medical malpractice is when a physician is unable to locate and remove the IUD. This often occurs after the perforation of the uterus, or when a second IUD is inserted before the first is removed. This may result in severe internal bleeding, infection, and death.
If you have been the victim of IUD medical malpractice, please call Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC for a consultation. Our medical malpractice attorneys are prepared to give you the professional and personal care you need for a complete recovery. We are honored to serve your case!