A total of 300 Mirena lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey by women who have suffered complications from the hormonal IUD, lawyers involved with the cases have reported. Legal experts expect that more lawsuits by women who were injured by a Mirena IUD will continue to be filed.
The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 70,000 reports of pregnancy complications and other side effects among women who used a Mirena IUD. Many of these cases involved internal injuries that required surgical repair or procedures to remove the IUD in order to prevent additional side effects.
The New Jersey Mirena lawsuits involve women who suffered a migration of the IUD, uterine perforation, or other complications caused by the birth control device. According to the lawsuits, Bayer— the manufacturer of the intrauterine device—failed to warn women who used Mirena that they could suffer serious and permanent injuries from their use of the IUD.
In addition to the risk of internal injuries caused by Mirena, women who use the device may also be at risk of suffering complications if they become pregnant while using Mirena. Women who become pregnant with Mirena face an increased risk of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies, and other complications.