One of the most popular forms of birth control may not be as safe as women and their doctors were led to believe. The FDA has received over 70,000 Mirena complaints since 2000, and 4,775 women have reported “device dislocation.”
The complications of IUD migration can be severe. Sara, a mother of three, reported that she went to the doctor with severe abdominal pain. X-rays revealed the IUD had migrated into her abdomen, outside the uterus. It had to be removed surgically. Another court case involves a woman whose Mirena IUD migrated into her rib cage. Doctors had to break her sternum to remove the device in a surgical procedure similar to what patients undergo during open heart surgery.
Mirena IUD migration can lead to serious complications including the risk of uterine perforation, the risk of abscesses developing from the uterine perforation, infections, the need for surgical removal, and possible hysterectomy. After using Mirena, some women have experienced chronic episodes of pelvic inflammatory disease. Others have become infertile.
Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Bayer. Some of the complaints include allegations that Bayer misled the public about Mirena’s safety and effectiveness. The FDA has issued two warnings to Bayer for exaggerating Mirena’s efficacy while not adequately communicating information about the risks of using the IUD device.
If you have experienced complications from using Mirena, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a Mirena IUD migration lawsuit. The Levensten Law Firm is among the nations top mass law tort firms. We will use our almost 20 years of experience to fight for you. Contact us to learn more.