March 9, 2017 | Thornton Law Firm Quick Facts Mirena Reference Guide Generic Name levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system Date Approved 2000 Manufacturer Bayer Inc. Status On the market Approved Uses Intrauterine contraception Serious Side Effects Perforation of the Uterine Wall Migration of the IUD to Outside the Uterus Expulsion of the Mirena IUD Infection 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. For a free evaluation of your case, please contact us by filling out our contact form, or by calling our toll-free number: 1-888-341-1405. Mirena Side Effects Side effects of Mirena may cause the implanted birth control device to move inside the body, potentially resulting in: Perforation of the Uterine Wall Migration of the IUD to Outside the Uterus Expulsion of the Mirena IUD Infection Complications that Result in Surgery to Remove Mirena IUD How we can help Thornton Law Firm LLP has been a leader in investigating and pursuing compensation for consumers who have been injured by defective drugs and medical devices for more than 30 years. We have a team of attorneys dedicated to this complex area of law. We understand your rights, what is at stake, and how to handle medical devices claims from beginning to end. For a free evaluation of your case, please contact us by filling out our online form, or by calling our toll-free number: 1-888-341-1405.