About 270 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in courts in New Jersey and New York, according to recent reports by legal experts. The lawsuits have linked Mirena IUDs to an increased risk of complications, including internal injuries and pregnancy complications.
The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 60,000 complaints about complications from Mirena since 2008. In addition to common complaints such as pain or bleeding, many Mirena users have experienced a migration of the IUD inside their body. When Mirena migrates after is placed by a healthcare professional, it can cause internal injuries, including uterine perforation, organ damage, or other complications.
Women who become pregnant while using Mirena may also face serious health problems. Most pregnancies involving a Mirena user are ectopic pregnancies, in which the embryo develops outside the uterus. Because of the health risks posed to the mother by ectopic pregnancies, they cannot continue to term. Mirena can also lead to miscarriage or other complications among women who are pregnant.
In many cases, women who experience side effects of Mirena may require surgery in order to treat the complications they have suffered. Mirena users may also be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for the injuries and medical expenses caused by the IUD.