Across the U.S., a growing number of women are reporting that Bayer’s intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena has caused them debilitating, potentially life-threatening health complications. Perhaps the most commonly reported serious side effect associated with Mirena is device migration, a condition that occurs when the IUD moves from the place it was implanted.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered uterine perforation after being implanted with the Mirena IUD, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Mirena and we can help.
What’s the problem?
When this happens, Mirena can perforate the uterus or embed itself into the uterine lining. The IUD has also been found to migrate outside the uterine cavity and cause adhesions or scarring that can lead to infertility and other serious complications. In either case, the patient must undergo emergency corrective surgery to locate and remove the device. Depending on the severity of the injuries, Mirena recipients may require a complete hysterectomy, and more serious side effects may even lead to death.
Mirena Uterine Perforation
Mirena’s label does not warn about the device’s ability to migrate from the implant site, but only states that migration may occur if the uterus is perforated when the IUD is being inserted. In June 2010, the Canadian regulatory agency Health Canada issued a reminder to healthcare providers that Mirena had been linked to numerous reports of uterine perforation. According to the agency, Bayer continues to receive adverse event reports of uterine perforation in women implanted with the Mirena IUD. Many of these cases were not detected during or immediately after the insertion. The risk of uterine perforation may be increased during the post-partum period, during lactation, and in women with abnormal uterine anatomy. Health Canada said that uterine perforation may occur when Mirena is inserted or after the insertion with limited clinical symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of uterine perforation may include:
- Lower abdominal pain
- Heavy bleeding
Uterine perforation and other serious side effects caused by Mirena may require painful revision surgeries to correct. In severe cases, Mirena complications may even lead to death. Although no amount of money can repair the damage done by defective medical devices like Mirena, a lawsuit can help prevent further harm by holding the manufacturer accountable for the injuries their products cause.
Do I Have a Mirena Migration Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Mirena lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Mirena perforation of the uterus cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered uterine perforation after being implanted with the Mirena IUD, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.