A 35-year-old mother of nine has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital, three doctors and two nurses alleging that they sterilized her against her will. The lawsuit claims that this violated her reproductive rights. The woman has nine children aged 3 to 21 and claims that the doctors were supposed to implant an intrauterine device, which is a kind of reversible birth control, after she gave birth to her soon. However, the mother alleges that a permanent sterilization known as tubal litigation was performed. This left her mentally distraught and incapable of bearing more children. The mother is upset because there was no medical reason for the procedure and she did not sign consent for a tubal litigation. Written consent is required by federal law for at least 30 days in advance for all patients who want a permanent sterilization procedure. This type of medical error is but another form of medical malpractice. To read more into the forced sterilization, please click the link.