Lawsuits are being filed nationwide on behalf of women alleging that they were injured by Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) IUD. The lawsuits typically allege that Mirena causes two undisclosed and serious kinds of injuries:
Mirena can reportedly perforate the uterus, tearing through the cervix or wall of the uterus. From there, Mirena can move to neighboring parts of the body, such as the pelvic cavity or abdominal cavity. This can result in pain, internal scarring, and serious infection.
Reportedly, Mirena can spontaneously dislodge from the uterus and migrate to other parts of the body, causing pain and injuries there.
Both injuries appear able to occur even years after Mirena was properly inserted. Following perforation or migration, surgery may be required to remove Mirena. Furthermore, Mirena may no longer provide effective birth control after perforation or migration, yet it might not be immediately clear that one of these has occurred- especially since women may not suspect that these injuries could result from Mirena.
Perforation and migration are not the only serious injuries that can result from Mirena. Other complications include Mirena embedding in the wall of the uterus, ectopic pregnancy (where the embryo implants outside the uterus), and pelvic inflammatory disease, in addition to a number of other known side effects.
Injured by Mirena?
If you suffered an injury as a result of Mirena, you may have a right to financial compensation for your injuries. To discuss your legal rights with one of our Mirena lawyers, call us toll-free at (866) 981-4800 or fill out the form to your right. All consultations are confidential and free.