The information provided on this page is informational only. Thornton Law Firm LLP is no longer accepting Mirena IUD cases.
Mirena Reference Guide
- levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system
- Bayer Inc.
- On the market
- Intrauterine contraception
Serious Side Effects
- Perforation of the Uterine Wall
- Migration of the IUD to Outside the Uterus
- Expulsion of the Mirena IUD
- Complications that Result in Surgery to Remove Mirena IUD
Side Effects Could Lead To Perforation Lawsuits
The Mirena IUD (Intra-Uterine Device) was introduced by Bayer and approved by the FDA in 2000 as a long-acting form of birth control that is inserted into the uterus to disrupt the egg and sperm. The device also releases the progestin levonorgestrel, which further acts to prevent pregnancy by keeping the woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs.
Although Mirena has been promoted as a safe and reversible form of birth control women may face an unreasonable risk of problems, such as spontaneous migration and uterine perforation.
It is alleged that Bayer Inc., the maker of Mirena, used deceptive tactics to market Mirena and as a result, many women were left unaware of its potential risks and complications, some of which are very serious.
Mirena injuries can be extremely painful, and may impact the lives of victims and their families for years or more. Mirenas’ complications may include uterine perforation, pelvic inflammatory disease, irregular bleeding, and amenorrhea.
Mirena Side Effects
Side effects of Mirena may cause the implanted birth control device to move inside the body, potentially resulting in: