Mirena IUD Complications
More than 2 million women in the U.S. have opted to use the Mirena IUD for birth control, and it appears that the device is becoming increasingly popular. However, while it has been represented as a safe, effective and convenient method of contraception, thousands of women are currently pursuing Mirena lawsuits after allegedly sustaining Mirena IUD complications that have had serious consequences for their health and wellbeing. Southern Med Law is currently representing women in Mirena IUD lawsuits, and our Firm is offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to anyone who has experienced serious Mirena IUD complications related to this device, including:
- Spontaneous Migration
- Uterine Perforations
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Organ Damage
If you or a woman you care about endured pain and suffering because of these or any other Mirena IUD complications, please contact Southern Med Law today. Our legal staff will do everything possible on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Serious Mirena Injuries
The Mirena IUD is a small, plastic t-shaped device that is implanted into the uterus during a doctor’s office visit. Once inserted, it releases a synthetic progestin called levonorgestrel, and can remain in place for up to five years. According to statistics from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), more than 59,200 complaints regarding Mirena IUD complications, some of them serious, have been tallied by the agency since 2004. The most troubling reports detail instances of uterine perforations and migration.
Other Mirena IUD complications include:
- Spontaneous Mirena Migration: Spontaneous migration occurs when a Mirena IUD becomes dislodged from its position in the uterus long after it has been correctly inserted by a healthcare provider. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals claims that migration is uncommon, and the Mirena label only states that it may occur if the uterus is perforated due to insertion. Women who have filed Mirena lawsuits dispute this, and allege that Bayer has failed to adequately warn about the possibility for spontaneous IUD migration and related side effects.
- Uterine Perforation: When the Mirena IUD migrates, it can become embedded in the uterine wall, and even cause a uterine perforation. This can result in internal scarring, infection or damage to other organs, and may require a risky surgery to locate and remove the IUD.
- Mirena Ectopic Pregnancy: If a Mirena IUD becomes dislocated, it may fail to prevent pregnancy. In such cases, a woman is more likely to experience an ectopic pregnancy, which occurs outside of the uterus, most likely in the fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy will not survive, and puts a woman’s fertility, and even her life, at risk.
- Miscarriage: If a woman does become pregnant while using a Mirena IUD, the device will need to be removed in order to reduce the risk of miscarriage. However, if Mirena has migrated, it may be more difficult and risky to locate and remove the IUD.
- Other Mirena Complications: If a Mirena IUD migrates, it may move outside the uterus and into the abdominal cavity, leading to the development of scar tissue or adhesions, infections, blockages, and organ perforations.
Legal Help for Victims of Mirena IUD Complications
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made Southern Med Law an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. If your life has been devastated because of Mirena IUD complications please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation Mirena IUD complications lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.