The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 70,000 complaints from women who suffered complications after using a Mirena intrauterine device. These complaints range from minor complications such as pain or infection to serious problems such as internal injuries and pregnancy complications.
One of the most common complaints reported to the FDA was a dislocation of the Mirena IUD, causing it to become embedded in the uterine wall or migrate outside the uterus. In extreme cases, a dislocated IUD can lead to the perforation of the uterus or damage to other internal organs. Patients who experience serious complications such as these may require surgical intervention in order to remove Mirena or repair internal injuries.
Women who become pregnant while they are using Mirena may also be at risk of serious complications. Half of all pregnancies that begin while a woman is using a Mirena IUD are ectopic pregnancies in which the embryo is embedded outside the uterus. Ectopic pregnancies pose a severe risk to the life of the mother and cannot continue to term. Mirena may also cause women to experience a miscarriage or other pregnancy complications.
Hundreds of women who have suffered serious complications from Mirena have talked with a lawyer about filing a lawsuit to seek fair compensation for their injuries. Patients who have experienced uterine perforation, internal injuries, or pregnancy complications may be eligible to file a Mirena lawsuit against the manufactures of the birth control device.